Diversity & Inclusion

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Join up thinking to get results on gender diversity

26 Apr 2018

The gender pay gap has opened an interesting can of worms in wholesale

Vicky Hayden

Ways retailers can show support for trans equality

22 Mar 2018 | By Vicky Hayden

Trans people have always existed, but recently they have become more visible…

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Asda pledges to appoint more women senior managers

01 Mar 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Asda’s median pay difference between all men and women employed by the company was 8.9%, the Walmart-owned supermarket revealed in its  Gender Pay Gap report

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Jane Walker is a misstep but Diageo is no sexist throwback Subscription

27 Feb 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The idea that women “can’t handle” the tipple in its original form is patronising at best, downright sexist at worst

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Diageo joins Free The Bid push to aid women in advertising

22 Feb 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

In November, Diageo was named as one of the top ranking FTSE 100 companies for gender parity in the boardroom

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B Corps businesses 'grow 28 times faster than UK GDP'

21 Feb 2018 | By Megan Tatum

Average year-on-year growth across the 150 UK businesses signed up to B Corps was 14% in the past year

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Big enough to bite? Sales salary survey 2018 Subscription

14 Feb 2018 | By Megan Tatum

With salaries stagnating, roles more demanding than ever and a diminishing pool of talent, how to pull in the best?


It's not just BBC being swept up in gender pay gap maelstrom

09 Feb 2018 | By Megan Tatum

Business won’t be able to ride this new heightened focus on how we treat, talk about, listen to and pay women by shoving its head in the sand

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Female sales directors paid 38% less than men

09 Feb 2018 | By Megan Tatum

Real-time salary data showed male sales directors earn £138,885 on average while females in the same role earn £86,600

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Spotlight on food & drink in week of gender missteps Subscription

08 Feb 2018 | By Megan Tatum

“Business issues are never just business issues.” This was the prophetic observation of PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi before she was plunged into PR hell this week

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Most autistic people avoid supermarkets, report finds Subscription

08 Feb 2018 | By Emily Bright

Autistica’s research found supermarkets were losing out on a potential £13.5m in weekly revenue…

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Women in Wholesale looks to aid recruitment with research

05 Feb 2018 | By Emily Bright

Results will be available as a free report


Macho fmcg is still a hostile place for LGBTQ

16 Nov 2017

Sir, Thank you for your article ‘How LGBTQ friendly is fmcg?’ (11 November, p28). It isn’t. End of…

Diageo’s gender pay gaps is significantly below the national average

Diageo plans to become 'best employer for women in the UK'

15 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The spirits giant has unveiled a gender pay gap significantly below the national average across its British businesses

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Verbal abuse and physical assaults on shop staff soar by 25%

15 Nov 2017 | By Emily Bright

An average of 250 shopworkers were assaulted per day over the past 12 months, found Usdaw’s Freedom From Fear survey


How LGBTQ-friendly is fmcg?

13 Nov 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Stonewall’s list of the top 100 LGBTQ-inclusive employers only includes two food and drink companies. How can it be sorted…

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Fmcg high flyers recognised as Women to Watch

10 Nov 2017 | By Rachel Graham

The Co-op’s CEO Jo Whitfield and Lisa Attenborough, director of UK communications at Arla, were among those recognised this year

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Diageo tops fresh FTSE 100 ranking for most female directors

10 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The Smirnoff owner’s board is 44.4% female, with four female directors and one female executive director

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JJ Food Service campaign increases female warehouse employees Subscription

26 Oct 2017 | By Emily Bright

Proportion of female warehouse staff has gone from zero to 13% in the past six months following a targeted recruitment campaign

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Making a career in wholesale more attractive to women

25 Oct 2017 | By Emily Bright

The Women in Wholesale conference heard last week how leading players in the industry are tackling the gender divide


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