Tag Archives: sustainability

What to expect from the Sustainable Foods Summit

Hosted in Singapore on 30-31 March 2020, the Sustainable Foods Summit will feature ethical sourcing, sustainable ingredients and marketing developments. South-East Asia, a biodiversity hotspot, has lost about 15% of its forests in 15 years according to researchers. By highlighting success stories, the 3rd Asia-Pacific summit aims to encourage ethical …

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Tesco removes 67m pieces of plastic as it scraps tinned multipacks from all its UK stores

Media Release January 24, 2020 183,000 tinned multipacks are bought every day at Tesco. Today it has announced it will become the first UK retailer to remove them from all Tesco stores and replace them with plastic-free multibuys. This will see 67 million pieces of plastic eliminated. Tins will be …

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Woolworths launches Banana Bread for good

Media Release January 22, 2020 Overripe bananas, that may otherwise end up as waste, are now being repurposed by Woolworths bakers and used to make delicious banana bread loaves in-store. The banana bread, sold exclusively in Woolworths, diverts unsold overripe bananas from potential landfill, while also raising vital funds for …

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WWF Ranking: Ferrero’s palm oil is the most sustainable in the industry

Press Release January 22, 2020 In its recent Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard, which evaluates global companies for their support of sustainable palm oil, WWF lists Ferrero as number 1 out of 173. With a score of 21.5 out of 22, WWF ranks Ferrero as leading the industry of major global retailers, consumer …

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Tryzens outlines key trends set to disrupt retail sector for 2020

2019 was a challenging year for retail sectors due to technological and consumer behaviour changes. In addition to those, the uncertainty of Brexit, increased international competition. “Innovation for engagement will continue to drive retailers’ priorities in 2020, and with this in mind, our talented team of digital commerce practitioners have …

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Woolies to feed Sydney Zoo animals with surplus fresh food

Woolworths and the newly opened Sydney Zoo have announced a partnership this week. Through the Woolworths Stock Feed for Farmers program, Sydney Zoo will utilise the retailer’s surplus food as animal feed. Addressing a large problem Woolworths says there is a $20 billion food waste problem in Australia. In June, …

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Tesco and WWF to map environmental impact of food production

Tesco and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) have launched a new metric to map the environmental impact of some of the UK’s most popular foods. According to Tesco, the Sustainable Basket Metric will track the environmental impact of a sample of some of the most regularly purchased foods …

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Expected Christmas spend revealed

A survey of 1,000 respondents revealed that Australians will spend an average $686 each on Christmas. Of this average spend, $351 is expected to go towards groceries. The Accenture Research survey also revealed that the main spending influencing factors include grocery costs (35 per cent), disposable income (31 per cent) …

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Woolworths opens its most sustainable supermarket

Woolworths has opened what is believed to be its most sustainable supermarket. Located at the brand-new Burwood Brickworks Shopping Centre in east Melbourne, the new Woolworths store will operate using 100 per cent renewable energy. “Woolworths Burwood Brickworks is the next step in our journey to create a neighbourhood food …

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