Sustainability and health news

12 October 2021
Asda has announced a number of major initiatives over the last week that demonstrate its growing focus on new channels, products and sustainability. Largest refill store opened in York Following the launch of its Middleton sustainability store last year and a follow up opening in Glasgow, Asda has opened its largest ever refill store at Monk's Cross in York. This will stock 100 branded and pr...
12 October 2021
Watsons, the flagship health and beauty banner of the A.S. Watson Group, is partnering with Breast Cancer Welfare Association (BCWA) Malaysia. They will drive together breast cancer awareness through the Watsons Positively Pinktober campaign. It includes encouraging customers to submit their recorded dance using steps from their breast self-examination, as well as discounts on participating produ...
07 October 2021
Watsons, the flagship health and beauty banner of the A.S. Watson Group, has recently launched over 1,600 Sustainable Choices products in its physical stores as well as online.  It has collaborated with global supplier partners, including Beiersdorf, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Kao, L'Oréal, Procter & Gamble, Reckitt, Shiseido and Unilever for this initiative. Products from the Sustain...
29 September 2021
Watsons, the flagship health and beauty banner of the A.S. Watson Group, has announced a partnership with Plastic Bank in the Philippines to reduce plastic pollution in our oceans.  The Philippines is one of the biggest contributors to plastic pollution Plastic waste is a big problem for the environment. Experts have predicted that there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans in the n...
28 September 2021
AEON Wellness, the health and beauty division of the AEON Group, has recently announced new initiatives as part of its digital transformation to cope with the impact of the pandemic. Focus on digitisation, convenience and safety COVID-19 may have disrupted AEON Wellness’ operations in the past year, but it has also served as a catalyst for the retailer to accelerate its digital transformation...
27 September 2021
Unilever, L’Oreal, Henkel, LVMH and Natura & Co are forming a global beauty consortium to develop together an environmental impact assessment and scoring system for suppliers in the cosmetics industry. Brand-agnostic assessment using a science-based methodology This group of five global beauty and personal care companies is inviting more cosmetic companies to join the initiative.  The aim is ...
22 September 2021
Walmart has developed a new platform to make it easier for shoppers to identify products that are built better for them and for the planet. Icons used to identify two groups of products The new platform is integrated into Walmart.com. Shoppers will be able to quickly identify products that meet independent and authoritative standards for promoting personal well-being and reducing their envi...
16 September 2021
PepsiCo has launched pep+ (pep Positive), a strategic end-to-end transformation, placing sustainability at the centre of how it will create growth and value. We review the key elements. Changing how products are made and go to market This initiative will guide how the company will transform its business operations as it aims to operate within planetary boundaries and drive change for the pl...
14 September 2021
Tesco has partnered with global reusable packaging platform Loop to offer shoppers a variety of food, drinks, household, and beauty product in a reusable packaging. The initiative will be available in 10 large Tesco stores. Tesco and Loop offer shoppers 88 products, which includes popular brands and products from Tesco private label range. The retailer is aiming to add more products throughout ...
14 September 2021
Europe’s largest retailer is accelerating its sustainable transformation. While many of the developments are not unique in the retail industry, the size and scale of Lidl means these solutions could contribute to make it a leader in Europe in terms of sustainability. We look at some of its latest developments in the region. Tighter plastic reduction targets through Reset Plastic strategy In...