Investing in Front-Line Employees Key to Moving Grocery Industry Forward

Challenges to the grocery store workforce haven't subsided since COVID, they've only changed direction, the author says, highlighting the need for new approaches to training and tools.


Walmart Details Sweeping Restructure of Its Supercenter Workforce

The "future-focused" changes include redefinition and reductions in store leadership roles, pay increases for specialists in areas such as deli/bakery, and changes to its bonus program.

Two Arkansas workers were allegedly fired last year for refusing to comply with rainbow-heart apron mandate, a federal suit says.

Shaquanda Gordon has been named VP of human resources, talent and diversity, in an effort to create an inclusive workforce.

The new agreement with UFCW Local 1000 continues the retailer's Restock Kroger plan to invest in its workers.

The retailer’s Workforce Diversity Report, based on 2019 information, reveals that its workforce of nearly 350,000 team members is 50% people of color.

In a newly created role, the insurance industry veteran will work to promote equality and fight systemic racism in the workplace, the wholesaler and distributor said.

Safety and compensation at the forefront as employees help keep stores open amid the pandemic.

Stores ramped up staffing to meet increased demand while pivoting in other departments that were transformed by the pandemic.

While the grocery industry will always need human labor, new tech could have a large impact on how labor is structured.

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