Sustainability and health news

18 November 2021
As Auchan looks to advance its local operations, we round up news from the retailer as it aims to support sustainable initiatives in France and drive ecommerce growth in Portugal and Russia. Auchan signs up to Planet-Score Environmental Labelling System Auchan has said it supports the launch of the Planet-Score environmental labelling system as part of the on-going expansion of environmenta...
16 November 2021
Morrisons has announced plans to open its own recycling plant to process soft plastics as it steps up its drive on sustainability. The retailer says the move will make it the first supermarket to own its own recycling facilities. Focus on soft plastics The new facility, co-owned and being constructed by recycling plant specialists Yes Recycling in Fife, will help Morrisons deliver against i...
15 November 2021
Co-op and Unilever have teamed up to launch two refill packaging store trials in order to further understand consumer behaviours in relation to refillable and reusable packaging in a convenience environment. Unilever’s first initiative in a convenience store The pilot is set to test a couple of refill models: ‘Refill on the go’ and ‘Return on the go’. Some of Unilever’s best-known brands wi...
15 November 2021
We bring you the latest news from Rewe Group in Germany. Supermarket train Rewe is testing a supermarket train, comprising of three carriages filled with 3,000 of its products. It is visiting the stations of Frankfurt, Fulda, Gießen, Kassel, Darmstadt and Wiesbaden, stopping for two days at each station. The project is a collaboration between Rewe, Deutsche Bahn and Fairtrade and is a uniqu...
15 November 2021
Carrefour plans to become net zero by 2040, while Lidl Switzerland said it had reduced its carbon footprint by 11%. Furthermore, we look at retailers adopting the environmental labelling system, Planet-Score. Finally, Metro completed phase one of its food waste prevention initiative, with over 30 suppliers committing to the project. Carrefour sets carbon neutrality target Carrefour plans to...
10 November 2021
Infrastructure for electric cars is rapidly improving globally. We highlight some of the latest projects and partnerships shaping the sector. Our view Mobility is recovering and commitments to sustainability are rising up the agenda, both of which have been disrupted since the pandemic. Offering motorists EV charging on-site is and will continue to be a differentiator. Energy transition ...
27 October 2021
Reitan Convenience has made one of its 'largest investments ever' , by opening PBX , its sustainable convenience store of the future, in partnership with design agency Reactor AB . In launching the concept, the retailer hopes 'to set a new standard for ourselves and for our industry' . In this feature, we highlight ten sustainable innovations that make PBX stand out. Source: Re...
27 October 2021
As Colruyt expands its use of the Eco-Score label to A-brands and opens a new production facility and Mere delays its entry into the country, we round up news from the market. Colruyt expands Eco-Score to A-brands After adding the Eco-Score to 2,500 private label products to help shoppers understand the environmental impact of food products in Q1 2021 , Colruyt is set to add the label to...
26 October 2021
Frozen food specialist Iceland has long been committed to ‘doing it right’ and ensuring it is having a positive impact on people and planet. We look at its latest plans to reduce plastic and food waste. Trialling new packaging solutions… Reducing plastic is key to Iceland’s sustainability plans. Its goal is to remove all plastic packaging from its private label products by 2023. As par...
25 October 2021
For several years, we have highlighted Zabka as a convenience retailer to watch. With more than 7,600 convenience stores in Poland, Zabka is now a leader, and impressively, a convenience retailer that is well-connected to sustainability. New quick commerce channel for suppliers Earlier this month, Zabka launched Jush, a home delivery service currently being piloted in several Warsaw distric...