Sustainability and health news

05 October 2022
Although the cost-of-living crisis is impacting retailers’ current priorities, sustainability remains high on the agenda. New EU regulations are being considered to tackle deforestation, while retailers such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s and SPAR Austria continue to step up their efforts to reduce plastic packaging and food waste in a bid to increase cost efficiency. EU Deforestation Regulations ...
30 September 2022
As Tesco works with Ikea and toothpaste manufacturers on separate trials, we round up news from the retailer. Tesco and Ikea collaborate on collection points Ikea will trial click and collect points in car parks at seven Tesco stores as part of an expansion of its Collect Near You service. The retailers have said they will trial the solution for six months. Ikea shoppers will be able to col...
27 September 2022
Against the backdrop of rising prices, a question we are being asked a lot is whether the rising cost-of-living will affect GB shoppers’ attitudes to sustainability, a topic covered by my colleague Dan Gillett in his report . Most shoppers think they can’t afford to buy sustainably The perceived cost of shopping sustainably has always been a factor for shoppers when choosing what to buy....
15 September 2022
Zabka has just unveiled its new Eko Smart format of stores, showcasing plenty of innovation by the Polish convenience retailer. Further innovation amongst its rapid expansion Zabka has launched the first of its Eko Smart stores in Poznan, with plans for three further stores. The new format combines ecology and technology and is part of the Zabka Group's ongoing responsibility strategy. E...
30 August 2022
As retailers look to limit food waste and support farmers affected by the recent drought conditions, we round up initiatives from Asda, Lidl, Sainsbury's, and Waitrose. Asda and Sainsbury’s remove best before dates Asda is to remove best before dates from nearly 250 packaged fruit and vegetable lines, including cauliflowers, carrots, citrus fruits, and potatoes. Asda will take the step from...
23 August 2022
DFI will kick start a commitment to provide a million meals to the less fortunate in Singapore across two years. “Have you eaten” initiative The group will contribute a percentage of its revenue from the sale of its Meadows brand of rice from any Giant, Cold Storage or CS Fresh stores towards the programme. The goal is to provide one million meals in food donated, supported by its ongoing s...
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...