The grocers making the greatest progress in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)—companies such as Walmart, Target and Albertsons—are taking action and effecting change. These leading retailers are moving forward with the understanding that this critically important work is never done.
All In: How Walmart, Albertsons and Target Are Accelerating Change
An industry sets ambitious goals for diversity, equity and inclusion.
Accelerating Gender Equality
New York-based Gender Fair is on a mission to simplify the acceleration of equality for consumers and businesses.
Walmart’s Inclusive Leadership
A truly inclusive workplace requires the commitment and participation of all, says Walmart, which sets DEI leadership expectations for its 72,000 managers each year.
Target to Increase Representation of Black Employees by 20% in 3 Years
The retailer’s Workforce Diversity Report, based on 2019 information, reveals that its workforce of nearly 350,000 team members is 50% people of color.
Walmart’s Donald Fan Talks Investing in a DEI ecosystem
The senior director of diversity, equity and inclusion shares eight steps for going beyond check-the-box programs and truly committing to change.
Costco Commits $25M to Improving Economic Opportunity for Black Americans
The club retailer is the second investor, behind Netflix, in Local Initiatives Support Corp.’s Black Economic Development Fund.
5 Lessons Learned: Moving the Needle on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Grocery Industry
"You have to keep asking yourselves, 'Are we solving the right problem? How do we keep listening?'" Schnucks CEO Todd Schnuck says at FMI's Midwinter Executive Conference.
'We See You. We Hear You. We Support You.'
Retailers including Walmart, Target and Kroger establish multimillion dollar funds in support of diversity.
10 Actions Kroger Is Taking to Advance Equity in the Workplace
The retailer has launched its Framework for Action: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plan, which features immediate and longer-term steps.
Walmart, Kroger Announce Racial Equity Grants
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have announced the recipients of a first round of grants supporting racial equity initiatives across the U.S. Meanwhile, the Kroger Foundation picks four beneficiaries for its "Build It Together" initiative.
Schnucks Seeks to Expand Supplier Diversity
The St. Louis-based grocer says it wants its supplier base to be "reflective of the diverse communities" Schnucks serves.
Giant Food to Highlight Diverse Suppliers With Shelf Tags
The new program will highlight 3,100 items in-stores and online from women, Black, Asian-Pacific, Hispanic and veteran-owned businesses.
Meijer Commits to Diversity in Supply Chain
The retailer will hold its first Supplier Diversity Summit for underrepresented business owners.
SpartanNash Hires to Build Diversity
Shaquanda Gordon has been named VP of human resources, talent and diversity, in an effort to create an inclusive workforce.
Giant Eagle Weighs In on Equality Issues
The retailer details plans for a $350,000 donation to support justice causes, a companywide discussion and moves to take a stand on a local newspaper controversy.
Trader Joe’s Spotlights Black-Owned Suppliers
Trader Joe's seeks to increase shelf space devoted to Black-owned suppliers and looks for "neighborhood diversity" when selecting sites for new stores.
Hy-Vee Joins Retailers Calling for Racial Equality With $1M Donation
The employee-owned retailer will donate the funds as well as 1 million volunteer hours to organizations that support racial equality.
H-E-B Creates $1 Million Fund to Address Racial Injustice
Recognizing that "words are not enough," H-E-B President Craig Boyan recently addressed fellow Texans via a Facebook video to announce the grocer's $1 million campaign to stand up against racism and hate.