The holiday season is the perfect time to consider the frontline workers who help keep the shelves stocked and lines moving at the grocery stores where we shop. In our discussion, Fresh Pathways: Strategies to Improve Job Quality and Equity in Food Retail, panelists explore how grocers can contribute to their communities and drive business success by investing in frontline workers, advancing economic and racial equity and expanding access to healthy foods. Bringing together food access advocates, food retail leaders, and workforce development experts, we discuss what consumers, business owners, and policymakers can do to encourage good working conditions for the people behind our groceries. This brief provides background information to inform our discussion.
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