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Booths introduces hidden disability lanyard scheme

The move follows Sainsbury’s and Tesco rolling out similar schemes in 2019

Amanda Niche & co

Black Lives Matter: black founders open up about race in the food & drink industry

Black food and drink founders talk to The Grocer about the struggles faced in their entrepreneurial journeys due to their skin colour

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Food and drink brands should take a stand against racism

It is essential we go beyond talk and look at the underlying structures in the industry, says Andrew Hunt, co-founder of Aduna

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In taking a stand against racism, tea brands are leading the way in fmcg

Powerful brands have a right – one might even say an obligation – to use their vast resources for good

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Black Lives Matter - and the food industry must not be silent on the issue

Senior executives must stand up and make a difference, says The Black Farmer founder Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones

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Why 2020 is the year brand purpose gets political

Companies rolling out campaigns that call for systemic change must do so with integrity, says Eleanor O’Leary, The Better Brand Consultant

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Co-op CEO Murrells publishes response to ‘horrific’ George Floyd killing

Murrells said he felt “compelled” to let all the Co-op colleagues know “I care deeply about you”

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Disabled shoppers plan class action against supermarkets

The mults were said to be failing to make “reasonable adjustments” for disabled people

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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