Sustainability and health news

26 March 2021
As the Colruyt Group launches Deals! and rolls out several sustainability-focused solutions we round up news from the retailer. Colruyt Group launches new online promotions platform The Colruyt Group has launched Deals!, a dedicated site that will focus on providing ‘ strong volume promotions on a changing selection of A-brand products ’. The company said the site and promotions will be in ...
24 March 2021
As Carrefour expands coverage for its online store and digitalises its catalogue for YouTube in France and rewards shoppers’ good deeds in Romania, we round up news from the retailer. Carrefour adding online collection capacity Carrefour has committed to offering a Drive, Pedestrian Drive, or delivery service, both next day and withing the hour options, from 2,000 of its nearly 5,000 stores...
23 March 2021
We look at three key takeaways from The Food Institute’s ESG (environmental, social and governance) best practice webinar, which was held in February 2021. We also consider how retailers and suppliers could apply these learning to their organisations. The webinar hosted presentations from William Hughes, Mazars’ sustainability services lead, Talita Ramos Erickson, Barilla Group’s general couns...
22 March 2021
As Albert Heijn and Selecta open their first unstaffed concept in offices in the Netherlands and announce plans to extend the service into Belgium, both Albert Heijn and Delhaize set out sustainable initiatives. Albert Heijn and Selecta to take unstaffed store to Belgium After the two companies announced plans for opening unstaffed stores in the Netherlands , Albert Heijn and Selecta hav...
19 March 2021
Coles has released a new climate change position statement, a refreshed sustainability strategy and launched its newest next generation sustainable supermarket at Moonee Ponds, Melbourne. Accelerating its efforts against climate change The new statement showcases Coles' commitment and governance as a leading Australian business to tackle climate change. Alongside this its refresh sustainabi...
19 March 2021
Following its global partnership with Too Good to Go , SPAR International has announced a further partnership with Gander. SPAR said it initially collaborated with Gander in Northern Ireland, but was now aiming to expand it to a global agreement. Partnership’s expansion to help SPAR limit food waste SPAR said Gander will offer it a ‘ real-time, automated mobile platform that helps food ...
17 March 2021
As Metro AG’s local operations commit to its long-term strategy, the group launches new services to support HoReCa customers and partners with Loop to reduce single-use plastic packaging. Metro launches DISH to support HoReCa businesses As it looks to support independent restaurants, Metro’s tech division, Hospitality Digital, has launched a new tool, DISH Order. The solution plugs into res...
16 March 2021
A.S. Watson Group, the world’s biggest international health and beauty retailer, has recently announced its refreshed social purpose and 2030 vision for sustainability. Commitment to ‘put a smile on our customers’ faces’ Since the A.S. Watson Group is operating on a massive scale globally, it is determined to take stronger responsibility towards the customers they serve, as well as the envi...
09 March 2021
Continente has expanded its private label range, adding healthy snacks and cleaning products. Meanwhile, Mercadona plans to launch nine new stores in the country during 2021, while DIA is to close 71 Clarel stores by the end of Q1 as it looks to focus on food retailing. Continente expands its private label offer Sonae MC-owned Continente has expanded its private label range, offering health...
09 March 2021
Dino Polska plans to continue its investment in sustainability, with a focus on renewable energy, while P&G launched its refillable bottles in the UK. Meanwhile, Aldi announced it has removed two million pieces of plastic from its private label Easter range, while Albert Heijn is set to switch to 100% wind energy to become more sustainable. Dino Polska to invest in renewable energy Poland-b...