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In these unprecedented circumstances, a sustainable food system is increasingly important to consumers. To help your business plan for the pandemic and beyond, IGD has developed hypotheses of how the UK sustainability agenda will evolve in the short and longer term.

We visited the independent Thornton's Budgens in Belsize Park, London. This report highlights how the retailer is committed to servicing its community and driving change for a sustainable future.

In this report we present an overview of sustainable development and identify how the three sustainability pillars (environment, social and economic) relate to the food and grocery industry.

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Saigon Co.op, operator of a leading supermarket chain in Vietnam, launched a sustainable consumption campaign from 6th to 30th June. This event is held in partnership with SaiGonGiaiphong (Liberated Saigon) newspaper.

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Central Food Retail has launched its first health food store in Tops Market, CentralPlaza Chengwattana, one of its flagshop supermarkets. Source: Central Food Retail   The store is launched under the slogan “Nature’s Delights for a Healthy Life” which offers a complete range of health products to meet all health and wellness-oriented lifestyles. The re...
Japan’s three largest convenience stores, 7-Eleven, FamilyMart and Lawson, have stepped up their efforts to reduce the use of plastics. A mix of short, medium and long-term targets 7-Eleven is beginning to use paper packages for its cold bento boxed meal products. The retailer has already stopped using plastic films and covers for prepared food products, reducing plastic use by 10-25%. F...
Walmart has acquired the technology platform, patents and key intellectual property of CareZone, a health-tech startup which helps individuals manage their medications. Improving access to healthcare services CareZone was developed to help users organise their health information and access health services. Through a mobile app, users can scan their insurance cards and product labels to bett...

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To survive and indeed thrive, businesses need to know and understand these four forces and assess the potential impacts and opportunities for their business, and then apply this thinking to their future plans and strategies.

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