Weekly Roundup... 03 December, 2019

By Donna Ahern
Weekly Roundup... 03 December, 2019

Polish retailer Eurocash has announced plans to introduce parcel delivery service - My Package - for online purchases in its abc grocery stores. The service will allow abc customers to pick up their online orders at a convenient time and location. One of the largest chain of grocery stores in Poland, abc operates around 8,600 outlets, owned by independent entrepreneurs, mainly in smaller towns.

Aldi has announced it expects to sell thousands of 100% recyclable, Irish-grown, eco-friendly Christmas trees this festive season. Grown by Forest Fresh Ireland at its nurseries in Wexford, Wicklow and Tipperary, these eco-friendly Christmas trees which will go on sale on this Thursday 5 December, are brought directly from field to shop floor within 36 hours, significantly reducing their carbon footprint. All aspects of the trees’ packaging are 100% recyclable, including their fitted stands, labels, pallets and nettings, as well as the trees themselves. Commenting, John Curtin, Aldi Group Buying Director said: “By selling Irish-grown trees we are removing the need for international shipping, saving thousands of kilometres in travel and significantly cutting carbon footprint.

Coop Denmark has announced that it aims to cut carbon emissions in its operations by 75% by 2025 and achieve a climate positive status by 2030. It also plans to reduce its indirect greenhouse gas emissions from suppliers, transporters, and consumers by one million tonnes annually, by the year 2030. It corresponds to more than 2% of Denmark's national climate accounts, the retailer added. "Coop has a 153-year tradition of leading the way in Denmark on accountability. Now that the world is facing its biggest challenge ever, we want to be a natural part of the climate solution," said Coop CEO Peter Høgsted.

French poultry producer LDC has posted a 8.4% increase in sales in the first half of its financial year, to €2.1 billion. On a like-for-like basis, sales were up 3.9%, with volumes sold up 7.9%, or 1.2% on a like-for-like basis. The group's core Poultry France business saw a 5.7% increase in sales in the first half (+2.9% like-for-like), with sales driven by the integration of recent acquisitions.

Finnish dairy firm Valio has said that it is aiming to develop a carbon-neutral dairy structure by 2035. The move will both combat climate change and also provide food manufacturers with more sustainably-sourced ingredients. “Our goal is to cut dairy’s carbon footprint to zero by 2035," commented Timo Pajari, SVP, Food Solutions Sales at Valio. "It is a good example of our concrete sustainability actions.

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