Serious Apeel: How game-changing technology is eliminating food waste at Asda

Using edible produce protection technology from U.S.-based Apeel, UK supermarket chain Asda reduced its citrus waste by 36% in select stores and avocado waste by 10% during the course of a year. The trial, which was done in 150 Asda locations, shows the tremendous potential of using the company’s “plant-based” peels to help retailers achieve […]

How to merchandise bananas for profit and ensure shopper satisfaction

Bananas have traditionally been considered a loss leader, yet effective merchandising can help stores realize profit in this key category. Bananas are consistently one of the top-selling items, according to Bil Goldfield, director of corporate communications for Dole Food Company. That’s why it’s critical they remain a focus in the department, he says. “Opportunities remain ripe […]

In this final week of 2023, cast a critical eye on your produce operation

As the end of the year approaches, it’s a good time to take stock of your operation and do a full review to identify strengths and weaknesses and ways to improve the overall operation. An innovative produce retailer is always looking for ways to improve the operation and will undertake this analysis to provide an […]

Co-op strikes deal with Just Eat on online home delivery

Co-op has become the second major retail chain in the UK to partner directly with Just Eat Takeaway on online home delivery services, hoping to provide further convenience to its customers. The announcement on Friday will help expand Co-op’s reach and footprint as it looks to compete more strongly with its rivals. ASDA already has […]

Tesco begins process to replace outgoing chairman John Allan

Little Helps? Tesco to have shareholder vote on tackling obesity in UK

British retailer Tesco recently shared that it is preparing to find a replacement for John Allan, who is set to step down as chairman in 2024, Sky News reports.  The role is one of the FTSE-100’s most prestigious boardroom posts, according to the outlet. As per UK corporate governance rules, Allan will be ‘timed out’ in just […]

Tesco continues ‘Tetris-style’ logistics to make Christmas across UK greener

By combining deliveries with 15 top suppliers and implementing a roadmap that is truly transformational, Tesco will spare the UK of some 450 tonnes of harmful emissions in its deliveries during the festive period. Tesco’s ‘road traffic control’ leaders say their deliveries of broccoli, carrots, parsnips and trifle will continue to be combined in many […]

Aldi reveals Christmas Super Six deals for 19p, and they are all vegetables

Aldi is at it again. Although the discount retail chain still trails the top three UK supermarkets in terms of market vue by a large margin, its continual low price points are drawing in new customers. As Kantar noted in its most recent release of grocery sales here, they have been outpacing their rivals by […]

Could slight ease of inflation mean brighter Christmas for supermarkets?

Late last week, the UK supermarket sector received some positive news from Kantar’s Worldpanel division heading into the Christmas holiday: the slight decline in the rate of inflation led to a nearly 6% rise in grocery sales in the previous 12 weeks. That was its best performance since March 2021. With inflation still hovering at […]