Caboodle provides more direct network for UK retailers to tackle food waste

Several top brands, along with retailer Co-op and Microsoft, have begun to trial a massive project called Caboodle that aims to dramatically cut down on food waste in the UK. With more than 1.1 million tonnes of food going into the bin, co-founder Co-op and others want to find a way to both eliminate that […]

Four UK supermarket chains will trial effectiveness of environmental labels

Co-op, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco will be testing new environmental labels in a virtual setting this summer, as part of the strategic framework for a harmonized environmental labeling scheme.  According to a statement from IGD, the trials, which will test consumer awareness and understanding of environmental labeling, are the latest stage of their workstream. They […]

Co-op unveils healthy, sustainable Summer line of to-go options

UK retailer the Co-op has launched its new Summer food-to-go range of products that are more healthy and more sustainable, thanks to the introduction of more vegan options and reduced packaging. The elimination of plastic cutlery is just one of the many environmentally friendly moves the chain is making, which includes getting rid of 274 […]

Big Five supermarket CEOs commit to sweeping climate change efforts at COP26 Summit

The five big supermarket chains promised to cut carbon emissions in their operations by 2030 during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) taking place in Glasgow. Leaders from Co-Op, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose all said they would do their part in helping to save the environment by trimming food waste, reducing […]

Retail roundup: Commercial crop of vertically grown strawberries hits Tesco stores

Tesco is receiving the first commercial volumes of strawberries grown from a vertical farm via a production system that lessens both water usage and features a 90 per cent reduction in carbon footprint per kilo of fruit. The fruit is being delivered by Direct Produce Supplies Ltd (DPS), a Tesco supplier for 40 years that […]