Sustainability and health news

20 July 2021
Carrefour has, to coincide with the first activity report from France’s National Pact on Plastic Packaging, reaffirmed its commitment to limiting the application of single-use plastic, among other initiatives. Carrefour has set itself ambitious targets for 2025 By 2025, Carrefour has targeted: Cutting single-use plastic packaging by 20,000 tonnes Having recycled material account fo...
16 July 2021
Understand four sustainable initiatives from around the region that are set to change the way retailers tackle plastic and food waste. Eroski prevents generates of 1,100 tonnes of plastic Spain-based Eroski has taken steps that mean it has not had to use more than 1,100 tonnes of single use plastic annually. The retailer claims its success in removing plastics was helped by increasing the use...
15 July 2021
Co-op has revealed its recycling solution, aimed at confronting soft plastic, which cannot be recycled through local council bin collections. Co-op reveals large scale collection scheme The Co-op announced the launch of its in-store recycling collection scheme, which is aiming to collected soft plastics, including plastic bags and other product packaging. Co-op claims the initiative is the ...
11 July 2021
Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) is working together with Reliance Retail in India to launch an in-store vending machine for its home care products.  This machine allows customers to refill any bottle with Surf Excel, Comfort and Vim, enabling lower plastic usage in the country. Customers can bring their own bottle or purchase a recyclable container from Reliance Smart Several suppliers fin...
08 July 2021
Walmart, along with H&M Group, Ingka Group (IKEA), and Kingfisher plc, are launching a new climate change initiative to accelerate movement in the retail industry. More for retail to do The ‘Race to Zero Breakthroughs: Retail Campaign’ initiative has been developed to encourage other retailers to set out their plans to achieve 1.5 degree aligned carbon reduction targets. In partnership with...
23 June 2021
Explore how Spanish retailers, including Consum, Unide, SPAR and Lidl, have performed in 2020, during the global pandemic. Consum’s sales grew 13.3% in 2020 Consum ended 2020 with total sales reaching €3,324.9m, an increase of 13.3% on 2019. The cooperative said its online store is not yet profitable, but by the end of the year accounted for 1.5% of its total turnover. Juan Luis Durich, ...
23 June 2021
We explore how Spain-based Eroski has evolved so far in 2021. The group revealed Daniel Kretínský has acquired 50% of its Caprabo business, while it has announced plans to expand its Eroski Rapid banner through a partnership with Avia gas stations. Finally, we review Eroski’s 2020 results and its outlook for the next five years. Eroski sells off half of Caprabo Eroski has sold 50% of Caprab...
23 June 2021
Pride month is observed across many markets in Asia, although it is not as huge as the celebration in Europe and the Americas.  COVID-19 restrictions have hindered plans to have physical gatherings for Pride month, but the pandemic has not stopped some retailers in Asia to launch virtual campaigns for this occasion. Philippines: Alibaba-owned Lazada recognises the LGBTQIA+ stigma  Man...
22 June 2021
Target has unveiled a new sustainability strategy, Target Forward, which will have an influence across all its operations and deepen collaboration with its partners, including product suppliers. Sustainable brands, waste and opportunity and equity The new strategy aims to co-create a more equitable and regenerative future for its customers, associates and the communities within which it ope...
22 June 2021
As it looks to support shoppers’ aim to consume products more sustainably, Carrefour in France and Belgium is rolling out several solutions and initiatives in the countries. Carrefour adds Eco-score labelling on its web site in France Local trade publication LSA has revealed that Carrefour is trialling the eco-score on its ecommerce platform Carrefour.fr. The trial, which sees a rating assi...