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Hisbe: a brave new model for food retailers in Brighton Video Subscription

20 Jun 2018 | By Angelina Mason

The city centre store has been reducing plastic and tackling food waste since long before it was fashionable

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Pret launches reusable cup made from bamboo fibre

20 Jun 2018 | By Emily Bright

Pret CEO Clive Schlee said he hoped the move would encourage more customers to bring in reusable cups

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Michael Gove must remember the ‘f’ in Defra

19 Jun 2018 | By Kevin White

Perceptions of Gove may have changed, but it’s not all been plain sailing, says Fresh Foods Editor Kevin White

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Booths to scrap free hot drinks in cafés for cardholders and remove disposable cups Subscription

19 Jun 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

From 2 July, Booths cardholders will have to use its self-service machines and their own cup to redeem their free drink

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Central England Co-op extends food waste scheme to all stores

19 Jun 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

A pilot in nine Leicester stores delivered enough redistributed food for more than 12,000 meals

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Waitrose ranked worst supermarket for food waste reduction

19 Jun 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Supermarkets were judged on key areas of their food waste reduction efforts

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Government fund launched for companies reducing plastic waste

18 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

A new competition was launched today as part of the £20m Plastics Research and Innovation Fund

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Selfridges tackles plastic waste with public water fountain

12 Jun 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The upmarket retailer has installed an ornate marble fountain outside the Duke Street entrance to its London store

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A secure, sustainable global food system is increasingly urgent

11 Jun 2018 | By Chris Elliott

The recent Global Food Integrity summit has convinced Professor Chris Elliott the current way we produce and distribute food needs to be re-thought

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Waitrose and M&S sign up to 'ghost gear' fisheries initiative

11 Jun 2018 | By Rachel Graham

World Animal Protection initiative aims to reduce the 640,000 tonnes of gear discarded in the oceans every year

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Highland Spring trials first 100% recycled plastic bottle

09 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The business is trialling its 500ml ‘eco-bottle’ of still water at selected Tesco stores in Scotland

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Taking the battle to brands: the new trends in own label

08 Jun 2018 | By Emma Weinbren

Buoyed by a decline in brand loyalty, the rise of the discounters and a value-focused younger generation, own label share 

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Iceland expands its Deposit Return Scheme trial to stores across the UK

06 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

A second machine opened in one of the Wolverhampton stores today, with a further two scheduled for Scotland and Wales

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Latte levy could cost the UK economy £819m, says research Subscription

05 Jun 2018 | By Emily Bright

The Paper Cup Alliance highlighted the possibility of redundancies at manufacturing sites in Wrexham, Gosport and Huntingdon

Grocer Plastic Packaging webinar

The Grocer’s plastics webinar now available on demand

04 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Plastics and the Packaging Conundrum sees leading experts from retail, manufacturing and campaigning being quizzed

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Iceland's Richard Walker backs 'One Plastic Free Day' plan

04 Jun 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The initiative has been organised by campaign group A Plastic Planet

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Waitrose launches Emma Bridgewater designed reusable bags

01 Jun 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The range of reusable jute bags has been made from recycled plastic

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Foodservice companies urged to improve seafood sourcing Subscription

01 Jun 2018 | By Kevin White

Only a small percentage of foodservice companies had signed up to the Sustainable Seafood Coalition, said its secretariat

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Plastic-free sandwich pack made from agri waste is 'UK first' Subscription

01 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The new AgriRap wedge is made from stems and leaves left after the harvesting of crops

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Milk & More delivers new fleet of electric milk floats Subscription

30 May 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The milk delivery service has spent £6.5m on 200 StreetScooter electric vans to replace diesel vehicles on urban rounds

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