Tag Archives: Co-op

Retailers mark Veganuary with plant-based launches

Supermarkets have introduced a raft of new vegan products in response to the growing consumer demand for plant-based foods. This week, Tesco launched an 18-strong Wicked Kitchen vegan range developed in partnership with high-profile plant-based chef, Derek Sarno. Products including a carrot pastrami-spiced wrap and a caponata sourdough pizza are now available in 600 Tesco…
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Give peas a chance

The Food Foundation’s new campaign could finally be the spur to get Britain eating more veg, writes Nick Hughes. It’s not often that the entire food sector unites around a single ambition. So hats off to the Food Foundation, whose Peas Please campaign has inspired businesses, government, civil society and public sector bodies to pull…
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Veggies let down by sandwich choice

High street sandwich sellers must do more to offer customers vegetarian and vegan options, an environmental group has said. Eating Better found that only 4% of over 500 sandwiches it surveyed were plant-based, meaning they did not contain meat, fish, cheese or eggs as main ingredients. Although this represented a slight improvement on the same…
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The Co-operative improves its back haul waste operation

THE CO-OPERATIVE’S Cardinal food distribution depot at Godmanchester in Cambridgeshire has recently installed a newly refurbished baler from Middleton Engineering to process backhauled card and plastic packaging waste from stores across the region.                     The 88,000 sq ft temperature controlled depot which serves 360 stores, distributes…
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Now for fair pay

AFTER FAIR trade and fair prices, the living wage is the next source of pressure for retailers and caterers.                             The local Co-op supermarket in North Berwick is closing down, with nearby Tesco having hovered up profits and customers over the past…
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Footprint Awards winner’s £10 million sustainability plan reaches milestone with water recovery plant fully functioning

DOUBLE FOOTPRINT Awards winner Wyke Farms, the UK’s largest independent cheese producer and milk processor, today welcomes Baroness Verma, (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change), to officially open its £1million water recovery plant.                   David Warburton, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Somerton and Frome…
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Supermarkets step up to the mark after horsegate

THE ENGLISH pig industry’s latest survey of supermarket shelves shows retailers have increased their support for British-farmed pork, ham and sausages over the past 12 months.   The Porkwatch survey, which is conducted every two months, records the number of product lines that supermarkets allocate to British pork and pork products.   All retailers have…
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Some eggs are divine, others are not

THE USE of unsustainable palm oil is rife in UK chocolate products.   The charity Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) and Ethical Consumer magazine surveyed more than 70 brands, asking about their practices and policies in relation to palm oil sourcing. They also carried out an investigation of information available on company websites.   They then…
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