Sustainability and health news

05 December 2022
In an effort to drive usage, Asda has announced a new ‘refill price promise’ that guarantees each refill product will be cheaper than packaged alternatives as part of its new refill proposition. Asda has partnered with WRAP and Unilever, with funding from Innovate UK, to find out customer barriers to participation, so it could look at ways it can increase participation. Clear pricing was the t...
02 December 2022
Find out how retailers in Spain have been responding to customer needs. Dia extends its private label to help shoppers save money So far this year, Dia has launched more than 500 new private label products taking the total to 2,700 products in its range. In Spain, this is playing an important role in helping shoppers to save money, with Dia estimating that households choosing its private la...
30 November 2022
More than 3,500 Tesco suppliers can now potentially cut production costs and reduce waste by selling or donating surplus stock or products to other suppliers who can make use of them. Tesco Exchange is a new online marketplace that matches suppliers who have a surplus of crops, by-products, ingredients or packaging with other Tesco suppliers that can use it. It is expected that savings in prod...
24 November 2022
Despite shopper focus on value, Lidl continues to work towards its sustainability commitments. We look at recent developments across its European markets. Lidl France encourages sustainable travel Its first e-station was launched in Villefranche-sur-Saône this week, offering 13 spaces dedicated to the fast and ultra-fast charging of electric vehicles. Lidl France announced plans for a furth...
14 November 2022
As part of an effort to create a ‘positive difference in how customers experience Reduced to Clear’ Tesco has launched a rebrand for its RTC bays in chilled and ambient. The new point of sale plays up the two key benefits of participating in RTC – lower prices and minimizing food waste – with new messaging that comprises ‘Reduced in price. Just as nice. Save money and help reduce food waste.’ ...
09 November 2022
Having partnered with Flashfood, a digital marketplace that connects consumers to heavily discounted food nearing its best-before date, since 2019, Loblaw has diverted 40m pounds of food from landfill and helped Canadians save more than $110m on groceries. How it works Over the last three years, Loblaw has rolled-out Flashfood’s programme to 720 company-owned and franchised stores. Using th...
03 November 2022
Rewe continues to work towards its sustainability goals. We look at recent initiatives in Germany to achieve its targets. Direct flyer distribution via WhatsApp To achieve its target of removing the use of paper-based flyers in 2023, Rewe has introduced digital flyers sent via WhatsApp. Shoppers sign up to their local store and every Sunday the brochure will arrive, displaying latest offers...
02 November 2022
Apart from giving a price discount on products during the festival , which runs between 31 October to 11 November 2022, Alibaba has increased its support to help partners grow their businesses, and help it differentiate it from rivals. Growing customer loyalty for brands One of Alibaba's key objectives is to help brands grow customer loyalty on its platform. This initiative can help bran...
31 October 2022
Lotus's has announced a sustainability policy called "Vision 2030. Actions every day". Part of its priorities as New SMART Retail leader Sustainability planning is in all dimensions of retail business as a leader of New SMART Retail, focusing on driving sustainable daily operations covering environmental, social and Corporate Governance (ESG) towards the United Nations Sustainable Developme...
25 October 2022
Explore how suppliers continue to make improvements throughout the supply chain, to meet their ambitious sustainability targets. We look at how Nestlé and Mars launch new packaging solutions to reduce single use plastic and increase their packaging’s recyclability. Meanwhile, Unilever continues to embed its food waste reduction solutions while also cutting emissions. Nestlé: introducing rec...