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The benefits of creating a digital to-do list

2021-07-13T14:45:00+01:00By

Our resident tech expert Richard Inglis discusses the benefits of upgrading your action list.

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Are you up to speed with plastic bag charges?

2021-07-13T01:16:00+01:00By

Jac Roper helps a retailer confused over changes to the plastic bag charge.

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Sustainability - Being Green in 2021: The Convenience Mix Podcast

2021-06-15T12:54:00+01:00By Convenience Store

Sustainability is rocketing up consumers’ priority lists, but with so many pathways to sustainability, knowing what to prioritise can be tough.

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GLACÉAU Smartwater highlights sustainability creditentals

2021-06-14T10:38:00+01:00

GLACÉAU Smartwater has launched a new campaign to highlight its 100% recycled, 100% recyclable credentials.

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Midcounties Co-op installs Recycle Reward Machine at Coleford store

2021-06-09T12:07:00+01:00

Customers will receive prizes for recycling cans or bottles in-store

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ACS urges cost-neutral deposit return scheme for retailers

2021-06-07T13:09:00+01:00

In its submission to the latest DRS consultation, the ACS warned that the scheme shouldn’t be costly for retailers. 

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Thornton’s Budgens sold to The Kavanagh Group

2021-05-11T14:07:00+01:00By

Leading independent retailer Andrew Thornton has sold his Budgens store in Belsize Park, London to The Kavanagh Group.

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How independent retailers can retain growth by improving the customer journey

2021-05-11T12:53:00+01:00By Eva Jones, head of product development & innovation, Suresite

Eva Jones, head of product development & innovation at Suresite Group, shares tips for how convenience retailers can enhance the customer experience. 

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Government confirms 21 May for 10p plastic bag charge introduction

2021-05-07T07:27:00+01:00By

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

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Plastic bag charge increase delayed

2021-04-27T13:56:00+01:00By

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

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Southern Co-op trials food waste scheme

2021-04-20T13:10:00+01:00

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

2021-04-06T14:25:00+01:00By

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

2021-03-31T11:35:00+01:00

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

2021-03-25T21:04:00+00:00

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

2021-03-22T10:53:00+00:00By

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

2021-03-11T14:11:00+00:00

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

2021-03-09T13:30:00+00:00By

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

2021-02-22T09:29:00+00:00By

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

2021-02-01T12:50:00+00:00

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

2020-12-22T10:06:00+00:00By

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

2020-12-03T13:51:00+00:00

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

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

2020-12-03T13:17:00+00:00By

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

2020-11-30T13:05:00+00:00By

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

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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.

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Six of the best: sustainable production initiatives

2020-11-19T15:29:00+00:00

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?

2020-11-18T11:37:00+00:00By

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

2020-11-17T16:29:00+00:00

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

2020-11-16T12:49:00+00:00

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