Sustainability and health news

09 September 2021
Selex has increased its online sales in H1 2021 and Conad has launched a new, urban format in Milan. Separately, Lidl has expanded its climate neutral range, aiming to increase its positive effect on climate protection and the conservation of biodiversity and resources. Selex online channel grows by 45% Selex has seen sales through its online channel increase by 45% in the first six months of...
24 August 2021
Tesco announced it has completed the roll out of its soft plastic recycling scheme, available in all large Tesco stores. Shoppers can recycle their soft plastics, which are not commonly collected by local councils for recycling.   What can shoppers recycle? The soft plastic recycling scheme allows shoppers to recycle: Clear film used to wrap packaged meat and fish Crisps packets ...
24 August 2021
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Hong Kong has released its latest ‘Scorecard on Key Areas in Sustainable Seafood Procurement Policy.’  Based on this year’s update, A.S. Watson which operates the PARKnSHOP supermarket chain, tops the rankings among Hong Kong’s retailers based on their sustainability efforts with the seafood selection they are selling. Working with supermarkets for a sustain...
16 August 2021
Chilean startup Algramo, which translates to ‘by the gram’, was established in 2013. In its first years the business installed vending-style machines in neighbourhood supermarkets, which sold bulk products such as cleaning detergents and commodities like rice and beans. This unique initiative enabled customers to buy these products in bulk in reusable containers, saving them money on the cost of ...
11 August 2021
Finland's Kesko has grown its market share by 5% since 2014 and doubled its operating margin since that time too. Its hypermarkets and supermarkets account for 60% of grocery sales. As is the case in much of Europe, Kesko’s large stores have outperformed other physical store channels during the pandemic. Hypermarket sales grew by 13% in 2020, while supermarket sales increased by 9%. K-Citym...
10 August 2021
Loblaw is partnering with dentalcorp Holdings, Canada’s largest network of dental practices. Under the agreement, dentalcorp will be the exclusive provider of oral care education and dental health services for users of the PC Health app. Personalised healthcare Loblaw launched the PC Health app last year, in partnership with League, Canada’s leading health operating system technology provid...
30 July 2021
Asda has announced plans to expand its refill range at its sustainability store in Middleton, Leeds. The expansion will see it add over 50 new product lines to its refill zone. What brands has Asda worked with? The aim of Middleton is to help shoppers reduce, recycle, and reuse packaging, while also highlighting sustainable initiatives can be provided at affordable prices. The brands Asda p...
29 July 2021
As Carrefour France acquires a minority stake in quick commerce operator Cajoo, its operations in Poland looks to reduce plastic use and it appoints a new chief executive in Brazil, we round up five developments from the retailer. Carrefour acquires stake in quick commerce company in France In its Q2 results statement Carrefour announced its acquisition of a minority stake in quick comm...
24 July 2021
Watsons, the flagship health and beauty banner of the A.S. Watson Group, is strengthening its sustainability commitment with a target to offset 2,250 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Customers can contribute by buying Watsons’ Sustainable Choice products Source: A.S. Watson Protecting the environment is a key priority of the A.S. Watson Group, and it has invested HKD 750m (US...
24 July 2021
Vietnam is experiencing its worst wave of the pandemic, with Ho Chi Minh City as the epicentre of the latest outbreak.  The lockdown has disrupted the distribution of food in the city, especially for fresh vegetables.  The supply shortage has caused prices of commodities to increase significantly, such that people are unable to purchase essential food items.   Guardian and AEON are among the reta...