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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.

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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...
Tesco has launched the second phase of its Remove, Reduce, Re-use and Recycle plan. The new plans set out four steps that will govern packaging design across all product categories. The sequence is as follows: Remove all non-recyclable and hard to recycle material Where this isn't possible, these materials must be reduced to a minimum, including excess packaging Explore new opportunities to r...
In a bid to stop using plastic carrier bags, Tesco is set to scrap them from its online groceries’ delivery business. Effective from August 2019 The move is set to remove 2,000 tonnes of plastic from its supply chain, which equals to 250 million fewer carrier bags being used each year. As an alternative, the retailer is set to deliver customers’ groceries in reusable trays straight into the...

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07/11/2019
Waste management and prevention is a topic of paramount importance for the food industry. This report will help you understand different types of waste, industry standards and initiatives as well as how to best measure and manage waste.
30/09/2019
This case study looks at how Tesco used its scale to optimise transport through collaboration. The work covered in this case study has seen Tesco shortlisted as a finalist in the 2019 IGD Supply Chain Excellence award category.
23/09/2019
Read this report and see why synchronisation matters, how you can improve it and the benefits of doing so.

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), the UK government’s independent forecasting body, has issued a new edition of its regular Fiscal Risks Report.

This includes interesting content, relevant to grocery businesses. Chapter Nine examines climate change as a threat to economic performance and fiscal outcomes.

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A practical one day workshop for all roles in suppliers, to help develop your understanding of the vital part that supply chains play in underpinning FMCG businesses.