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10 August 2022
We round up sustainable initiatives from Morrisons, Waitrose, and Sainsbury’s. Morrisons launches carbon neutral eggs Morrisons has launched a private label range of carbon neutral eggs under the Planet Friendly Eggs brand, becoming it claims the first supermarket to do so. The step is part of the retailer’s aim to be directly supplied by ‘zero emission’ British farms by 2030. The eggs come...
09 August 2022
As Iceland highlights the challenges it is facing due to rising energy prices, and it launches initiatives to support shoppers, we round up developments from the retailer. Iceland to face challenges from rising energy prices… Iceland has told investors, according to reports in the Financial Times, it is facing challenges from rising energy prices, noting that the ‘ considerable uncertainty ...
09 August 2022
The latest release from the British Retail Consortium Retail Sales Monitor (BRC-RSM) shows that UK retail sales growth accelerated in July to +2.3%, up from -1.0% in June. While overall volumes continue to declined, as shopper confidence remained low, rising inflation has ensured sales values moved positive. However, this buoyant outcome was also underpinned by the impact of the exceptional summe...
04 August 2022
The development of the Asda Rewards loyalty scheme looks to be gathering pace. Following a move that saw the trial initially extended to the end of July 2022 and expanded into Edinburgh, Newcastle, Yorkshire and Birmingham, Asda Rewards is now available nationwide through around 300 stores – just short of half of the retailer’s estate. The scheme is also available to online customers in selected ...
01 August 2022
Superdrug has partnered with TikTok to launch a talent competition on the social media platform. It also announced signing over 200 brands on its online marketplace platform and has added more premium brands to its beauty portfolio.   ‘Staying ahead of digital media trends’ Superdrug has collaborated with TikTok to launch its #SuperShow beauty talent show, where entrants complete three w...
29 July 2022
With around two months to go until the regulations on the physical placement of HFSS products in stores in England come into force it is becoming clearer how retailers are preparing for the new laws. Retailers evolving four main areas of the store It is clear from the steps taken so far, retailers are adapting their stores in four main areas, promotional ends, in-aisle activation, at the ch...
27 July 2022
Loop has announced that its one-year trial with Tesco is set to end. Announcing the trial’s end Loop said that ‘ Tesco has decided to end the trial to reflect on the insights collected. This means the reuse area will soon be removed from your Tesco store .’ Customers with Loop packaging have until 31 October to return their packaging to one of its return points. Loop highlights positive custom...
26 July 2022
As Tesco introduces its Delivery Savers scheme and enables children to eat free in its cafés, we round up developments from the retailer. Tesco introduces three tiers in Delivery Savers programme Tesco has launched three tiers for its Delivery Savers programme, reintroducing schemes that were paused due to high demand during the pandemic. The initiative will include a dedicated Click and Co...
25 July 2022
As the retailer acquires Gist and partners with Benefit Cosmetics, we round up these and other developments. M&S to acquire Gist to support its supply chain transformation M&S will acquire Gist, its principal contract logistics provider, as part of its on-going programme to modernise M&S Food’s supply chain network. The retailer said the investment was made given the ‘ substantial opportuni...
22 July 2022
Several retailers have launched initiatives to support the government's new cost of living campaign, Help for Households, while others have introduced steps separately to help families over the summer holidays. We round up some of the steps launched so far. Divided shoppers research shows impact on families In our ShopperVista report on Divided shoppers , accessible to subscribers, we lo...