The Grocer Conference 2020:
How to have a purpose
The role of ethics for your business and your brands


 “If you want to exist as a company in the future, you have to go beyond. You actually have to make a positive contribution.” Paul Polman, Unilever

In business today profit is inextricable from purpose. And nowhere is that truer than when it comes to food and drink. From single use plastic to surplus food to slavery-free supply chains, the UK’s grocery industry sits at the heart of almost every major ethical and environmental issue that shoppers are passionate about. Doing nothing is no longer an option.

For Britain’s dynamic mix of brands, retailers, wholesalers and suppliers that shift poses both major challenges – and major opportunities. All of which we’ll explore at The Grocer’s 2020 conference: How to have a purpose.

Featuring a prestigious line-up of senior industry figures the day’s packed agenda will include talks, panels and workshops on:

  • Ethical sourcing: how to build a supply chain your customers trust
  • How to partner with NGOs, charities and activists
  • An insider look at how to become a B Corp
  • Behind the scenes of Britain’s biggest modern-day slavery case
  • How to use purpose to boost recruitment
  • Disaster-free cause marketing

…as well as inspirational case studies from brands that have done their bit to change the world and also exclusive research on what purpose means to grocery consumers in 2020.

This is one not to be missed.

Take a look at our great line up of speakers: Iceland, the Co-op, Neighbourly, Cook, Fairtrade, Young Foodies, The Slave Free Alliance and many more.

Date: Tuesday 10th March 2020
Location: The British Library, London

Book your tickets here

Grocer members remember to use your code to get your 20% off (£375 + VAT)
Full ticket price: £468+VAT

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