Diversity, equity and inclusion

Stores

Southeastern Grocers to Open Two New Fresco y Mas Stores

As part of its celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Winn-Dixie parent Southeastern Grocers said it will open two new outposts of its five-year-old Fresco y Mas chain in Florida in November.

Retailers

Walmart Invests $3.3 Million in Criminal Justice Reform, Violence Prevention

The Walmart.org Center for Racial Equity is backing four networks that will seek at a community level to prevent violence, keep individuals out of the criminal justice system and fund research into criminal justice reform.

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.

The Go Fresh & Local competition supports development of new regional brands and supplier diversity efforts, the retailer said.

Retailer partners with Start Garden on event to enhance supplier diversity and provide a roadmap to Black, Indigenous and people of color-owned businesses interested in joining its shelves.

Donald Fan, senior director of Walmart’s Global Office of Culture, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, on the key role that every C-suite executive needs to play for DEI to succeed.

Black/African American employees accounted for 15% of the company's nonmanager workforce, 12% of managers and 9% of officers in 2020, Target reported.

Kroger, Meijer, Target and Walmart are among the companies to score 100% on the 2021 Disability Equality Index, a joint initiative by Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities.

Walmart's Senior Director, Global Office of Culture, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion shares advice on integrating equity throughout the recruiting, hiring, onboarding, career development and advancement process.

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.

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