The GroceryAid Ball is an unforgettable evening with fantastic headline entertainment and fundraising. It’s the one and only night the entire industry is in attendance, including senior leaders. Last year saw an incredible turnout with more than 170+ companies represented including: Asda, Bestway, Booker, Booths, Costcutter, Iceland, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, Nisa Retail, Ocado, OneStop Stores, Rontec Roadside Retail, Sainsbury’s, Spar, Tesco, The Co-op, and Waitrose.
12 March 2020
Wembley Stadium, London
Following the success of this year's Diversity in Grocery event, we're delighted to confirm that we are back offering a bigger and more inclusive event. Covering broader topics, we have a diverse range of speakers to inspire, champion and celebrate change in D&I practice across our industry. From learning sessions to speed networking zones there is something for everyone. All with our goal of making diversity everyone's business.
The Waitrose & Partners Garden Party offers a great evening of networking; last year welcoming over 900 grocery colleagues from 140 companies and 170 Waitrose Partners in attendance. The garden party is inclusive for all suppliers big or small and designed to showcase Waitrose & Partners’ design and core values.
5 June 2020
Join some of the most senior members of the grocery industry at an event going from strength to strength each year. Hosted by Andrew Higginson, Chairman of WM Morrisons Supermarkets plc with fantastic support from ASDA and Tesco, the shotgun format provides a great opportunity to network and showcase products. The four ball price has been reduced this year so let the friendly competition begin!
20 June 2020
An excellent team-building activity and chance to show your competitive streak. Teams from across the industry set out on the stunning waters of Lake Windermere to row a ten-mile route with breathtaking views. This unique fitness challenge and our only family friendly event on the calendar offers you and your colleagues a memorable experience with an evening celebration at the luxurious Low Wood Bay Resort.
Barcode Festival 2020 is set to be spectacular. The summer party for the whole grocery industry will feature four headline acts, a huge variety of mouth-watering street food and bars – all included in the ticket price – plus a few fantastic surprises. All this, plus an even better, bigger location to house twice the number of guests!
9-12 July 2020
Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge
Following three epic days of cycling from North to South Wales the Coast to Coast will return in 2020. The ride offers a heavy wholesale/convenience contingent and last year featured the likes of Andrew Thompson, Commercial Director, Booker, Gary Black, Sales Director- Wholesale & Convenience at Coca-Cola and Jason Tarry, Chief Executive Officer, UK & ROI, Tesco. More details about the route will be revealed soon!
10-13 September 2020
This unforgettable cycle takes you from London to the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Build lifelong friendships with your industry colleagues as you cycle through the picturesque English and French countryside.
25 September 2020
A brilliant day of shooting, food & drink and catching up with industry colleagues in an informal setting. No shooting experience is needed, so the novice need not worry, it’s a lot of fun!
13th November 2020
The Sporting Lunch is an exciting afternoon of networking, catching-up with colleagues and meeting your sporting heroes. Running for over 50 years, this is a firm favourite in the grocery industry and sells out every year! The event welcomes over 1,250 senior industry colleagues with over 30 sporting heroes. 2019's line up included David Coulthard, Natalie Pinkham, Lawrence Dallaglio, Mike and Zara Tindell and Graeme Swann, so expect great things for next year!
2nd December 2020
Following the success of 2019 the annual Sainsbury’s Ball is having an exciting re-launch this year. The event will be like no other in the industry and promises to be hugely popular with amazing headline performances, experiential entertainment and fantastic networking opportunities with the senior leaders at Sainsbury’s. Taking place in London, it’s a great evening to kick-start the festive month.
Our regional fundraising Branches create a vibrant presence right across the country.
8th February 2020
Crowne Plaza, Newcastle
Love is in the air for the Northern Branch as they celebrate their signature event once again at Newcastle's Crowne Plaza Hotel. Join the team in partying with live entertainment, a delicious meal, games and prizes that will have you feeling full of love until the early hours.
30 April 2020
National Football Museum , Manchester
Join the Northern Branch for their fantastic Sporting Dinner. The 2020 event is
'An Audience with the Nevilles', welcoming Phil, Gary and Tracey Neville to a