Supermarkets are beginning to remove date labels on fruit and veg to tackle the food waste issue.
British households waste nearly 32% of all purchased food items per year.
As Coles and Woolworth turn to UberEats and DoorDash for fast deliveries, supermarket workers feel ‘the gig economy is getting closer’.
It’s surprisingly difficult for most to make a profit.
Should have been listening.
Economists shape the world in many ways, but some of their conclusions are counter-intuitive to say the least.
In three different experiments, plant-based meal sales rose when there were more menu options.
New Zealand’s supermarket industry has come under fire for high food prices and lack of competition. Is it time to consider treating the supermarket industry like water and power utilities?
Fast grocery delivery services are expanding quickly, but their long-term survival is being questioned.
Most consumers want a better deal, but New Zealand’s small size and relative isolation make it hard for large-scale competitors to enter the supermarket sector.
In cake victorious, Colin the Caterpillar.
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Trademarking a shape of a product, or proving that a competitor is passing off their product as your own, is not easy. A high-profile settlement, though, is marketing gold.
Here’s how retailers can help.
Australia has a short-term distribution problem, not a lack of food problem, and most foods have substitutes.
Choose and no queues.
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Sainsbury’s is also experimenting with the till-free technology.
Many grocery store workers have experienced high rates of anxiety and depression during the pandemic.
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Supermarket employees, still laboring in crisis mode, continue to report significant rises in physical and mental health problems.
It’s all to play for. Well, sort of.
Everything from lorry driver shortages to container ship problems are conspiring to make it a tight Christmas for retailers.
The pandemic home-delivery boom is driving a push to automation and precarious work by Australian supermarkets.
Morrisons controls 10% of UK supermarket shopping.
Reassurances around the takeover of UK’s fourth largest supermarket chain come with a strong sense of deja vu.
UK pig farms have some of the highest welfare standards in the world.
Converting food waste to animal feed – or reducing it altogether by supermarkets working with farmers – could save millions of tonnes of food from being discarded. It could also help raise animal welfare standards.
Thanks to a bid from a private equity firm backed by former Tesco boss Terry Leahy, the UK’s fourth largest supermarket chain is in play.
We still don’t know whether ecolabels are significantly better for the environment than alternatives.
Black neighborhoods have a higher density of fast-food outlets than in white districts.
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Discriminatory zoning and housing policies have concentrated poverty in America along racial lines. As a result, healthy food options are limited in many low-income and Black neighborhoods.