Westpak unveil latest packaging ranges at ‘Packaging Innovations 2024’

Westpak recently unveiled a series of innovative and environmentally sustainable new food packaging innovations at the 2024 Packaging Innovations exhibition. Westpak’s expansive exhibition stand saw the unveiling of new packaging ranges including ‘StickLok’ tamper-evident takeaway bag, ‘HeatWave’ thermal pizza box liners, ‘AgriBlend, foodservice containers manufactured form agricultural waste and a number of other innovative new packaging additions.

Highlights from the Responsible Packaging Expo 2023

Westpak were delighted to exhibit at this year’s Responsible Packaging Expo. The event, which was held at ExCeL London from Tuesday 10th – Wednesday 11th October, featured hundreds of exhibitors attracting huge numbers of visitors across the two-day period.

Sushi becomes UK’s fastest growing premium lunchtime treat

Tesco has announced that sushi is now so popular that it has become the UK’s fastest growing premium lunchtime main. Demand at the supermarket has grown so significantly that sushi has even replaced the smoked salmon sandwich as Britain’s favourite premium lunchtime treat.

One in five consumers wastes food just because they follow date labeling

HelloFresh has published a survey among consumers in Germany, the UK, France, Belgium and the Netherlands around food waste and its current labeling system. The results show that on average every second person throws away food at least once or twice a month (UK: 61.3%, NL: 53.8%, BE: 49.0%, DE: 44.1%, FR: 39.3%), every fifth simply because they follow the date labeling on the packaging – regardless of the quality.

Waitrose partners with Uber Eats to build on success of on-demand delivery

Waitrose is to grow its position in on-demand grocery shopping and the convenience sector after announcing a new multi-year partnership with Uber Eats. The partnership has now launched on the Uber Eats platform in five initial London stores. It will then roll out to more than 200 stores, including shops in Wales and Scotland.

Asda rolls out Café menu on Just Eat

Asda have announced their latest partnership with Just Eat which will see their Café menu available to 129 new locations. The roll-out follows a successful trial in 42 stores, taking the total number of locations to 171. In initial trials, thousands of customers placed orders each week with Pizzas proving to be the most popular item.

M&S removes ‘use by’ dates on RSPCA Assured fresh milk

Marks & Spencer has removed ‘Use By’ dates across its RSPCA Assured Select Farms British and organic fresh milk as part of its commitment to halving food waste by 2030 and reaching net zero by 2040. The change, which is being rolled out across all M&S UK stores, will see ‘Use By’ dates on fresh milk replaced with ‘Best Before’ dates.