Diversity, equity and inclusion


SpartanNash’s ESG Report Highlights Progress in Sustainability, DEI

"We are proud of where we are today but recognize that progress is a journey, and we will dig deeper to set new benchmarks this year," President and CEO Tony Sarsam said.


Making DEI Foundational: Q&A With Valencia Seals of Ahold's Retail Business Services

Intersectionality and intentionality are core to creating a culture where all employees feel like they belong and have meaningful opportunities to grow, says the DEI manager for Ahold's business services company.

The Changemaker grant and the Next Generation scholarship program, which will help build Black wealth and improve access to higher education, is part of the The Kroger Co.'s Racial Equity Fund.

The retailer’s partnership with Bridgeforth Farms combines the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts with its sustainability strategy.

The expanded assortment includes nearly 40 new brands, including Black-owned or -founded companies, and a wider array of items that meet Target Clean ingredient standards.

The retailer reaffirms its commitment to DEI with second virtual event in search of diverse-owned businesses.

Touting itself as the country's first Black-owned autonomous grocery store, the retailer looks to cultivate a new way of shopping—and has big plans for growth.

Peapod Digital Labs will host four quarterly virtual events throughout the year allowing merchants to meet with potential new suppliers.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index measures corporate policies and practices related to workplace equality.

Noting that only 5% of Black Americans hold business equity, compared with 15% of white Americans, the retailer is investing $2.9 million in organizations supporting Black business owners.

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