To reduce food waste, Tesco pitches produce exchange program to suppliers

Tesco is giving more than 3,500 suppliers the chance to alleviate costs and expand environmentally friendly practices by taking part in a new scheme where they can sell or transfer unwanted products to other suppliers. The unique trade system called Tesco Exchange will be a digital “marketplace” where suppliers with too much stock – “crops, […]

Report: Eat Them to Defeat Them campaign led to £34.1 million in veg sales

Eat Them To Defeat Them returns with £10m campaign aimed at kids

Very few campaigns aimed at increasing consumption of fresh produce in any nation have really worked, despite the myriad efforts of action groups and government agencies. However, one in the UK focused on helping children – Eat Them to Defeat Them – has garnered immense interest from consumers, who have increased vegetable purchases by £132 […]

Freshfel launching Environmental Footprint methodology for fruits and vegetables

Sourcing sustainable bananas for foodservice and wholesale markets

Freshfel Europe is developing what it calls a “a state-of-the-art, standardized methodology” in hopes of improving sustainability across the fresh produce industry. Under its Freshfel Environmental Footprint Initiative, the group and its members plan to launch the Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (PEFCR) for fruit and vegetables. The goal is that more transparency, better communication […]

Aldi overcomes price-match schemes by rivals to be UK’s cheapest shop again

For the fifth consecutive month, Aldi has registered the least expensive shopping experience for customers in the UK, according to data from consumer agency Which? Aldi again nosed out discount supermarket rival Lidl for the cheapest basket by a little less than two pounds (£75.79 to £77.68) and over Asda by around nine pounds (£84.98). […]

Asda further embraces convenience with new Express stores

Asda announced it is opening its first two of 30-plus Asda Express stores in Sutton Coldfield and Tottenham Hale, each of which will offer a range of more than 3,000 items. With the launch of all of the new branded stores, Asda says it will be hiring 500 people as it tests out the smaller […]