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Government confirms 21 May for 10p plastic bag charge introduction


Defra has confirmed that the charge for plastic bags will increase from 5p to 10p on 21 May. 


Plastic bag charge increase delayed


DEFRA has delayed the increase to “ensure businesses have sufficient time to prepare for the changes”.


Southern Co-op trials food waste scheme


Southern Co-op is to trial selling selected products that are past their best before date in a bid to reduce food waste.

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Plastic bag charge increase implementation date confusion grows


Legislation on the proposed increase to the plastic bag charge may be rushed through due to a lack of time in the Parliamentary calendar.

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Increase to Scottish plastic bag charge comes into effect 1 April


The minimum price of a single-use carrier bag (SUCB) in Scotland will be increasing from 5p to 10p from 1 April. 

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Deposit Return Scheme set to be delayed until 2024


The government has launched a second consultation on the Deposit Return Scheme.

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Heroes of Lockdown: Bruce and Donna Morgan, Brownlies of Biggar, Edinburgh


24/7 opening on alternate shifts would see some couples crumble, but Brownlies of Biggar near Edinburgh is stronger than ever thanks to Donna and Bruce’s sterling community spirit and smart investments.

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Scottish Deposit Return Scheme timeline under review


A review into the Scottish Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) has been launched by the government due to concerns over Covid-19 pressures.

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David Knight unveils new-look Budgens store


A major refit at David Knight’s Budgens in West Sussex has been two years in the making and the retailer wasn’t going to let Covid-19 stop him realising his dream store. 

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Scottish retailers, producers and trade bodies look to run Deposit Return Scheme


A group of retailers, producers and trade bodies plan to run the Deposit Return Scheme in Scotland.

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C-Stores, make a date with the planet this Valentine’s Day

2021-02-08T07:00:00+00:00This content is provided by Too Good To Go

With food waste at epic proportions in the UK, it’s time for businesses to take a bolder and more efficient approach to waste, urges Too Good To Go

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Absolut launches limited edition bottle made from 60% recycled glass


Absolut has launched its most sustainable glass bottle yet.

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Why I made food to go a focus for my new store


Forward-thinking retailer Siva Theivanayagam gives us a tour of his new store Nisa Stamford Northfields in Peterborough which focuses on food to go.

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Mars Wrigley UK’s packaging reduction to save 51 tonnes of plastic


The group will be cutting plastic in some of its most popular confectionery brands.


Staying sustainable during Covid-19: HISBE offers details on its second store


Ethical retailer HISBE is just about to open its second store. Co-founder Ruth Anslow gives an update on the progress as well as the long-term impact of Covid-19.

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Costcutter links up with food waste app Too Good To Go


Costcutter Supermarkets Group has revealed details of its new partnership with food waste app, Too Good To Go

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How more than 1,000 UK grocery stores are fighting food waste with Too Good To Go

2020-11-23T08:37:00+00:00This content is provided by Too Good To Go

Thirteen per cent of food waste happens at distribution and retail level. In the UK, 1,000 grocery stores are already leading the way in the fight against food waste with Too Good To Go


What is the future of forecourt and convenience?

2020-11-20T16:37:00+00:00By Eva Jones, head of product development & innovation, Suresite

Forecourts are on the cusp of change but is everyone ready for it?Suresite’s Eva Jones discusses the future of the sector.


Six of the best: sustainable production initiatives


Sustainable production comes under the spotlight as we examine some recent initiatives by FMCG brands to improve their green credentials.

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How does the government’s electric vehicle plan impact forecourt retailers?


The government’s green plan will see a shift away from new petrol or diesel vehicles, what impact will this have on forecourt retailers? 

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Energy savings of £16m per year up for grabs in convenience sector


Amit Patel of Premier in Sandiacre, Derbyshire stands to save £345 per year thanks to a new sustainability project by Suntory Beverage & Food GB&I.

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Cadbury removes plastic trays from adult selection boxes


Mondelēz International has reduced plastic across Cadbury, Bournville and Toblerone selection boxes in a bid to become more sustainable.


Ribena rolls out most sustainable bottle yet


The 500ml bottles are 100% recyclable and made from 100% recycled plastic.

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Why retailers can unlock additional sales by stocking sustainable beer

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With studies showing that consumers will pay more for sustainable products, the beer industry is making strides to reduce its carbon footprint


Midcounties Co-op CEO Phil Ponsonby calls for more sustainable business practices


Ponsonby spoke live at The Convenience Conference on 6 October

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Sustainability in focus at The Convenience Conference


Sustainability in the convenience sector will be under scrutiny at The Convenience Conference.

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Plastic carrier bag charge to be extended to convenience retailers


The government’s decision to extend the plastic carrier bag charge to all retailers has been welcomed by the convenience retail industry. 

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Recyclable wine cans from Ehrmanns’ Beefsteak Club brand


Ehrmanns Wines has launched its Beefsteak Club Mendoza Malbec wine in 250ml cans.

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New poll says UK consumers favour “all-in” deposit return scheme


A new consumer poll has shown that British consumers support a deposit return scheme that covers all types of drinks containers, but with a variable level of deposit according to pack size.

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Ban on plastic straws not yet enforced due to coronavirus


The government has confirmed that the proposed ban on the sale or supply of plastic drinking straws, stirrers and cotton buds has been delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak.