Diversity, equity and inclusion

Retailers

Inside Target’s push to target Latino consumers

The retailer worked with Latino businesses to add foods such as gluten-free empanadas and grain-free Mexican wedding cookies to its grocery offerings for Latino Heritage Month.

Industry Partners

Peapod Digital Labs reveals Private Brands Incubator participants to expand supplier diversity in the U.S.

The two-and-a-half-month program allows participants to learn from Peapod Digital Labs’ Private Brands team about the private brand structure of Ahold Delhaize USA.

The Midwest grocer will host an upcoming general merchandise and apparel supplier event this fall as it seeks submissions from underrepresented business owners.

Target and Amazon continue Juneteenth observances as well.

The grocer is using ReposiTrak MarketPlace to increase its purchasing from businesses with diverse and underrepresented ownership.

Company says it has seen “strong momentum building over the last two years.”

"Growth will continue, but at a slower pace than the industry experienced during the 2020 pandemic-influenced whirlwind of grocery shopping and at-home meal preparation," says Denise Purcell of the Specialty Food Association.

Beyond highlighting a bigger-than-ever Pride Month product collection, the retailer is calling out national CPG brands' support of LGBTQIA+ inclusivity.

'At TAAF, we want to create that permanent sense of belonging that is free from discrimination, slander and violence, and so we are grateful to have The Kroger Foundation's support as we pursue that all-too-important mission,' said TAAF CEO Norman Chen in a statement.

Leaders and executives join together for a discussion on "Accelerating Cultural Change in the Foodservice Industry" at the National Restaurant Association Show.

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