Diversity & Inclusion

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'Huge win' for Asda workers in equal pay dispute Subscription

31 Jan 2019 | By Ian Quinn

Lawyers taking action against Asda said the judgment was a major step forward in the fair pay battle

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Channel Islands Co-op to continue Hidden Disabilities scheme Subscription

25 Jan 2019 | By Andrew Don

Staff have been trained to support and improve the shopping experience for people with hidden disabilities

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Karren Brady to speak at diversity in grocery conference

17 Jan 2019 | By Megan Tatum

The event is aimed at all businesses, senior leaders and entry-level employees, and will include talks, workshops and networking

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P&G launches supply chain diversity initiative

06 Dec 2018 | By Megan Tatum

The supplier has partnered with UN Women and WEConnect to create the Women & Supplier Diversity Daring Circle

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Fmcg business leaders must seriously challenge themselves on diversity

28 Nov 2018 | By Geraldine Huse

Business leaders from all walks of life must be responsible for driving diversity, says P&G Central Europe CEO Geraldine Huse

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Spar stores training employees in disability awareness Subscription

25 Oct 2018 | By Andrew Don

Other supporters of Purple Tuesday include, Asda Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury’s

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How the AllBright funding initiative is backing women in food Video Subscription

23 Oct 2018 | By Angelina Mason

Anna Jones and Debbie Wosskow’s club for female-led businesses looks set for international expansion

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Lessons from the Pret and Patisserie Valerie scandals

23 Oct 2018 | By Steve Parfett

Recent events at Patisserie Valerie and Pret tell us to expect the unexpected, says Steve Parfett of AG Parfett & Sons

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Racial diversity consultation is a positive step, provided it offers genuine insight Subscription

11 Oct 2018 | By Megan Tatum

There is a startling lack of racial diversity at the top of food and drink


Fmcg is running out of excuses on ethnic diversity

31 Aug 2018 | By Julia Glotz

At a time when gender equality is finally becoming a priority, the apparent lack of urgency around ethnic diversity is startling

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Whitewashed: the race gap in food and drink, and how to close it Subscription

31 Aug 2018 | By Megan Tatum

Why are some of the biggest names in fmcg continuing to drag their feet when it comes to race?


Christine Tacon wins Women in Agriculture Award of Excellence

31 Aug 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Tacon was nominated for the award by her peers

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Indra Nooyi’s candour about the challenges faced by female leaders will be missed

08 Aug 2018 | By Julia Glotz

At a time when fmcg struggles to put women in top jobs, losing an outspoken role model like Nooyi is a real blow

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Talking about mental health will benefit employees and your bottom line

04 Jul 2018 | By Helen Smith

Too many employees still worry if they admit to struggling it could damage their career, says Helen Smith of Benenden Health

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Tesco chairman pledges more diverse board

18 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

‘We aren’t there as fully as we need to be’ on diversity, John Allan has said 

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Misguided beliefs must be challenged to reach gender equality

14 Jun 2018 | By Jonathan Fitchew

Having read some remarks made by CEOs and powerful business figures in recent weeks, I felt compelled to write a response

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Brands need to speak up for what's important

01 Jun 2018

You may be wondering why Lily’s Kitchen has produced a tin celebrating Pride

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Iceland pledges to be UK's 'top dementia-friendly retailer'

25 May 2018 | By Steve Farrell

An Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador, Sir Malcolm Walker has vowed to champion the rights of people with dementia

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Wholesale sector must target women better, finds report

27 Apr 2018 | By Emily Bright

Many wholesalers are pushing for greater gender diversity in their workforce

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Gender pay gap at UK's biggest supermarkets is 12%

27 Apr 2018 | By Megan Tatum

Data across the 10 largest grocers shows a gap of just below the national average at 12%


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