Asda news

22 January 2020
Asda has become the first UK supermarket to roll out a one-hour click and collect service, according to reports from The Grocer. Express Click & Collect At the end of 2019, Asda launched trials of its Express Click & Collect service at its Killingbeck and Middleton stores. The retailer will now expand this initiative to further stores, with 25 offering the service by February. Hundreds of s...
04 November 2019
Retailers are looking at ways to limit the use of plastic throughout their supply chains. The initiatives aim to balance the need to protect the quality of products, while also reducing their use of plastic and, therefore, their impact on the environment. We look at four ways retailers are aiming to reduce their use of plastics. Asda launches plastic free herbs Asda has introduced plastic-f...
28 October 2019
Asda brings forward its target of including 30% of recycled content into its plastic packaging by five years. 2020 instead of 2025 The announcement means that almost a third of Asda’s own-brand plastic packaging will emanate from recycled materials by the end of next year. According to the retailer, the annual amount of virgin plastic used will be reduced by 19,500 tonnes. In addition, t...
18 October 2019
Retailers globally are launching campaigns to become more sustainable. One of the main initiatives being adopted is seeing them target food waste. We looked at four initiative ways retailers are aiming to reduce their food waste.   Kaufland adopts innovating Too Good To Go app Germany-based Kaufland has partnered with Too Good To Go, which offers food products at reduced prices, just before...
27 September 2019
Asda is set to switch its entire own label ready meals into fully recyclable packaging. Launch date: 03rd of November 97 of Asda’s ready meal lines will switch to the new ‘Evolve’ by Faerch trays, which are made from natural cPET, a form of detectable and recyclable plastic. The move is in-line with the retailer’s ongoing commitment to ‘use less and recycle more’ and will help it transform ...
10 September 2019
Asda is currently trialling an innovative coating that could triple the shelf life of many types of fresh produce, in a bid to reduce the volume of food waste sent to landfill. New technology from startup Apeel Sciences The new plant-derived, water-based coating solution, which can double or triple the shelf life of several fruits and vegetables, is being trialled in the UK for the first ti...
04 July 2019
Asda and Just Eat are due to launch a grocery delivery service that will allow customers to receive their orders within 30 minutes. Initial trial to include two stores and 100 product lines The express grocery delivery service will be initially launched at two stores: Fosse Park in Leicester and Sutton. The trial will include 100 essential lines. In addition, the retailer plans to expand it...
13 May 2019
We round-up Asda’s and Morrisons’ measures to improve customer’s grocery shopping experience. Asda to introduce ‘drive-through’ grocery shopping in Mansfield… Customers will soon be able to collect their grocery orders without leaving their cars. Indeed, Mansfield district council has given its green light for plans to implement a drive-through grocery collection point at the Asda superstor...
23 April 2019
Asda aims to ban all single-use plastic from its supermarket cafés by the end of 2019. Ongoing efforts to ban plastic The trial forms part of several retailer's ongoing efforts to ban the material. In fact, the grocer has already removed plastic items from its Beeston store (Leeds), including straws, disposable cups and cutlery. It has introduced instead wooden cutlery, paper straws and foo...
09 April 2019
We’ve brought together the latest news and initiatives relating to recycling and sustainability. In this round-up, we’ll review how Tesco is planning to trial a new innovative system that converts plastic to oil, while Asda is set to launch a partnership that aims to increase the recyclability of baby food pouches. We’ll also look at Aldi’s pledge to develop fully sustainable packaging by 2025, w...