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  • Foodservice Footprint refill Asda pulls plug on refill stores Grocery sector news updates  news-email email-news

    Asda pulls plug on refill stores

    Asda has abandoned its trial of dedicated refill stores citing operational issues and commercial challenges. The supermarket chain launched its first eco trial store at Middleton near Leeds in 2020. It featured 15 refill stations offering household staples such as cereals, tea… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint meat Freshness beats footprints when buying meat and dairy: study Grocery sector news updates  news-email email-news

    Freshness beats footprints when buying meat and dairy: study

    Freshness, quality and animal welfare are the most important attributes when people buy livestock products. Environmental sustainability, such as food miles, carbon footprints and organic production, are the least important. The findings come from an online survey of 3,192 people conducted in five European countries: Czechia, Spain, Sweden,… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Screenshot-2024-06-20-at-16.03.49 E.coli outbreak linked to salad leaves Grocery sector news updates  news-email

    E.coli outbreak linked to salad leaves

    Some of the UK’s leading food-to-go suppliers have recalled a range of products due to possible contamination with E.coli. Dozens of different sandwich types sold in supermarkets and convenience stores have been withdrawn from sale as a precautionary step following… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint offers2 Supermarkets club together to buy Fairtrade Grocery sector news updates  news-email email-news

    Supermarkets club together to buy Fairtrade

    Food retailers are considering pooling their resources to purchase Fairtrade food products after the competition watchdog gave an initial green light to the collaboration. The FT reported that a number of British supermarkets are in talks with Fairtrade about combining forces to buy… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint farmers Health trumps British-ness when buying food  Grocery sector news updates  news-email email-news

    Health trumps British-ness when buying food 

    Seven major UK supermarkets have added tabs to their websites to help shoppers select British food and drink. Tesco has followed Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Aldi, Ocado, Co-op and Waitrose in installing ‘British’ and ‘Best of British’ buttons. “It offers shoppers a direct… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint shutterstock_120104677-copy Campaigners demand sustainability standards for ready-made meals Grocery sector news updates  news-email email-news

    Campaigners demand sustainability standards for ready-made meals

    Standards should be set for the health and sustainability of ready-made meals, according to campaigners, after research found unhealthy, high-carbon options dominate the European market. The study, conducted by system change company Systemiq for 10 Europe-wide consumer and environmental organisations, concluded… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint cattle M&S launches carbon busting cow feed Grocery sector news updates  news-email email-news

    M&S launches carbon busting cow feed

    Marks & Spencer is claiming an industry first with the introduction of a new feed supplement for pasture-grazed dairy cows which promises to cut the carbon footprint of the retailer’s fresh milk. Working with 40 dairy farmers in its milk… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint eco Plans for universal eco-label revealed Grocery sector news updates  news-email email-news

    Plans for universal eco-label revealed

    A harmonised eco-labelling scheme for UK food and drink businesses has moved a step closer to becoming reality after the body leading the scheme published its latest set of recommendations. IGD has been working since 2021 to develop a consistent… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint refill Campaigners hail ‘game-changing’ reuse scheme Grocery sector news updates  news-email email-news

    Campaigners hail ‘game-changing’ reuse scheme

    Food brands and retailers will join forces to deliver circular economy solutions at scale under a new scheme aimed at increasing adoption of reusable packaging. Supported by UK Research & Innovation’s smart sustainable plastic packaging fund, the collaboration initially brings… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint meat Grocery sector’s green claims are greenwash, according to research Grocery sector news updates  news-email email-news

    Grocery sector’s green claims are greenwash, according to research

    Greenwashing is “rampant” across UK supermarkets with chains promoting “minor” green initiatives while avoiding significant action on emissions from meat and dairy products, according to research by Feedback, an NGO. “Our research shows that all 10 UK supermarkets are failing… Read More