Tag Archives: Co-Operative

Grocery guide for buying British

The NFU has made it easier for shoppers to buy British. A new online supermarket sourcing guide shows where the major retailers source their meat, dairy and fresh produce. It’s taken 12 months to produce the guide, but it couldn’t have been timed any better with Tesco currently under fire for its fictitious fresh produce…
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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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New codes published for sustainable seafood sourcing

THE SUSTAINABLE Seafood Coalition (SSC) – a coalition of major seafood suppliers, brands, supermarkets and restaurants – has launched a new scheme to make the labelling and sourcing of sustainable fish clearer for shoppers.                           The SSC has published two new voluntary codes…
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Tesco accused of selling “dirty tuna”

CELEBRITY CHEF Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall and environmental campaign group Greenpeace have accused Tesco of stocking “dirty tuna”, which is caught unsustainably using nets that harm marine wildlife.                   The supermarket giant has been pulled up for its recent decision to start stocking low-cost brand tuna, from Oriental and…
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Britain’s Bruising Banana Wars

BRITAIN'S SUPERMARKET price wars are trapping tens of thousands of banana farmers and workers in an unrelenting cycle of poverty                     The Fairtrade Foundation today launches a new campaign Make Bananas Fair asking the UK public to help end the supermarket price wars, including a petition…
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Breakthrough on code for dairy contracts

THE DAIRY industry will soon have a long-awaited voluntary code of practice.    Arla, the UK's biggest milk processor, announced late last night it would reverse its planned cut price it pays dairy farmers for milk. The company said earlier this month it would need to reduce the price due to a fall in market…
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