Sustainability and health news

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...
07 June 2021
Lidl has become the first retailer to test the Eco-Score in the Netherlands and Germany. The Eco-Score measures the environmental impact of food products and while it is still at an early stage it could have a direct impact on future product development for retailers and suppliers. What is the Eco-Score? The Eco-Score is a five-level product label, classifying products from A (low) to E (hi...
02 June 2021
CVS Pharmacy has launched more than 150 new products under its private label brands in the grocery, beauty, and wellness categories. Listening to customers to meet their needs in new ways The US-based drugstore operator launched more than 150 products under its Gold Emblem and Gold Emblem Abound Food brands, Live Better by CVS and a newly launched men’s skincare and grooming brand, Goodlin...
02 June 2021
AEON has partnered with circular packaging startup Loop to sell products in refillable packs.  This launch across its 19 stores in Japan attempts to limit usage of single-use plastics in the country.    Sustainable and durable packaging: stainless steel or glass AEON is now encouraging its customers to avoid traditionally used disposable containers for the grocery items they consume daily. ...
31 May 2021
Speaking at its first Force for Good investor event, General Mills’ chief financial officer, Kofi Bruce, outlined how its force for good mission is being integrated across the organisation and plays an important role in driving long-term shareholder returns. Accelerate Strategy Being a force for good is a central pillar of General Mill’s ‘Accelerate Strategy’, along with boldly building bra...
18 May 2021
The Italian market has been adapting throughout Q1 2021, as lockdown restrictions have eased. Tuodi has launched a new store format, Tuodi Maxi, which focuses on fresh and affordable products. Meanwhile, Gruppo VéGé has partnered with Glovo to provide home delivery in 40 minutes and Coop Italia has introduced a 100% recycled PET water bottle, as part of its sustainable commitments. Italy reduc...