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Owner Andrew Thornton discusses his vision to eliminate plastic packaging in store, and urges the backing of manufacturers and retailers.
Budgens retailer Andrew Thornton believes his Belsize Park store will be “virtually” plastic-free within three years and has challenged retailers and manufacturers to follow suit in his vision to reduce plastic packaging.
Almost three-quarters (73%) of British shoppers prefer to buy products with environmentally-friendly packaging, according to IRI’s European Shopper Insights Survey.
Budgens is in “great shape” after recruiting 70 stores in the past year and expanding in to 12 new counties, according to brand director Mike Baker.
The best in UK convenience retailing was celebrated in style at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on 14 March. Watch some of the highlights here.
Wharfedale Premier owner Sam Coldbeck explains the importance of sourcing local produce in an inner city store.
Southampton-based retailers Richard Inglis and Steve Bassett discuss how new technology is enabling them to boost footfall and reduce costs at their respective stores.
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