Blog Category: Women in Wholesale

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Flexible working, tackling unconscious bias and attracting and retaining talent were just some of the themes debated at the second Women in Wholesale (WiW) conference at The British Library last week. Almost 200 men and women from across the food and drink wholesale and manufacturing industry gathered to hear a raft of inspiring speakers discuss the

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National wholesaler JJ Food Service has increased the number of females working in the warehouse from zero to 13% in just six months, following its ‘Women in the Warehouse’ recruitment campaign. JJ Food Service COO, Mushtaque Ahmed, said, “Minor workplace adjustments have taken the physicality out of the traditional warehouse, helping to attract more females

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The Women in Wholesale (WiW) conference took place this week with the mission to support the development and progress of females working in UK grocery wholesale. Almost 200 wholesalers, cash and carries and FMCG brands gathered at the British Library in London for the event, more than double last year’s attendance.   Country Range MD, Coral

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Minister for Women, Anne Milton, will be speaking at the FWD reception

Fancy joining UK’s top wholesale talent to celebrate achievement AND meet the Minister for Women over a glass of bubbles at the Houses of Parliament? Well keep on reading…  Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD) CEO, James Bielby, has kindly invited all WiW delegates to a free parliamentary reception on November 1 to celebrate this year’s FWD Skills

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JJ Food Service is promoting warehouse jobs to women to increase its talent pool

Flexible working agency Timewise has partnered with the Federation of Wholesale Distributors to run an exclusive pilot into defining what flexible working looks like in wholesale. They need one more wholesale volunteer for the research – it would involve an interview or two and a branch visit. Say yes and your business will help to

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A WiW Guest Blog by Janet Standing The idea that ‘people buy people’ is fundamental to the success of any kind of business, be it in a B2B or a B2C context. Wholesalers support small- to medium-sized retailers, on-trade customers and foodservice vendors who are the anchors of their community. And they continue to support

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Great turnout for the UK Chapter LEAD meeting!

It was another excellent LEAD (Leading Executives Advancing Diversity) meeting last Tuesday. Thanks to Marsh for their excellent hospitality not least the amazing view of the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and surrounding buildings. Here’s a summary of the day!  Helen Cooke’s presentation on disability and diversity together with her personal journey was inspirational some interesting

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Power-networker Jill Livesey (pictured left), Managing Director of HIM, will reveal her Seven Essential Habits of Effective Networking at the Women in Wholesale conference taking place on October 19th at the British Library.  Jill joined the research consultancy six years ago when she networked her way to becoming a well-known and respected part of the wholesale community, driving

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Ian Diment

Blakemore Group HR Director Ian Diment will reveal the wholesaler’s new Equality and Diversity strategy at the Women in Wholesale conference on October 19th. The event has been organised to support the development and progression of women in the sector. Last year, Blakemore launched a ‘Women in Business’ survey to identify the perceptions of females

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Marketing Director of Costco, Sue Knowles, has received the Costco Award for being an ‘Inspiring Woman’ at the wholesaler’s annual conference in Seattle last month.  The Award (pictured below) was given to Sue for the work she has put in to developing the wholesaler’s internal networking initiative ‘Costco Journeys’ and for her involvement in chairing

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