A new Oxfam report illustrates how the pandemic is deepening the divide between winners and losers in the global food supply chain. Huge supermarket chains are delivering billions to shareholders and executives, while their workers are facing financial precarity and exposure to potentially fatal disease.
In 2018, Oxfam launched Behind the Barcodes to examine policies and practices of supermarket chains around the world—and to pressure them to do better. Today, we’re delighted to welcome significant new commitments on human rights from Kroger, the second largest food retailer in the US.
Grocery workers are on the front line of our fight with COVID-19. Supermarkets must safeguard their lives and livelihoods.