• Foodservice Footprint F41-p5a-A Businesses urged to meet higher chicken standards Grocery sector news updates  RSPCA Assured RSPCA news-email M&S

    Businesses urged to meet higher chicken standards

    The RSPCA is urging supermarkets and foodservice companies to follow Marks & Spencer’s lead and commit to new welfare requirements for chickens. Last week, M&S became the first retailer to pledge to meet new welfare requirements for meat chickens across… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint MS-Cheshire-Oaks-Plan-A M&S: the big sustainability push Behind the Headlines Interviews: Industry professionals  PCRRG Marks & Spencer M&S Kevin Vyse IGD

    M&S: the big sustainability push

    With single-use packaging in politicians’ sights, the retailer’s circular economy lead talks to Footprint about plans to cut waste to zero. By David Burrows. It’s 14 months since Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall launched his offensive against the coffee shop chains and single-use… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Unknown-27 FSA exempts supermarkets from campylobacter survey Grocery sector news updates  Waitrose Sainbury's news-email M&S Lidl FSA

    FSA exempts supermarkets from campylobacter survey

    The Food Standards Agency (FSA) will no longer publish results from the nine largest supermarkets as part of its annual campylobacter survey after agreeing for the retailers to publish results on their own websites. The FSA said the decision was… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Unknown-18 Is Fairtrade fair game? Behind the Headlines Features Out of Home News Analysis  Wairtrose Sainsbury's news-email Mondelez Mike Coupe M&S Hans Joer Fairtrade David Nieburg Cadbury's Blythman

    Is Fairtrade fair game?

    Sainsbury’s has suffered a PR fiasco after ditching the label on some of its teas – but there are legitimate questions about whether the certification scheme works. By David Burrows. Joanna Blythman – the self-proclaimed “thorn in the flesh” of… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint P21 Veggies let down by sandwich choice Grocery sector news updates Out of Home sector news  Waitrose Tesco Sue Dibb Sainbury's Pret news-email Morrisons M&S Greggs Eating Better Co-op Boots ASDA

    Veggies let down by sandwich choice

    High street sandwich sellers must do more to offer customers vegetarian and vegan options, an environmental group has said. Eating Better found that only 4% of over 500 sandwiches it surveyed were plant-based, meaning they did not contain meat, fish,… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint SWNS_PLASTIC_CHEF_15_LOW_RES Linen supplier and M&S join forces for recycling initiative Best Practice  Unicef The London Linen Group Plan A news-email M&S Closed Loop Supply Chain

    Linen supplier and M&S join forces for recycling initiative

    The London Linen Group have an excellent proven track record in sustainability. They already possess impressive accolades such as being the UK’s most environmentally friendly laundry service, the winner of two Footprint Awards (Sustainable Supplier and Sustainable Use of Natural… Read More

  • News review

    More sweets at new owner of Morrisons’ Local stores and M&S   Jamie Oliver look away now. The new owner of Morrisons convenience stores has claimed the chain hasn’t turned a profit because it hasn’t been selling enough sweets to… Read More

  • M&S’s new food redistribution scheme

    MARKS & SPENCER has launched a nationwide surplus food redistribution scheme that will connect all its stores with local food charities and help the retailer meet its Plan A target of reducing food waste by 20% by 2020. Pressure has… Read More

  • M&S strengthens commitment to 100% renewables

    MARKS & SPENCER joins Unilever and 18 other firms to join the RE100 initiative, announcing that it will source 100% of its power from renewable sources.                     The food, clothing and… Read More

  • M&S, Sainsbury’s and leading industry organisations launch in-market trial to significantly increase CPET tray recycling

    A CONSORTIUM of organisations from the UK’s packaging, retail and recycling industries, led by Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury’s, are to launch an in-market trial programme aimed at significantly increasing the number of black CPET trays that are recycled.  … Read More