Articles on philanthropic initiatives and programs.

  1. Corporate Purpose
Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity has launched its biggest-ever awards offer, with £250,000 available for local charities. The theme of the latest Heart of the Community Awards is “stronger communities”, reflecting MADL’s aim of helping communities tackle local issues. Applications for cash are… This story continues at Nisa’s charity launches £250,000 award scheme […]
  1. Department: Food
  In the ever-evolving landscape of the foodservice industry, staying ahead of the curve is paramount for sustained success. Corner Bakery Cafe, a beloved name in the fast-casual segment, has the potential to elevate its brand and boost sales with strategic innovations.  Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions, is here to […]
  1. Department & Category
CINCINNATI – Bayer and Kroger joined forces with country music star Luke Bryan and Feeding America to bring healthy food to more families who need it. According to Feeding America’s latest data, more than 44 million people in the United States are food insecure1, including a nearly 30% increase – more than 10 million – […]
  1. Associates & Employees
GroceryAid, the long-established charity that offers wellbeing support to those in the grocery business, has reported that the number of workers it helped over the last year nearly doubled. The charity assisted more than 78,000 workers between April 2023 and March 2024, up 93% on… This story continues at Numbers of grocery workers seeking help […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
Community retailers Dollar and Meena Patel have donated £400 through Making a Difference Locally (MADL) to St Osyth Parish Council to support community projects in the area. Owners of the two Nisa Local stores in Clacton, the retailers have once again demonstrated their commitment to their… This story continues at Two Nisa stores in Clacton donate […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
Two brands known for their commitment to sustainability, Grove Collaborative and Blueland, are marking Plastic-Free July with new tools and a fun consumer campaign, respectively. Grove has launched its Beyond Plastic Impact Tracker, which discloses the amount of plastic avoided and recovered in each order, with the goal of engaging customers more directly in the […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
Nisa Local Smithy Green in Wigan, run by brothers Hepesh and Mitesh Halai, has donated over £20,000 to local causes through Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity. The family bought the convenience business in 2008 and became part of the Nisa family in 2011.… This story continues at Nisa Smithy Green owners donate over […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Elton John, known for his memorable fashion choices, is donating hundreds of items from his closet for an Ebay “Rocket Man Resale” auction, with all profits benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Bespoke Gucci jackets, Versace robes and customized Prada loafers will be featured along with affordable items like concert T-shirts and baseball caps in […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Robinsons is giving retailers the chance to donate £1000 to a community project of their choice this summer with an exclusive wholesale competition. Robinsons is continuing to celebrate its third year as The Hundred’s Official Soft Drinks Partner, with an exclusive wholesale competition giving retailers… This story continues at Robinsons launches competition for retailers Or […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
FinTech firm FreedomPay has announced the launch of its Donation on Device platform. In a LinkedIn post, Garrett Brennan, Director of External Affairs & Marketing at FreedomPay, said: “This game-changing platform feature lets you make charitable donations right at the Point of Sale, increasing awareness and support for charity organisations.” The founding partner for this […]
  1. Channel: Mass
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The 10th Meijer Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Classic for Simply Give has concluded. The event, held at Blythefield Country Club in Belmont, Mich., comprised four days of competitive golf. Lilia Vu was crowned the winner after a three-hole playoff. This victory marks Vu’s fifth LPGA Tour win and first time playing […]
  1. Department & Category
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Food Industry Association (FMI) reaffirmed its ongoing commitment to reducing food waste as a founding member of the Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA). FWRA renewed its Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. Food and Drug Administration to reduce food loss and waste […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity is marking Pride Month by increasing the Pride Pot allocation to £1,000 per cause. MADL launched a Pride Pot worth £50,000 in June 2023 to donate through Nisa retailers to support LGBTQ+ community groups and charities. Nisa retailers could… This story continues at MADL celebrates Pride Month by increasing […]
  1. Data & Insights
On a balmy, late August afternoon in 2023, the Women’s Southern Brave cricket team secured a victory in the Hundred Women’s Competition Final at Lord’s, London. This win marked the culmination of a successful month-long tournament, featuring 32 matches. But the most significant victory isn’t on the scoreboard. Overall attendance reached a record-breaking 300,000 spectators, […]
  1. Channel: Mass
