Sustainability and health news

09 March 2021
2021’s official Fairtrade Fortnight ran from 22 February to 7 March. We look at how three retailers supported the event. Co-op UK: promotions and awareness The Co-operative has supported Fairtrade for over 25 years and 2021 was no exception. The Co-op used Twitter to highlight the key benefits of buying Fairtrade products. The retailer educated its shoppers, highlighting that purchasing Fai...
09 March 2021
Aldi opened its 100 th store in Italy in January 2021, while local competitor, In’s Mercato, set out plans to open 30 stores during 2021 and how it was aiming to embed its brand identity and sustainability commitments. Aldi opens 100 th store in Italy Aldi reached a new milestone in Italy by opening its 100th store. The discounter operates in six regions including; Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-...
08 March 2021
Earlier this year, we outlined five global trends that will shape the convenience channel this year and beyond. Below are some case studies to show how sustainability and health are rising up the agenda. Taiwan: increasing healthier options Well-known Taiwanese brand I-Mei is promoting new products at FamilyMart, emphasising local origin, quality and no preservatives added. While Famil...
05 March 2021
Japanese retailer Ryohin Keikaku plans to significantly expand Muji’s grocery business by allocating 30% of space at its new stores to premium food and drinks. Growth in food sales at the end of 2020 Ryohin Keikaku’s September to November 2020 sales has increased by 69% to JPY12.2bn (US$115m) from the same period last year.  This is driven by 60% growth in grocery sales, which Muji attributes...
04 March 2021
As Ahold Delhaize investigates opportunities for acquisitions in the US and sets out its new health and sustainability goals, we round up news from the retailer. Ahold Delhaize looking for acquisition targets… In an interview in the Financial Times, Ahold Delhaize’s chief executive, Frans Muller, has discussed the opportunities for the retailer to act as a consolidating force in the fragmen...
04 March 2021
As Auchan looks to roll out further Pedestrian Drives in France, joins the Euromadi buying alliance in Portugal and announces plans to eliminate 55m plastic food trays used for meat and seafood products, we round up news from the retailer. Auchan discusses outlook for Pedestrian Drives in France In an interview in ZDNet, Auchan banner director for its Drives in France, Pascal Damien, looked...
03 March 2021
As part of their commitment to sustainability and zero carbon emissions, Walmart-owned Flipkart and Amazon have recently started to shift to electric vehicles for customer deliveries in India. Source: Amazon Stories India Flipkart targets transition to 100% electric vehicles in the next ten years Flipkart plans to have more than 25,000 electric vehicles by 2030.  It will be partnering with ...
03 March 2021
Now that the Chinese New Year festivities are over, retailers and suppliers have started to shift their campaigns to clean and healthy eating.  The timing is appropriate as shoppers would usually look for guilt-free offerings after indulging with a lot of food over the holidays. Cold Storage Singapore: Eat Wholesome, Live Better Cold Storage has recognised that people are looking to make chan...
01 March 2021
Retailer alliance EMD has announced it will, from now, require its private label suppliers to adhere to its sourcing code of conduct. EMD committed to Responsibility and Sustainable Sourcing EMD said its sourcing code of conduct sets out 12 sustainability criteria, which are based on the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative of the Consumer Goods Forum. EMD noted that private label suppliers ...
01 March 2021
Condis plans to open its warehouse to improve its online store, Condisline, while Aldi has announced expansion plans for 2021, expecting to double the number of stores it added in 2020. Meanwhile, Mercadona continues to embed its sustainability strategy and Uvesco has revealed its 2020 full year results and set out its 2021 strategy. Condis boost its online platform Condis has opened a 5,00...