The Co-operative Group is trying to green its fresh produce display by turning to reusable plastic containers for all its fresh produce.

It has struck a deal with Chep for an unspecified amount to provide and manage six million container movements in the next year.

Mike Peters, produce trading manager at the society, said: "Ready-to-display features will improve the presentation of the products, while optimising product handling and distribution processes. It also reduces the environmental impact associated with 'single use' packaging."