Sainsbury's news

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...
23 October 2019
Food and grocery delivery service Deliveroo has signed up more than 200 independent and symbol convenience stores and off licences in London, according to reports from The Grocer. On-demand grocery deliveries In an effort to expand its reach of on-demand grocery delivery, Deliveroo has signed up over 200 symbol and independent convenience stores across London. Partner retailers include Budgen...
13 September 2019
Sainsbury’s has committed to slash its plastic packaging by half by 2025, through the introduction of alternative refill options and materials. A “transformational leap in thinking” required Sainsbury’s is co-hosting a summit on the 13th of September with the Natural Environment Research council (NERC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), which brings together suppliers, researchers ...
28 August 2019
Sainsbury’s is testing a reverse vending technology designed by Tomra Collection Solutions, a reverse vending specialist. The solution is compatible with glass, PET bottles and cans. The trial, which will take place in Newbury, Berkshire is a first of its kind in England due to the inclusion of glass. This is made possible by a new machine, capable of compacting material. Sainsbury’s will trial ...
30 July 2019
Sainsbury’s is set to use natural CPET, a form of recyclable plastic, as a replacement of the black plastic trays used in chilled ready meals. Eventually removing 1003 tonnes of hard to recycle plastic annually The retailer plans to introduce the new material across its chilled ready meals range by November. The move forms part of Sainsbury’s plan to reduce, reuse, replace and recycle more ...
29 July 2019
You may have recently seen a large red display unit advertising Tony’s Chocolonely in Sainsbury’s stores; you may have also seen a red shelf tray on a gondola end advertising the brand as well. Why is Tony’s Chocolonely, a very recent UK launch, getting this kind of support from Sainsbury’s? As well as its success in continental Europe, it comes down to the brand’s mission to eradicate slaver...
23 July 2019
Sainsbury’s has started a trial of reusable bags for loose fruit and vegetables in two of its superstores, in a bid to remove plastic bags from its stores altogether. Lincoln and Kidlington superstores The trial, which takes place in Lincoln and Kidlington superstores, will run until August. It is intended to encourage customers not only to use reusable bags, but also to bring their own con...
17 June 2019
Sainsbury’s plans to setup water refill stands at its cafes which will enable its customers to fill their own re-usable bottles with water. 326 supermarkets, starting from August Fresh water stands will be available in cafes across 326 supermarkets starting from August. The move aims to reduce the reliance on single-use plastic bottles. Source: Sainsbury's In addition, customers ...
10 June 2019
Sainsbury’s joins the list of retailers that offer reverse vending machines in their stores. Lincoln superstore to host the trial for now… Shoppers at the Lincoln superstore will be able to recycle plastic bottles and aluminium cans and receive in return 5p coupon for each item to be used for their next shopping. The machines will only accept bottles and cans from brands and own label range...
06 June 2019
Sainsbury’s has pledged to scrap plastic bags for key items and is due to become the first UK supermarket to phase out plastic bags for fresh fruit and vegetables as well as bakery items in all its stores. 1,284 tonnes of plastic to be removed By September, customers will be able to use paper bags for loose bakery products whilst they can either bring their own bag or purchase a re-usable ...