Retail Saturday 19 October 2019
9 October 2019

Oxfam reports positive response to ‘superstore’

Charity Oxfam has reported “incredibly positive” results from its secondhand store and ASDA has cited success in selling surplus or secondhand items.


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27 February 2017

Retailers urged to tackle food waste via labelling


Retailers could reduce an estimated 350,000 tonnes of avoidable household food waste per year via changes to packaging and ‘Use By’ dates, a survey by WRAP has claimed today (27 February). The Retailer Survey – which is used...

23 February 2017

Mixed views over deposit scheme benefits


Council recycling officers and retailers have spoken out against the introduction of a deposit return scheme for drinks bottles or cans in the UK, following renewed calls for a review of the initiative. Deposit return schemes (DRS...

16 February 2017

Ikea launches kitchen range using recycled plastic bottles


Plastic bottles recycled from households in Japan are being used in a kitchen range sold by the household goods and furniture giant Ikea. The company’s Kungsbacka kitchen range, which is available in Ikea stores from this month ...

20 January 2017

Procter & Gamble unveils beach plastic shampoo bottle


Consumer goods firm Procter & Gamble – manufacturer of the Head & Shoulders shampoo brand – has announced the production of a recyclable shampoo bottle made from up to 25% recycled plastic collected from beaches. The ...

19 January 2017

MPs question retailers over food waste action


Representative of four major supermarkets were questioned by MPs yesterday (18 January) over their efforts to tackle food waste. Officials from Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s and Waitrose ...

19 January 2017

Research highlights consumer ‘confusion’ on plastics recycling


Consumers continue to be confused about which plastics can and cannot be recycled – research conducted on behalf of the Pledge 4 Plastics campaign has suggested.

17 January 2017

Fourth phase of retailer WEEE take-back scheme opens


Electronics retailers are being urged to register for the fourth phase of the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) Distributor Take-back Scheme (DTS), which runs until the end of 2019. The Scheme was set up under the ...

10 January 2017

WRAP reports food waste progress ‘stalled’


A voluntary commitment by grocery retailers and manufacturers to reduce food waste between 2012 and 2015 failed to prevent a growth in household food waste arisings, WRAP has reported today (10 January). Signatories to the third ...

14 December 2016

Retail industry food waste up by 20,000 tonnes


Food waste produced by the UK’s seven largest retailers increased by 20,000 tonnes in 2015, according to figures published yesterday (December 13) by retail trade association the British Retail Consortium (BRC). The data, in the...

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