Diversity, equity and inclusion

Retailers

Natural Grocers Recognizes Juneteenth With Donation to Color of Change

Target and Amazon continue Juneteenth observances as well.

Retailers

Southeastern Grocers Expanding Its Diverse Supplier Program

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.

ESG ratings systems lack needed transparency and consistency, Rashida Salahuddin writes. But grocery retailers' boards can help steer ESG reporting in a more-meaningful direction.

In an update on its progress to invest $2 billion in Black-owned businesses, the retailer also announced a new fund to increase exposure of diverse-owned brands through paid media.

The parent company of Winn-Dixie and Fresco y Mas is partnering with ECRM and RangeMe to host a virtual event for suppliers looking to pitch their retail-ready products.

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