Category: Grocery stores

Tops makes greater sustainability push

Read the full story at Progressive Grocer.

Tops Friendly Markets is becoming eco-friendlier. The retailer announced Sept. 17 that it is expanding its sustainability efforts, improving energy efficiency and other responsible practices across the organization.

Sustainable Refrigeration Summit

Sep 27-Oct 8. 2021 (free, online)
More information and to register

The zero emissions movement is expanding rapidly at the local, state, and federal levels, expanding regulatory pressures on food retailers to address refrigerant emissions. This free virtual summit will bring together key stakeholders – including food retailers, manufacturers, service contractors, engineers, government agencies, policymakers, utilities, energy, and environmental stakeholders – to advance the solutions needed to achieve a zero emissions future for supermarket refrigeration.

Hear the latest regulatory and industry trends and learn from the food retailers, industry experts, and policymakers shaping the future of sustainable refrigeration.

Hosted over a 2-week period, the summit will feature on-demand Technology Sessions and 1-2 daily live sessions. See the schedule here.

Regenerative agriculture: The next trend in food retailing

Read the full story in Forbes.

As a professional futurist who has been advising farmers and agri-businesses for the past few years, I have seen that regenerative agriculture is a BIG trend and encourage grocers to begin paying closer attention to how it will affect their business.

Industry’s first carbon label: Foodsteps helps restaurants and food businesses quantify CO2 impact

Read the full story at Food Ingredients First.

Foodsteps, a food-tech start-up established by Cambridge University scientists and alumni, has formally launched in the UK. It’s the first British tech firm to provide carbon tracking and impact labeling to restaurants, caterers and food businesses. This initiative helps companies calculate, reduce and label the environmental impact of their food.

Greencore to trial ‘world’s first’ zero plastic sandwich skillet

Read the full story at Food Manufacture.

Greencore is to begin trials for an all-fibre, plastic-free recyclable sandwich packaging in Co-op and Sainsbury’s stores across the country.

Waste not: How the pandemic shifted shoppers’ sustainability priorities

Read the full story at Winsight Grocery Business.

‘The conversation I hear the most about is packaging concerns and food waste,’ FMI’s Rick Stein says.

Lidl commits to carbon neutrality by 2022

Read the full story at edie.

Lidl GB has announced plans to become a carbon-neutral business by 2022 alongside wider commitments to reduce operational emissions and encouraging key suppliers to set their own climate commitments.

UK grocery chain slashes energy consumption by 35% with data monitoring, optimization

Read the full story at Energy + Environment Leader.

Asda, one of the UK’s largest grocery store chains, has slashed energy costs at its refrigeration plants by reducing energy use by five GWh over the past five years; the chain has also reduced CO2 emissions by 1,100 metric tons over the same period, by optimizing energy efficiency across nine chilled distribution centers.

Ocean health is wealth

Read the full story at Progressive Grocer.

Retailers and producers can capitalize on consumers’ preference for eco-friendly seafood.

Fighting on-farm food waste through flexible procurement: Tesco’s response to a bumper strawberry harvest

Read the full story at Food Navigator.

UK retailer Tesco has increased the amount of strawberries it is purchasing this season in response to a bumper harvest in the UK. The elastic approach to procurement fights food waste as the supermarket leans on its promotional tools to drive up demand.

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