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Autistic shoppers need particular support at this time of crisis

If they can find reserves of time and energy, it would be much appreciated if supermarkets could try to ease the burden of autistic people and their carers

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Big grocery names sign up to industry-wide mentoring scheme for senior women

The goal of the programme is to promote and improve the gender balance of company boards 

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Tesco’s skin tone plasters are common sense. Why isn’t everyone doing it?

There is work to be done in making sure everyone is represented when it comes to everyday essential goods

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Grocery Girls women’s network hails successful first year

The women’s network founded by Co-op Food CEO Jo Whitfield has attracted almost 1,000 members

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Alex Scott joins Diversity and Inclusion in Grocery conference lineup of speakers

Now in its second year, the event, at Wembley Stadium, will host about 800 people from 150 companies

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Grocery giants to unite to embrace diversity and inclusion

The ’Diversity and Inclusion in Grocery’ conference will take place 12 March

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How LGBT inclusion can benefit supermarkets and grocery retailers

Businesses like supermarkets can be at the forefront of driving equality, says Kate Williams, head of private sector memberships at Stonewall

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‘Diverse’ boards that don’t include women show some serious shaking up is required

Time-old traditions and tired criteria need revisiting to give women a chance to balance the boardroom

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Men earning 6.5% more at Asda as pay gap declines

Asda said the pay gap was a reduction of 1.1% compared with 2018 and 10.8% lower than the national average

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Tesco to support disabled shoppers with introduction of sunflower lanyards

The lanyards act as a discreet sign that the wearer has a hidden disability

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Diversity in Food and Grocery report finds ‘need to do a lot more’

The Diversity in Food and Grocery report aims to paint a true picture of diversity and inclusion in the industry

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Supermarkets urged to increase numbers of disabled toilets

Muscular Dystrophy UK said six of the 10 big supermarket chains did not have a single fully accessible toilet

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Waitrose and John Lewis trial foreign language badges for staff

The initiative has initially launch in 10 Waitrose stores and seven John Lewis sites this month

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Farm Africa’s 1,000-trees challenge: helping young Ugandan women thrive in the coffee business

Eight industry execs want to help young people – and particularly young women – in Uganda build their own businesses

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JJ Food Service launches campaign to recruit women for night shift work

The campaign is focused on its Enfield, Dagenham and Sidcup branches

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Dignity at Work charter attracts likes of Co-op, Bestway and Diageo

So far the charter has gained 23 signatories including buying groups Confex and Fairway Foodservice

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Lidl to review supply chain human rights in wake of Oxfam report

Lidl came bottom in Oxfam’s ranking of six of the UK’s biggest supermarkets last week

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Percentage of women in top wholesale jobs up 55%

33 females out of a possible 192 positions are currently in senior level roles

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Tesco becomes headline partner for Pride in London

Tesco has been a partner of the event for 10 years

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'Dignity at Work Charter' to tackle workplace harassment

The charter comes after FWD chief executive James Bielby stressed the need to be “clear and firm on harassment”