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Did you know?... 04 August, 2020

By Donna Ahern
Did you know?... 04 August, 2020

Did you know?... SuperValu has announced that its Signature Tastes ClemenGold box of mandarins has switched to sustainable packaging. The South African ClemenGold fruit are now boxed in recyclable cardboard, as opposed to the previous non-recyclable Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF).  The move will result in a diversion of 16.8 tonnes of MDF wood waste from landfill, the retailer said. 'SuperValu shoppers expect more sustainable options, hence more fruit and vegetables than ever before are now sold loose while others have moved to compostable packaging,' it added. 

Did you know?... Aldi, Britain's fifth-largest supermarket group, will create an additional 1,200 jobs this year in the United Kingdom, which will boost its total new jobs in the UK to 4,000 for the year, the company saidAldi, which has more than 890 stores and employs around 35,000 people across the UK, said in an emailed statement that it is opening new stores in Sandhurst, Bristol and Edinburgh, reports Reuters.

Did you know?... Dutch retailer Jumbo has announced that it has launched its own-brand MSC-certified canned fish range, reports The move, a first among supermarkets in the Netherlands, aims to offer customers a more sustainable and economical option in the canned fish segment. The retailer already offers a range of private-label fresh and frozen fish with sustainability certification.

Did you know?... The Japanese owner of 7-Eleven convenience stores has agreed to buy Marathon Petroleum Corp's Speedway gas stations for $21 billion (€17.8 billion), brushing aside coronavirus concerns to return to the table five months after initially baulking at the deal, reports Reuters. The deal will help Seven & i Holdings Co Ltd shift focus beyond Japan, where its stores and supermarkets face a shrinking population, slow economic growth and tough price competition.

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