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Bonds reduces plastic in confectionery bags

2021-10-27T15:44:00+01:00By Sadie Andrew

Bonds of London is re-launching its children’s sweet bags in new reduced packaging, as well as adding several new flavours.

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How I’m saving £6,000 a year with my new green chillers


Sunder Sandher explains how energy efficient units are better for the environment - and his bottom line

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James Hall expands partnership with Too Good To Go


The Spar wholesaler is using the food waste reduction app in all its company-owned Spar stores

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Co-op trials technology recirculation partnership with Spring


The technology recirculation partnership will be trialled in 20 London Co-op stores.

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The new convenience store – with added charging stations

2021-10-04T02:28:00+01:00By Kit Kyte, CEO, Checkit

Checkit CEO Kit Kyte discusses the evolution of forecourts in the UK.

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CJ Lang & Son to invest in energy-saving technology


Its biggest-ever store investment will focus on energy-saving refrigeration in stores.

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Inside Sustainability Retailer of the Year: Mulkerns EuroSpar, Co. Down


Mulkerns EuroSpar in County Down was crowned Sustainability Retailer of the Year at The Convenience Awards 2021 in a category that saw some tremendous entries. We take a look at what set them apart from the competition when it comes to sustainability.

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UK Cadbury Dairy Milk to use recycled plastic packaging


Mondelēz International says the packaging will contain up to 30% recycled plastic.

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Kingsmill embraces circular economy with new bread bag


The equivalent plastic of 750,000 bags will be removed from Kingsmill’s supply chain during the trial of the new bag.

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Britvic on-the-go bottles to switch to 100% rPET


To celebrate Recycle Week, Britvic has announced that a number of its brands will be moving to 100% rPET (recycled plastic).

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BrewDog launches Planet Pale into convenience


BrewDog Planet Pale will replace its Pale Ale offering

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Nisa retailers raise £600,000 for water charity


Nisa members have raised more than £600,000 for The One Foundation.


Warning issued over access to high streets


BIRA raised concerns that measures to improve sustainability could limit access to high streets.

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How to cut the carbon footprint of your store


Want to improve your carbon footprint? The government has published advice specifically for retailers to help reduce their environmental impact. 

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Gander partners with CK Foodstores to reduce food waste


Food waste app Gander is to roll out in 23 CK Foodstores in South Wales.

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The benefits of creating a digital to-do list


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?


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


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


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

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ACS urges cost-neutral deposit return scheme for retailers


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


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


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.