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In this report we present an overview of sustainable development and identify how the three sustainability pillars (environment, social and economic) relate to the food and grocery industry.

We review the latest activity from leading UK retailers and suppliers as they seek to help shoppers be vegan for January and beyond. With examples from retailers including Tesco, Co-op, Waitrose, Sainsbury's, and Amazon, amongst others. 

Food discounters are now catching up with other major retailers in terms of sustainable developments and are sometimes leading the way. This report gives an overview on how Europe and North America based discounters are preparing and contributing to a more sustainable future. 

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As Lulu sets out plans to open 30 stores in Saudi Arabia, ADNOC enhances its rewards programme, Abu Dhabi bans plastics and Carrefour Pakistan introduces a mobile app, we round up news from the region’s retailers.

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Family Mart Japan has launched a premade donburi (rice bowl) that is suitable for vegans. Vegan hamburger steak rice bowls The Veggie Burg-don, which costs JPY498 (US$4.85) uses no meat, egg, honey, dairy, or any other animal products. The patty is made of soybeans and roast onion and the rice bowl also comes with sides of stewed carrots, roasted kabocha (Japanese pumpkin) and bell pepper. ...
How resilient and responsive is your supply chain?  If you didn’t know before, there’s a chance you will soon find out. There’s been a lot of talk about risk management with regards to Brexit, which seemed like enough of a challenge.  But now many nations around the world are facing the possibility of a COVID-19 (commonly referred to as coronavirus) epidemic, an event that, unlike Brexit, co...
Developments from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. UAE based ecommerce websites to register with the government The UAE’s Ministry of Economy has advised companies and individuals involved in ecommerce to register with their respective economic departments. Registry will be used to monitor the delivery and quality of goods to protect consumer rights and increase confidence in products ...

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To survive and indeed thrive, businesses need to know and understand these four forces and assess the potential impacts and opportunities for their business, and then apply this thinking to their future plans and strategies.

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