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17 July 2020
Asda has announced the introduction of a fully recyclable tube packaging for its own-brand crisps, Snax. Eliminating 98.2 tonnes of non-recyclable packaging The initiative is due to help Asda remove 98.2 tonnes of non-recyclable packaging from its operations on a yearly basis. The move is also part of Asda’s commitment to cut down plastic packaging in its own-brand products range by 15% ...
15 July 2020
Tesco and TerraCycle’s Loop have started a trial which will allow online shoppers to buy various products in reusable containers. Heinz, Coca Cola, Unilever, Danone and Nivea The platform, called Loop, will enable shoppers to order branded food and drink, health and beauty and cleaning products in refillable bottles. Brands that have signed up in the UK trial include Coca Cola, Unilever, He...
14 July 2020
Aldi announced the expansion of its home delivery trial with Deliveroo. A further 11 stores Aldi has initially conducted the trial, back in May, in eight stores in Central England, before extending the trial to another store in Camden, London, in June. The trial has now been expanded to an additional 11 stores, including five located in London, and others in Manchester and Cambridge. ...
14 July 2020
Tesco Malaysia has signed the largest long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for solar energy in the country with NE Suria Satu Sdn Bhd (NESS), a joint venture company of Petronas and NEFIN Group. 20 years, until 2040 The Tesco-NESS PPA is due to run for 20 years, until 2040. The first phase will see the installation of photovoltaic (PV) panels on the rooftops of 15 Tesco stores nationwid...
13 July 2020
Denmark’s largest retailer is due to deploy electric battery powered trucks in its city distribution operations. The move forms part of the retailer’s climate strategy. To become operational in the first quarter of 2021 The trucks, which weigh 20 tonnes are produced by Swedish manufacturer Scania, can load 18 pallets, and is equipped with a refrigerator. The trucks have an estimate range of...
10 July 2020
The German discounter plans to remove 74,000 tonnes of plastic packaging over the next five years as it aims to reduce plastic packaging volume by 50%. About the new target The new target is linked to Aldi’s overall strategy to ensure that all own-label products are either recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2022 and that branded products meet these criteria by 2025.  The commitment invo...
08 July 2020
Asda has become the first UK supermarket to strike a deal with Uber Eats, offering grocery delivery in as little as 30 minutes. Trial in Leeds and Birmingham The trial, which launches this week from two stores in Leeds and Birmingham, will enable customers to choose from 300 Asda own-brand products and branded staple products, including ready meals, fresh fruit and vegetables and beer, wine...
08 July 2020
With sustainability high on the agenda of food and grocery businesses, we continue to see initiatives that push towards carbon neutrality. Danone’s reimagined baby formula plant On the 1 st July, Danone announced that an independent global climate change and sustainability consultancy had certified Danone Wexford – a plant in Ireland that produces baby milk – as carbon neutral. The cert...
08 July 2020
Wincanton has announced an extension of its relationship with Asda for the management of its transport and warehousing operations. Extension through to 2023 The extension means that Wincanton will continue to provide its services to Leeds-based Asda until 2023. The service provided includes the management of warehousing and national transport operations across four key Asda sites in Donc...
07 July 2020
The warehousing space has been undergoing substantial technological development in recent years. This is the upshot of rising demand for distribution space, which has been partly amplified by the current COVID-19 pandemic. There are a few drivers of exploration:   Potential long-term financial savings A declining labour pool The need to increase efficiencies However, the adopt...

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