Delivery & takeaway growth at 107%

The CGA by NielsenIQ & Slerp Hospitality at Home Tracker has revealed that delivery and takeaway sales remain well above pre-COVID-19 levels, with growth of 107% in May 2022 compared to May 2019.

Recycle Now launches theme for Recycle Week 2022

Taking place between 19th – 25th September, Recycle Week 2022 will inspire people to Get Real to improve recycling, tackling myths around recycling – such as ‘wishcycling’ and reducing resident confusion. Now in its nineteenth year, Recycle Week, is the nation’s biggest annual celebration of recycling.

Major brands to launch new platform to tackle food waste 

A major new platform to help reduce food waste is currently being trialled by several of the UK’s leading brands. Founding partners Co-op and Microsoft, supported by others, have created Caboodle, a not-for-profit digital platform enabling supermarkets, cafés and restaurants to connect with community groups and volunteers to redistribute surplus food.

Profitability, reliability, differentiation and sustainability… are these your foodservice packaging headaches?

Profitability, reliability, differentiation and sustainability – through close discussion with our foodservice customer-base, these pillars have emerged as the prominent issues facing the UK’s foodservice industry. As we’ve discovered, an innovative approach is the key to overcoming these distinct challenges. Profitability, as potentially the biggest challenge the industry faces, is shaped by a multitude of […]

Is the economy threatening packaging sustainability?

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Consumers and businesses alike are in the middle of a storm of economic challenges with spiralling energy costs, increasing business production costs, weakened consumer spending and soaring inflation all taking their toll. This economic backdrop raises key questions for sustainable practices in the food & packaging industry and the broader consumer mindset. Will more environmentally […]

Gopuff and Morrisons launch delivery partnership

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Immediate delivery platform Gopuff has announced its new partnership with Morrisons. David Potts, Chief Executive, Morrisons said “Gopuff is an acknowledged leader and innovator in rapid delivery and this partnership will enable us to deliver a very strong range of Morrisons fresh food and customer favourites to front doors across the UK in a matter of minutes.”

Tesco opens supply chain to innovative, sustainability start-ups

Tesco and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have launched a new accelerator programme aimed at pairing pioneering start-ups with Tesco suppliers, fast-tracking sustainability innovation in the supply chain to cut the environmental impact of food and support UK food security. ‘Innovation Connections’ will address a key barrier preventing promising sustainability innovations from being adopted at […]

Is peat the next major grocery sustainability issue?

The UK’s grocery retail industry certainly isn’t short of topical sustainability issues and initiatives. We’re accustomed to regular industry updates on issues such as plastic reduction, recycling figures, carbon footprint reduction, net zero ambitions, and reducing food wastage, to name a few. However, one of the industry’s arguably lesser publicised sustainability developments, the horticultural use of peat, could be starting to build momentum.