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The Grocery Girls

The Grocery Girls

By The Grocery Girls
Navigating change and exploring what it means to work in the grocery industry
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Michaela Moss, National Account Manager at Speedibake

The Grocery Girls

Janet Hadley - Spotlight on Sobriety / Head of Supplier Engagement, Co-op
The Grocery Girls podcast is back! This week, we're chatting with Co-op's Janet Hadley who discusses why she decided to go sober and how it has positively impacted her life. You can find out more about Janet here:
April 11, 2022
Jules Eustance, The Corporate Success Co
This week, we're chatting to Jules Eustance. With 25 years experience across retail, it's safe to say Jules knows a thing or two about the grocery industry. Now, she's sharing her experience with her new offering - The Corporate Success Co.
September 03, 2021
Annabel Karmel, Baby & Children's Food Expert
This week, we're chatting with Annabel Karmel. Annabel's career in food began thanks to a fussy toddler.  Now 30 years on, Annabel is one of the most successful children & baby food author’s, she has her very own food range dedicated to providing nutritious meals for babies and toddlers and has built a massive following on Instagram through her recipes and advice. In our interview, Annabel talks about the grief of losing her daughter, Natasha.  when she was just three months old, and how she channelled her trauma into building a legacy for Natasha with her food business.
August 18, 2021
Julie Waddell, Founder, Moorish Dips
In this week’s episode, we’re chatting with the self-proclaimed ‘houmus lady’ – the fabulous Julie Waddell. Julie is the founder of Moorish, an award-winning, unique range of premium humous and dips. Listen to find out all about Julie’s portfolio career which culminated in her setting up her own business.
August 11, 2021
Debbie Spurgeon, Negotiation Skills Trainer
In this week’s episode, we’re chatting with negotiation expert, Debbie Spurgeon. Coming from a consultancy background, Debbie has delivered negotiation courses and training across the globe. She now works for Ethical Commercial Services as Head of Negotiation Practice.
August 04, 2021
Steph Bateson and Emma Alam, Stemma Consulting
Let's talk about... job sharing. This week, we're joined by Steph and Emma from S&E Consultancy to discover their story, how they came together as a job share, as well as providing practical advice for how you too can make a job share work. Steph and Emma have over 20 years' combined experience, working for retailers such as Asda and Morrisons across buying, marketing and customer planning functions.
July 28, 2021
Sam Akinluyi, MD, PSALT
Welcome to our brand new series of The Grocery Girls Podcast! First up, we have Sam Akinluyi from PSALT. We also welcome our new host, Molly. 
July 22, 2021
Helena Hills, CEO of TrueStart Coffee
Welcome to our festive miniseries! We spoke to Helena about the transformative year she’s had, from changing the nature of her business to embracing her ADHD. It’s a longie, but a goodie. Content note: Helena used some fruity language about half way through.
December 21, 2020
Greg Randall, UK Head of Grocery, innocent
We caught up with Greg after he’d returned to work following seven months’ parental leave. Some fascinating ideas around driving change and learning constantly.
December 21, 2020
Samantha Thomas-Berry, Vice President, European HR at Kellogg Company
After a bit of a break, we're back with a one-off episode to celebrate #GGFest! We spoke to Sam Thomas-Berry about keeping work/life balance front and centre and what she's learnt about herself during the weirdest year on record. Check out all the info on #GGFest and buy tickets here:
August 27, 2020
Cat Gazzoli, Founder of Piccolo
Cat took time out of her very busy schedule to talk to us about pivoting her business strategy to serve customers during lockdown, standing strong on ethical and sustainable decisions, and what it's been like juggling that with giving birth!  Book recommendation: The Home Stretch by Sally Howard
June 25, 2020
Emma Heal, Managing Director at Lucky Saint
Emma takes us through her exciting grocery career, talks about pivoting a brand for the better during lockdown, and the traits she sees in successful people.  Book recommendations: Lessons in Stoicism by John Sellars, Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty Role model: Simon Sinek, his TED Talk can be found here:
June 18, 2020
Jenny Flintoft, Motivational Consultant
We've loved Jenny ever since she presented at our event last year. Here, she speaks about individuality, finding control and how much she needs a haircut. Plus, Verity shares some reflections on the event of the past couple of weeks. Book recommendation: Untamed: Stop pleasing, start living by Glennon Doyle
June 11, 2020
Richard Sullivan, Senior Learning and Development Manager at Co-op
We welcomed Richard as our first ever male guest, and discussed how businesses can set themselves up for success in a crisis and what we can learn from this experience to strengthen our working relationships.   Book recommendation: Tame, Messy and Wicked Risk Leadership by David Hancock
June 04, 2020
Helen Hepworth, Founder and Director, Collective Stories
Gaining confidence and inspiration from our community, Helen started her own business last year. Lockdown has been an opportunity for reflection, learning and celebration. Book recommendation: Drinking from the Fire Hose: Making Smarter Decisions Without Drowning in Information by Christopher J. Frank and Paul F. Magnone BeInspired conférence details: 
May 28, 2020
Anna Harris, Strategist and Researcher on Female Ambition
We spoke to Anna about the findings of her MBA research, living and working in lockdown with four children, and the change she hopes this period will bring.  It’s also Mental Health Awareness Week, so we had some thoughts from our host Hester and our weekly contributor Verity.
May 21, 2020
Michaela Moss, National Account Manager at Speedibake
Michaela started a new job at the beginning of March, and it’s been an unexpected journey so far.
May 14, 2020
Laura Ryan, MD of Lavenpark and Chair of Meat Business Women
We spoke to Laura about adjusting to life working from home and how she’s adapting her network’s strategy for 2020.
May 07, 2020
Welcome to The Grocery Girls podcast! Our host, Hester Lonergan, gives us the lowdown on our new series.
April 09, 2020