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Midcounties Co-op invests £1m in crime deterrent measures

The society said the investment would help bring criminals to justice and make its local communities a safer place

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Company Shop reports big increase in redistribution after Biffa takeover

Company Shop Group said it had handled more than 98 million surplus products in the past year

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Cook calls on food industry to employ more prison leavers

Cook provides training and jobs to people facing barriers such as previous convictions, homelessness, mental health challenges and refugee status

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Soaring food prices causing ‘catastrophic’ rise in families unable to afford food

Food Foundation saw a 57% jump in families who said they had gone without food or could not access it compared to three months ago

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Convenience store groups welcome introduction of new shopworker protection law

A new law which brings tougher penalties on those who attack shopworkers has come into force.

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Jempson’s sales dip 1.2% but ‘holds on’ to majority of growth gained in pandemic

During the year to June 2021 the company made two bonus payments to all employee

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Heart of England Co-op launches food-to-go concept Deli Co at Lower Heathcote store

The concept is making its debut at the society’s newly opened Lower Heathcote store in Warwick

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Morrisons saves half a million meals from being wasted with Too Good To Go partnership

The waste prevented equates to 1,250 tonnes of CO2 emissions, or the equivalent to that emitted from 246 flights around the world

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BP teams up with Uber Eats in global retail partnership

BP said the partnership would support the soaring demand for food, groceries and everyday essentials brought to shoppers’ doors

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ACS launches new age-restricted sales guidance for home delivery drivers

The trade body has designed the guide so it can be viewed on mobile phones as a quick reference

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Tesco to donate money to FareShare from sales of fruit & veg

The campaign will see cash from each sale donated to Tesco’s food redistribution charity partner from this week until 3 April

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Southern Co-op tackles food waste with new markdown technology

A rollout of the solution, created by Retail Insight, took place in January across Southern Co-op’s 210-strong estate

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Families humiliated at tills as IT chaos blights Healthy Start scheme

Campaigners are calling for urgent intervention from health secretary Sajid Javid

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C-stores make record investment of £246m into crime prevention measures

Each store spent an average of £5,239 on crime deterrents such as security staff, CCTV and intruder alarms

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Asda sends £1m aid package to Ukraine as refugee crisis escalates

Asda is also enabling customers to make cash donations in-store and via grocery home shopping

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The unfortunate rise of social supermarkets: saving surplus food for those in need

The UK’s cost of living crisis is pushing more and more Brits into food insecurity. Social supermarkets and other surplus food redistributors have sprung up to get good food into the hands of those in need

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Central England and Southern Co-op societies expand home delivery services

Central England Co-op has teamed up with Just Eat to bolster its home delivery reach

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Why we’re researching the impact of supermarkets on community wellbeing

The Covid crisis appeared to stimulate a more agile response from supermarkets to local needs, says Caroline Lee and Catherine Hammant, researchers at University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

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Retailers having to pause delivery services to counteract inflationary pressures

ACS says retailers are looking ”down the barrel” at rising energy costs and staff wages

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Co-op extends pop-up shop supply agreement with Rapid Retail

The walk-in pop-up shops – which are up to 290 sq ft – typically run for one to four months

Special offer: £1 a week

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