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart, in partnership with the Walmart Foundation, is taking steps to aid its hometown following severe storms and tornadoes that left many across Northwest Arkansas with damage to their homes and without electricity. Together they said they are making a commitment of up to $2 million to support immediate relief in the […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
SALISBURY, N.C. — The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation has awarded more than $675,000 in grants to over 250 nonprofit agencies and community feeding partners across Food Lion’s 10-state footprint. The grants support local organizations’ efforts to nourish neighbors experiencing hunger and provide nutritional education to their communities. As part of the total distribution, Food […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Making a Difference Locally (MADL) clothing banks and donation tins have now raised more than £275,000 for local causes across the UK. The clothing banks allow Nisa retailers to accumulate additional money into their MADL fund, enabling them to provide further support to their local… This story continues at More than £275,000 raised through MADL […]
  1. Data & Insights
  Steven Johnson the Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®, is thrilled to share this news about Domino’s, a restaurant company that’s setting a new standard in corporate philanthropy. Domino’s has pledged to raise a staggering $300 million by 2034 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, marking the largest financial commitment ever made […]
  1. Holiday & Events
Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity has launched its 8th round of the Heart of the Community initiative. This round aims to brighten the futures of children by providing funding for back-to-school uniforms and summer activities. With a pot of £50,000 available, The Heart… This story continues at MADL launches latest Heart of the […]
  1. CPG: Food
Goodwill Keystone Area has partnered with Reworld to offer no-cost electronics recycling at its 42 stores and donation center sites located across 22 central and southeastern Pennsylvania counties. Eligible devices — including TVs, computers, mobile devices, gaming systems, toasters and vacuum cleaners — will be repaired and resold; items at the end of their life […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Yesterday we celebrated the 10th annual Stackie Awards as part of #MartechDay. Every year for the past decade, we’ve invited marketers to send in a single slide that illustrates their marketing tech stack and how they conceptualize it. From these entries, we select five “winners” whose visualizations we thought were particularly noteworthy in some way. […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The Ulta Beauty Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) affiliated with the beauty retailer, is committing more than $3 million this year to nonprofit partners focused on the mental health and well-being of women and teens. The foundation’s mission is to reaffirm Ulta Beauty’s stance that beauty and wellness are intrinsically linked to mental health and emotional […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
One Stop has teamed up with confectionery manufacturer Swizzels to create six Love Hearts pin badges to raise money for its chosen charity, the Alzheimer’s Society. Customers can buy the pin badges for £1 from May until the end of June. The badges will be… This story continues at One Stop’s pin badges build on […]
  1. Department: Food
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer will open two new 159,000-square-foot supercenters, in Alliance and North Canton, Ohio, on May 14, increasing the retailer’s store count to 55 in the state. Meijer previously announced plans to open a 159,000-square-foot supercenter in Hillsdale, Mich. That store is also scheduled to open on May 14. The Ohio supercenters […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
In episode 449 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews John Agnew, chief marketing officer at, an online marketplace focused on sustainable, healthy products and charitable giving. Listen in as Agnew provides an overview of the company (0:55), discusses the conscious shopping trend (1:40), the consumer behaviors is trying to tap into […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Brands have been touting their green credentials and launching new initiatives all month in the leadup to Earth Day, and those efforts have peaked now that that April 22 has arrived. Among the brands that saved their announcements for the day itself are Kering, Marks & Spencer, Wrangler, Asics and Anthropologie, all of which showcased […]
  1. Associates & Employees
LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix honored six of its associates for their community involvement, recognizing them with the Mr. George Community Service Award for outstanding commitment to their communities during the company’s annual stockholders’ meeting. The company notes that Publix founder George Jenkins, affectionately known as Mr. George, believed that Publix and its associates should make […]

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WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation has released its annual list of the Top 100 Retailers. Compiled by Kantar, the list ranks the industry’s largest retail companies by their U.S. sales. “This year’s list of the Top 100 Retailers largely reflects a post-pandemic return to normal,” NRF Executive Director of Research Mark Mathews said. “As […]