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Grocers’ food for thought over CSR: Discovering if talk turns into effective action

Strategic Direction

ISSN: 0258-0543

Article publication date: 12 June 2017




This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.


This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.


Health and safety and environment are the leading themes in both data sets. Animal welfare, community and biotechnology and novel foods take the middle ground with differing use across reports and products. Fair trade, labor and human resources and procurement and purchasing are the least commonly described themes in reports and on products. Retailers focus on different corporate social responsibility (CSR) themes in reports and new products, which may be evidence of competitive rather than pre-competitive strategies.

Practical implications

The paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world’s leading organizations.


The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.



(2017), "Grocers’ food for thought over CSR: Discovering if talk turns into effective action", Strategic Direction, Vol. 33 No. 6, pp. 32-34.



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