Diversity & Inclusion


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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FWD partners with TimeWise on wholesale flexible working pilot

23 Oct 2017 | By Emily Bright

The project will start with a consultation phase with key wholesalers next month to examine current practice

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Greggs signs Time to Change mental health workplace pledge

23 Oct 2017 | By Emily Bright

Greggs launched its Balanced You health and wellbeing initiative ealier this year…

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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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Take mental health seriously: employee care goes beyond HR

18 Oct 2017 | By Jonathan Fitchew

World Mental Health Day occurs annually on 10 October. This year the pledge was centred on mental health in the workplace

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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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