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Unilever launches freezer scheme to reduce energy use


The schemes are launching in Germany and Indonesia

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James Hall expands green supply chain with new fleet


James Hall & Co. has added three new greener Volvo tractor units to its fleet

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Coca-Cola begins introduction of attached caps across portfolio


The move is set to boost collection and recycling, and help prevent litter

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Scottish DRS receives £9m funding


The £9m from Scottish National Investment Bank, coupled with a similar-sized investment from Bank of Scotland, will fund the start-up of DRS

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Booker retailers save 300,000 meals from waste through Too Good To Go


525 Premier, Londis and Budgens stores are signed up to the Too Good To Go initiative


Wholesaler’s new tech promotes supply chain transparency


Shelfnow’s blockchain technology gives retailers instant access to documentation on suppliers’ production methods 

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National Convenience Show: What were the key learnings from the Retailer Hub?


Over three days retailers had the opportunity to share best practices and discuss the key topics impacting the convenience sector

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Product Showcase: New launches from the National Convenience Show


We look at some of the latest innovations launched at the National Convenience Show


Retail NI sets out priorities to Assembly


The trade body’s priorities include improving government, tackling the cost of business crisis, modern infrastructure and better planning and addressing the climate crisis

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Barr rolls out 100% rPET 500ml Irn-Bru and Rubicon bottles


The recycled plastic packaging will be available from the end of the month

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Southern Co-op given Queen’s Award for Enterprise


The group received the award under the category Sustainable Development

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JW Filshill explores sustainable sources for delivery fleet


The wholesaler is looking at options with Scottish Power which could save an estimated 1,100 tonnes of CO2 over the course of a year

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A.F. Blakemore trials electric HGV

2022-03-21T17:13:00+00:00By Sadie Andrew

A.F. Blakemore has been trialling an electric truck at its Willenhall distribution centre 

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Southern Co-op removes plastic bags for life


It is hoped the move will convince shoppers to switch to reusable bags to help tackle climate change

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Reverse Logistics Group selected to implement Scottish Deposit Return Scheme

2022-02-28T11:38:00+00:00By Sadie Andrew

Circularity Scotland Limited, the scheme administrator for Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme has selected Reverse Logistics Group (RLG) as the preferred implementation partner

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Nisa introduces paperless delivery notes system


Nisa is to remove paper delivery notes for all its partners with the introduction of a new paperless system.

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Time to get smart on energy saving


Our resident tech expert Richard Inglis looks at ways to use technology to reduce your energy bills

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NatWest to provide financial support to small businesses looking to go green


Two financial propositions have been developed by NatWest to help small businesses become more environmentally sustainable

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Southern Co-op launches Too Good To Go trial


The group is tackling food waste with Magic Bags


What trends will impact retailers in 2022?


Supply chain disruption and shifting channels look set to dominate retailers’ agendas in 2022. IGD has set out five global trends it thinks will impact the retail sector over the next 12 months

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The Kay Group partners with Too Good To Go to reduce food waste

2022-01-25T11:37:00+00:00By Sadie Andrew

Forecourt retailer, The Kay Group, has joined forces with food waste management app, Too Good To Go, in a bid to reduce its food waste from across its convenience stores.

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Southern Co-op to sell more food past ‘best before’ date

2022-01-17T01:32:00+00:00By Sadie Andrew

More than 100 stores will take part in the ’Reducing Our Footprint’ initiative 

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Recyclable packaging introduced for Mug Shot range


Symington’s has introduced 100% 100% recyclable packaging for its Mug Shot range

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Violife launches veganuary campaign


Violife, the vegan cheese alternative brand and official sponsors of Veganuary, has unveiled its ‘change your cheese’ campaign 

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Nisa switches egg range to free range


Nisa has switched its entire range of eggs to free range in response to “growing public desire for more ethically sourced products”.

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UK Convenience Retail in 2022: The Convenience Mix Podcast

2021-12-21T09:02:00+00:00By Convenience Store

Our panel looks ahead to 2022 with some help from leading names in the convenience sector


Looking ahead to 2022: Electric shock


Energy costs and retail pricing are up for discussion as top retailers reflect on 2021 and prepare for 2022

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New implementation date for Scottish Deposit Return Scheme announced


Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme is set to come into effect on 16 August 2023

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DRS delay plea made to Scottish government


The Scottish government has been urged to delay the implementation of the Deposit Return Scheme until September 2023

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Dunnet Bay Distillers launches canned cocktail


Family owned gin and vodka company, Dunnet Bay Distillers, has launched a canned RTD cocktail