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Gove opens £6 million fund to cut food waste

Gove opens £6 million fund to cut food waste

Asian Trader is reporting that the Environment Secretary Michael Gove invited organisations (on Monday 13/05) to apply for the second round of funding to redistribute surplus food under the government’s scheme to cut food waste. The fund will help charities and other organisations to invest in better infrastructure to handle and distribute leftover food.

Tesco Reduces Food Waste

Talking Retail is reporting that Tesco has reduced the amount of food going to waste to 44,297 tonnnes (0.45% sales) compared to the previous year according to its annual food waste data. The retailer has redistributed 63% more food to charities, community groups, staff and animal feed.

Booker increases minimum order value terms

RN is reporting that newsagents are struggling to meet Booker’s delivery terms after the wholesaler doubled its minimum spend requirement to £1,000.

Bestway Wholesale launches own-label chilled ready meals

The Grocer is reporting that Bestway Wholesale has launched a new range of 10 own-label chilled ready meals with a longer shelf life that is says will reduce wastage for its retailers.  The Best-one range of 10 traditional, Italian, Chinese and Indian meals has a shelf life of 21 to 50 days which the wholesaler claims will reduce waste from 5% to15% down to 1% to 2%.

Research reveals that smoking risk for children has fallen since the tobacco display ban

Talking Retail  is reporting that the risk of 11 to 16 year olds taking up smoking has reduced following the introduction of a ban on open display of tobacco products in the UK according to new research by the University of Stirling.

One Stop franchise sales grow by 6.8%

The Grocer  is reporting that One Stop’s franchise operation has recorded an average increase in like-for-like sales of 6.8% over the past four years. The Tesco-owned convenience chain said its average basket spend had increased by more than 5% while average transactions at its franchise stores were up 11% over the past 16 quarters of growth.

PayPoint defends price rise

RN  is reporting that PayPoint has blamed a rise in inflation for its recent service fee increases charged to retailers. One retailer told RN: “PayPoint is increasing their charges in line with 2.5% inflation so why are we not getting a2.5% increase in commission?”

David Gilroy

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