Sustainability and health news

15 August 2022
As Australia-based Woolworths officially launches its B2B site and looks to boost its use recycled packaging, amongst other developments, we round up news from the retailer. Woolworths officially launches B2B site Woolworths at Work After a trial that began in September 2020, Woolworths has launched its online service, Woolworths at Work, for business customers. Customers will be able to bu...
10 August 2022
We round up sustainable initiatives from Morrisons, Waitrose, and Sainsbury’s. Morrisons launches carbon neutral eggs Morrisons has launched a private label range of carbon neutral eggs under the Planet Friendly Eggs brand, becoming it claims the first supermarket to do so. The step is part of the retailer’s aim to be directly supplied by ‘zero emission’ British farms by 2030. The eggs come...
09 August 2022
As Iceland highlights the challenges it is facing due to rising energy prices, and it launches initiatives to support shoppers, we round up developments from the retailer. Iceland to face challenges from rising energy prices… Iceland has told investors, according to reports in the Financial Times, it is facing challenges from rising energy prices, noting that the ‘ considerable uncertainty ...
08 August 2022
Lidl is well on the way to achieving its REset Plastic goals and is rolling out Rescue Bags across Germany to reduce food waste. Excellent progress towards 2025 plastic usage targets The Schwarz group set ambitious targets for 2025 as part of its REset Plastic goals. Already though, great progress has been made by Lidl in the last financial year: 18% less plastic used across its netwo...
02 August 2022
Leading US-based dollar store chain, Dollar General, has formed a new Healthcare Advisory Panel. This will provide it with guidance and the prioritisation of efforts in the health and wellness space. We consider why this is a strategic goal for the business. Leveraging a network of over 18,000 stores As a dollar store operator, Dollar General is not the first retailer that springs to mind w...
27 July 2022
Loop has announced that its one-year trial with Tesco is set to end. Announcing the trial’s end Loop said that ‘ Tesco has decided to end the trial to reflect on the insights collected. This means the reuse area will soon be removed from your Tesco store .’ Customers with Loop packaging have until 31 October to return their packaging to one of its return points. Loop highlights positive custom...
26 July 2022
In a month where Lidl announced opening its 12,000 th store worldwide, we look at five recent developments that help make its growth environmentally sustainable. 1. Lockers support online retailers reduce carbon footprint Lidl France has partnered with Mondial Relay to roll-out customer collection lockers at stores. The first lockers at a Lidl store, and 1,000 th for Mondial Relay, opened...
25 July 2022
Axfood had a 29.3% growth in its first half of 2022 with net sales of SEK 35.1bn. Adjusted operating profits were SEK 1.5bn which was a 20.8% increase with an operating margin of 4.2%. The retailer saw an increase of 32.8% in the second quarter with a turnover of SEK 18.4mn. Adjusted operating profits amounted to SEK 828mn with an increase of 25.3% and an operating margin of 4.5%. Acquisition ...
21 July 2022
Jumbo food released its H1 results taking a sales turnover of €5.46bn which was a growth of 1.6% against the same time period last year. Quality improvement and expansion driving success The company has been focusing on quality improvement on fresh, health and sustainability. In the Netherlands customers are looking for better, more responsible and local fresh food.  Jumbo have met these dema...
21 July 2022
Carrefour announced in Paris its trialling a new initiative to reduce food waste, while also tackling inflation. Meanwhile, in Spain Carrefour-owned Supeco celebrates the launch of it 50 th store opening in the market. We also visited Carrefour Montesson, to explore how it applies refill stations throughout different product categories. Carrefour’s approach to tackling inflation and food wast...