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M&S: the big sustainability push

With single-use packaging in politicians’ sights, the retailer’s circular economy lead talks to Footprint about plans to cut waste to zero. By David Burrows. It’s 14 months since Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall launched his offensive against the coffee shop chains and single-use coffee cups. Starbucks, Costa and Nero bore the brunt of the celebrity chef’s ire, but…
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Spider-Man’s power and sticking up for foodservice.

IGD has forecast that the food-to-go market is set to rocket in the next five years. Sales will hit £21.7 billion by 2021, compared with a meagre £16.1 billion this year. There will be more options at supermarkets and garage forecourts, the analysts predicted, as well as an expansion in “specialist” outlets and of course…
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Scotland bans GM

SCOTLAND HAS moved to ban genetically modified (GM) crops citing “no evidence of significant demand” for them among consumers.                           Environment secretary Richard Lochhead said he will use new laws that permit member states from opting out of commercial cultivation even if the…
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Space age is over for supermarkets

SHOPPERS ARE turning away from megastores towards convenience. Combines with growing urban populations and stricter regulations on emissions this will test supply chain logistics to the max.                           British supermarkets have traditionally been addicted to space. But, as Goldman Sachs reports in its…
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Initiative launched to reduce waste

FOOD RESEARCH and training charity IGD has launch a new initiative called ‘Working on Waste’ bringing together food and grocery companies throughout the month in a co-ordinated bid to help their employees reduce household food waste.                   The campaign will use the scale of the industry collectively…
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Round in circles

WHEN THE government doesn’t know what to do, it tends to call for a review. And that’s exactly what it did after the horse meat scandal, with Professor Chris Elliott heading an “independent review of Britain’s food system”. He’s expected to provide some interim findings next month, but the final report is unlikely to be any time before summer 2014.        …
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