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Gender Pay Gap Report 2017

IPL has today published its Gender Pay Gap Report in line with a Government requirement for large companies to do so by 4thApril 2018. In a report published on the Government’s Gender Pay website, IPL has reported that, for the 2017 Gender Pay Gap reporting period: The median pay difference between men and women employed by IPL is 6.13% - this is better than the national average of 18.4% The mean pay difference between men and women employed by IPL is 16.82% - this is better than the ...

Posted: Friday 23rd Mar 2018

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Colleague of the Year Award 2017

We have announced our Colleague of the Year for 2017. Our Managing Director, Mike Snell, used our weekly company briefing to announce Ken Atkinson, Manager - Buying Edible Produce as our much deserved winner. Ken was nominated by his manager for his unwavering commitment and dedication to ensuring we deliver the best possible offering to Asda customers. With a complete focus on understanding what our customers want and need, Ken has brought innovation to our customer offering and has helped to...

Posted: Thursday 22nd Mar 2018

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Global Recognition

Kellie Schofield, our Responsible Sourcing Manager has won the Walmart Responsible Sourcing Business Enablement Associate of the month for January 2018. Kellie’s recent efforts were recognised by Walmart’s Director of Responsible Sourcing for International Markets, who nominated her for the award. Kellie was then chosen as the winner by the Walmart Senior Management Team of Responsible Sourcing. Kellie has worked tirelessly to support her suppliers adapt to the new Responsible Sour...

Posted: Monday 5th Mar 2018

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Fruit Logistica 2018

Every year, for three days, Berlin is transformed into the capital of the global fresh produce sector during Fruit Logistica. The event showcases the latest innovations, products and services at every link in the international supply chain and sees more than 3,100 exhibitors present to over 75,000 delegates from over 80 countries. A team of our colleagues attended the event to represent IPL. We asked Peter Lawrie, one of our Produce Buyers to tell us about his experience at this year's ev...

Posted: Monday 19th Feb 2018

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Record Roses

This year, we have sourced a record 8.1 million roses to be sold in Asda stores ahead of  Valentine’s Day - enough roses to stretch from London to Finland and back if laid end-to-end. To make this year’s Valentine’s Day that extra bit special, IPL have also introduced an additional seven rose colours to Asda stores. Bouquets of roses are available in pink, cerise, yellow, orange, white, purple and vibrant multicolour! Sarah Oliver, our Buying Manager for House Pla...

Posted: Tuesday 13th Feb 2018

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