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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

2020-11-09T09:51:00+00:00This content is provided by Sol

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.

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Retail trade associations welcome DRS exemption amendment


Retail trade organisations ACS, NFRN and SGF have welcomed the Scottish government’s decision to amend the regulations for the country’s forthcoming deposit return scheme for food and drink packaging to include a new exemption for return points.


Scotland to press ahead with deposit scheme despite virus disruption


The Scottish Parliament has voted to go ahead with its plan to introduce a deposit return scheme (DRS) for food and drink packaging in two years’ time.

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Heart of England Co-op to fit refillable sanitisers in 35 stores with LocoSoco deal

2020-04-23T08:58:00+01:00By Gaelle Walker

The Heart of England Co-operative Society has agreed a new distribution agreement with LocoSoco, the social enterprise which offers a wide range of refillable household products, including sanitisers, at value price points.

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Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme delayed until July 2022

2020-03-17T10:00:00+00:00By Robin Mannering

Scotland has delayed the implementation of its Deposit Return Scheme until July 2022 due to fears over the impact of the coronavirus.

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Food waste app Gander drives up sales of reduced-priced items in NI

2020-03-09T16:13:00+00:00By Robin Mannering

The introduction of food waste app Gander in Northern Ireland has resulted in a 45% increase in sales of reduced-price food in the country, according to the app’s founders.


A cost-neutral scheme for plastic

2020-03-05T14:26:00+00:00By James Lowman

The Environment Bill, which first made an appearance in the Queen’s Speech, made its long-awaited return to Parliament at the start of this year and more recently had its Second Reading, writes James Lowman of ACS.

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Lincolnshire Co-op rewards customers who use reusable cups

2020-03-02T09:02:00+00:00By Helen Gilbert

Lincolnshire Co-op is encouraging membership card-holders to “help the environment” by rewarding them with 25p every time they use a reusable cup to purchase their hot drinks.


Stores' Deposit Return Scheme concerns raised in Westminster debate

2020-02-27T14:15:00+00:00By Robin Mannering

Parliament heard concerns about the impact of a Deposit Return Scheme on small retailers in England and Wales during the second reading of the Environment Bill yesterday (26 February).

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Taking a swipe at food waste

2020-02-19T11:33:00+00:00By Robin Mannering

Could mobile phone technology hold the answer to cutting food waste? C-Store talks to retailers such as Hendersons who are seeing success from apps that help sell-through reduced lines