Collaboration and best practice news

14 December 2020
Central England Co-op is running a trial of refill station at its new flagship store in Lichfield. In partnership with Suma The zero-waste refill station was developed in partnership with Suma, a wholesale worker co-operative. Suma supplies the products in the refill hub, such as pulses, cereals, nuts and dried fruits. The latest trial, which will allow shoppers to fill their own contain...
11 December 2020
Sainsbury’s is creating 12,000 seasonal roles to support customer demand for online grocery orders this Christmas. This number is almost double last year’s recruitment. It comes at the end of a year in which the retailer has more than doubled online grocery capacity and introduced Click & Collect to 200 more supermarkets. Focusing resources online The seasonal colleagues will help fulfil on...
11 December 2020
Co-op has announced plans to replace its entire fleet of fossil-powered home delivery vans with electric versions. 200 diesel vans phased out by 2025 The move indicates Co-op’s commitment to accelerate zero emissions deliveries and reduce its total greenhouse gas emissions by half by 2025. The retailer intends to use initially Renault Kangoo EVs. However, the choice of model might change...
11 December 2020
Nestlé announced plans to offer reusable containers for its Nesquik cocoa powder, Ricoré chicory and coffee drink, as well as Chocapic Bio cereals, in partnership with Carrefour and Loop, a circular ecommerce platform developed by TerraCycle. Stainless-steel containers The move is the latest display of Nestlé’s efforts to cut down packaging through alternative packaging delivery systems. Sh...
09 December 2020
Asda announced the expansion of its groceries delivery service with Uber Eats in time for the festive season, according to reports from The Grocer. From 25 to 100 stores The delivery service, which started initially as a trial in Leeds and Birmingham , has been expanded from 25 stores to 100 stores across the UK. According to Asda, since more people are due to celebrate Christmas at hom...
08 December 2020
PepsiCo announced plans to eliminate virgin plastic from its Pepsi brand beverage bottles that are sold in nine European countries by 2022. 40% less carbon emissions   According to the company, the move to 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET), which is the plastic recycled from post-consumer packaging, will eliminate over 70,000 tonnes of virgin, fossil-fuel based plastic per yea...
08 December 2020
CCEP has set new net emissions targets that are in line with the 1.5°C reduction pathway set out by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). What are these new targets? Essentially, CCEP has committed to reducing net emissions across its entire value chain by 30% by 2030, before becoming a net-zero business by 2040. The company’s new commitments cover emissions from Scope 1 ...
03 December 2020
As it looks to cut food waste and as part of its digital transition, SPAR has signed a global partnership with Too Good To Go that will cover 13 countries where the two organisations operate. SPAR and Too Good To Go to collaborate across Europe SPAR and Too Good To Go will work together in 13 countries where they both operate, which will cover nearly 9,000 SPAR stores. Together the two orga...
01 December 2020
Waitrose and Deliveroo have announced the expansion of their delivery trial to 40 stores. At the same time, they have launched  a new Christmas campaign, ‘Donate a Plate’, on the Global Day of Giving. Expanding from 25 to 40 stores in total Waitrose’s trial with Deliveroo has been expanded given the rising customer demand, and will be available from 40 shops in the next week. More than 650 ...
26 November 2020
Building on their existing strategic relationship, Kroger and Ocado are expanding their collaboration to include in-store fulfillment. Improving channel economics The extension of the partnership will see Kroger optimise Ocado’s in-store fulfillment solution. This includes proprietary software that supports associates in assembling orders, making it easier and more efficient to find product...