Diversity, equity and inclusion

Retailers

Instacart Makes $1M Commitment to Support Black-Owned Brands

Building on its ongoing commitment to prioritize diversity, equity and belonging, the online grocery platform’s new advertising initiative will help eligible CPGs directly connect with customers on its marketplace.

Retailers

Albertsons Launches Program to Boost Supplier Diversity

Albertsons Cos. reaffirms commitment to racial equity with the launch of several new vendor partnerships aimed at helping the company boost supplier diversity.

Beyond rolling out special offers, exclusive recipes and Kellogg's edible glitter-dusted Together With Pride cereal, Giant Food will make a $12,500 donation to benefit Can't Cancel Pride 2021.

The retailer announced that it increased diverse supplier spend 21% in 2020 and is debuting a guide meant to help small businesses pitch to and secure partnerships with retailers.

The retailer is expanding its early payment program to allow diverse and minority-owned suppliers to select invoices for which they'd like to receive early payment.

As the country awaits the outcome in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd, diversity, inclusion and bias educator James Pogue reflects on the events of the past year and the importance of starting social justice conversations.

"There’s more we can do to spark change across the retail industry," Target EVP and Chief Growth Officer Christina Hennington says.

The retailer invests in 19 Urban League chapters across the Midwest, applauding the organization’s “commitment to provide economic empowerment, educational opportunities and the guarantee of civil rights.”

The retailer has “positively changed people’s minds and their hearts” through important conservations around diversity, equity and inclusion, said SVP and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Jonathan Mayes during WMU's annual Food Marketing Conference.

After a successful inaugural event, the retailer will host a second Supplier Diversity Summit aimed at bringing more diverse-owned brands to it shelves.

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