Diversity & Inclusion

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Motor Fuel Group rolls out disabled driver refuelling app Subscription

18 Oct 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Sainsbury’s became the first supermarket to adopt the technology at its 300 filling stations last week…

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FWD hits bursary target to fund more women in wholesale Subscription

18 Oct 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The Fellowship Fund provides part-funding for external career development, training and studying

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Compass launches mental health awareness campaign

11 Oct 2017 | By Emily Bright

The catering company has introduced 90 wellbeing ambassadors selected from across the business to raise awareness

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Diversity doesn’t stop with gender… but it’s a good start Subscription

02 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The BRC’s new gender diversity initiative is a timely reminder for the grocery industry to not go the same way as the IT crowd

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Grocery suppliers must take urgent action on diversity

27 Sep 2017 | By Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones

When launching my brand, I wanted to stand out from the crowd and bought a wide-brim fedora, says The Black Farmer founder Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones. I needn’t have bothered - my skin colour alone made me stand out.

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Age, race, gender? Irrelevant questions of a retrograde era

22 Sep 2017 | By Jonathan Fitchew

It will be a great day when diversity is freed from its stubborn association with those that possess differing physical traits, says Jonathan Fitchew of Pareto Law

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Co-op faces union action over dismissal of disabled drivers Subscription

15 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

More than 300 Unite members are voting on whether to take action over Christmas

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What Kraft Heinz’s super young new CFO tells us about age-blind recruitment Subscription

12 Sep 2017 | By Julia Glotz

David Knopf has become chief financial officer of Kraft Heinz aged just 29 - and prompted a slew of coverage focusing on his age

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Asda to appeal against tribunal gender equal pay ruling Subscription

01 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Supermarket says pay rates in stores differ from pay rates in distribution centres for legitimate reasons

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Wholesale empowerment of women

23 Aug 2017 | By Sue Knowles

Women are reluctant to put themselves forward. In my experience, they often wait to be asked for promotions and pay rises

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JJ Food Service pledges to employ more women

10 Jul 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The wholesaler, which says 4% of its warehouse workers are women, plans for 20% female warehouse staff by next year

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Julie Dunn becomes first female SWA president Subscription

12 Jun 2017

Dunn succeeds Booker’s Eddie Lynagh as president…

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East of England Co-op marks women business leaders with photo Subscription

03 Jun 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The portrait celebrated women who were helping to lead the future of food and drink production..

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Lineup of leading women to speak at wholesale conference

19 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Positive female role models will be highlighted at the Women in Wholesale event at the British Library on 19 October

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Women in Wholesale report calls for gender diversity action

27 Apr 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Research conducted by Him! found a lack of flexible working was the main challenge for women

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Time for a new approach to recruiting young grocery talent

20 Mar 2017 | By An Vermeulen

An Vermeulen of CCEP explains why her company increasingly uses apprenticeships to recruit new starters

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A letter to Tesco’s ‘endangered white male’ chairman John Allan Subscription

13 Mar 2017 | By Carina Perkins

John Allan’s recent comments were intended to be humorous, but as the Tesco chair found to his cost, no one was really laughing and some even called for a boycott of the supermarket

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Women in fmcg must be bold for change

08 Mar 2017 | By Cassandra Stavrou

Propercorn’s Cassandra Stavrou reflects on International Women’s Day and how fmcg can encourage more women to be ‘bold for change’

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Sainsbury's kicks off 'autism-friendly' trial in Liverpool

01 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Staff have received training from community enterprise Autism Adventures to enable them to provide specialist assistance

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The Power List reveals a stark lack of women

16 Feb 2017

Sir, Women make up the majority of folks who shop for food & drink in Britain

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