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10 activists making grocery a better industry for the LGBTQ+ community

From managers who have improved workplace culture to LGBTQ+ role models, we shine a light on those increasing visibility and inclusivity in the fmcg industry

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Aldi introduces ‘sensory friendly’ quiet shopping times

From next week until the end of October, about 100 Aldi stores across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire will offer a quieter shopping experience every Tuesday from 6-8.30pm

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One Stop joins forces with Whywaste to cut food waste

One Stop said the partnership marked a significant step forward in reducing food waste and supporting its ambition to reach net zero by 2050

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Crime hitting Co-op stores ‘out of control’ as incidents reach new highs

Co-op campaign and public affairs director Paul Gerrard told The Grocer he was shocked by the “brazenness and scale” of the crimes committed


Aldi to donate 1.5 million meals over the school summer holidays

The donations will be made via redistribution platform Neighbourly

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What it takes to win at the Grocer Gold Awards

Winners of our Grocer Gold Awards discuss the challenges faced on the way to picking up a trophy

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Lidl to donate 1.8 million meals during school holidays

Food will be donated via Lidl’s redistribution partner Neighbourly


GroceryAid hires Kieran Hemsworth as new CEO

Hemsworth will be bringing a wealth of executive experience spanning 30 years in the fmcg industry


‘Most wanted’ list needed to stop shoplifters hitting convenience stores

The impassioned plea comes from the Association of Convenience Stores which found theft across the sector had reached record highs

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Aldi offering kids free sessions of Olympic and Paralympic sports

The discounter has also released the findings of a poll suggesting millions of children are at risk of missing out on sport in the cost of living crisis

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D&I in retail is improving, but we must shift gear to drive meaningful change

Having a diverse and inclusive workplace isn’t just good ethics, it’s good business, says Helen Dickinson, CEO of the British Retail Consortium

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Central Co-op saves shoppers £2.6m through exclusive member pricing

Central said the savings would stay put as the nation headed into the summer as a way of helping shoppers navigate the cost of living crisis

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Convenience stores losing profits from free ATM services

One Premier retailer said his store’s ATM transactions had dropped by around 70% to 45 a day, with a 15p payment per transaction


The women taking on a world of ‘meat men’

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In the final set of our power lists on women in grocery, we look at the progress the meat industry is making on gender diversity, and shine a light on the high-profile female talent that’s rising to the top

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ACS urges cautious approach to future wage rates

In a submission to the Low Pay Commission, ACS has urged it to recognise the unique challenges faced by businesses caused by the cost of living crisis


Jempson’s launching bakery experiences for shoppers

The retailer is also selling bread subscription boxes for the first time, including a breakfast box for £17.50 a month

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Southern Co-op reports major drop in carbon emissions

The society also plans to install more solar panels, trial thermal night blinds on refrigeration units and optimise recycling methods


Scottish c-stores to promote Best Start Foods prepaid cards

The Scottish Grocers Federation will train and encourage shop staff to get customers used to paying with Best Start Foods cards

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What’s on at the UK Food & Drink Shows 2023

The UK Food & Drink Shows 2023 will bring together grocery’s best brands and leading experts. Here’s how to make the best of it

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Petfood makers and FareShare team up to help animals

Companies including Pets at Home, Purina Petcare, Lily’s Kitchen and Mars Petcare are taking part in the scheme 


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