Health, wellbeing and ethics news

30 August 2019
We visited Central Food Retail’s Farmers Market, called Jingjai Market, which is part of a Tops Market in Khon Kaen last week. Khon Kaen is a rural city in the northern region of Thailand. Source: IGD Research   Jingjai Market is a new social initiative by Central Group to build local communities and improve their quality of life. There are two parts to the market: a section with fres...
29 August 2019
We visited the first Carrefour Bio store of Belgium that opened in July 2019 in Brussels. Carrefour operates more than 20 Bio stores in France and plans to expand the concept to other European countries. The Carrefour Bio concept focuses on food with a more limited offer of household and health and beauty products. 1. Encouraging sustainable shopping The store has an area of 200sq m and ...
28 August 2019
Following an open call earlier this year, Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation has selected seven companies to participate in its programme aimed at reducing and preventing food waste. $1m food waste fund for first cohort Kroger received over 400 applicants to the programme, with grants ranging from $25,000 to $250,000 available from a $1m fund designated for the first cohort. The p...
23 August 2019
Finland-based Kesko participates in the 10Days100Challenges initiative and allows shoppers to track their climate impact. 10Days100Challenges initiative Kesko recently participated in 10Days100Challenges, organised by the universities of Haaga-Helia, Laurea, and Metropolia in Helsinki. The initiative ran for ten days and involved 100 students. The students proposed solutions to challenges g...
07 August 2019
We review CVS Health’s Q2 results and the progress it’s making against its four strategic pillars. Top line results Second quarter revenues increase 35.2% to $63.4bn, reflecting the acquisition of Aetna. Within the Retail/LTC segment, revenues increased 3.7% to $21.4bn. Same-store sales increased 4.2%, driven by pharmacy up 4.7%, while front store same-store sales were up 2.9%. Net income c...
01 August 2019
The original Oxford trial will be extended, and key features rolled out for trial in more locations following "an overwhelmingly positive response". Trial extended in Botley Road, Oxford store Though the initiative is just seven weeks into its eleven week trial, Waitrose revealed that the findings so far give it confidence that the concept can be a success elsewhere. 7,000 customers have...
31 July 2019
The retailer is offering discount to shoppers bringing their own containers when purchasing from Market Place counters. Discount to reduce use of single-use plastic Shoppers bringing their own reusable containers to M&S's Market Place counters will receive 25p discount off each meal. 23 stores include Market Place counters, with over 70,000 people picking up their lunch from them each week....
30 July 2019
German-based drugstore operators dm and Rossmann, along with clothing retailer Globus, launch information campaign on waste separation and waste reduction on behalf of the Recyclate Forum. Influencing shopper behaviour at the fixture On 25th July, German-based drugstore operators dm and Rossmann, along with clothing retailer Globus, launched a new information campaign on recyclable material...
25 July 2019
Leading health and wellness retailer Holland & Barrett has launched a six-store trial of a healthy food-to-go range, targeting the lunchtime shopper with a selection of vegan and vegetarian sandwiches, wraps and bowls, along with alternative snacks and functional drinks such as kombucha. Initial focus on London Aiming to tap into the growing demand for vegan and vegetarian lunch options in ...
10 July 2019
Just weeks after trialling a temporary meat free butchers, Sainsbury's is to open a pop-up alcohol free pub in London. Open for two days only The Clean Vic No & Low Alcohol pub will trade for just two days (24/25th July) at 33 New Oxford Street, serving a wide range of beers, wines and mocktails. While the pop-up will look exactly like a traditional pub, everything on offer will entirely no...