Black Lives Matter: How retailers including M&S and H&M are targeting diversity

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It’s been three months since the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement hit the headlines following George Floyd’s death. With the hashtags now fading, Retail Week looks at what retailers are doing to continue the momentum.

2020 will forever be remembered for the fight against two pandemics: coronavirus and racism.

This year has shone an unflattering light on the inequalities within retail, with the BLM movement highlighting the ingrained discrimination for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups.

This was illuminated in the Retail 100, RWRC’s annual ranking of the industry’s 100 most influential leaders, which was published in June and featured just one black retail executive among 10 people of colour.

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