Asda call for ‘vital’ food bank donations ahead of busy summer holiday period

Asda stores across the UK are launching a week-long food drive today to support their local food banks with ‘vital’ donations ahead of the school holidays. Customers will be encouraged to donate in-demand items such as tinned goods and hygiene products to their local foodbank in a trolley at the front of the store. For the first time, Asda is also trialling playing a reminder video on the Scan & Go wall to see if this helps increase the amount of food donated. Every summer, food banks in the Trussell…

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YOU BUY ONE, WE GIVE ONE: Asda and Warburtons launch new promotion that donates food to charity with every sale

In a first of its kind collaboration, Asda and Warburtons are launching a ‘You Buy One, We Give One’ promotion, which will donate food to charities without any additional cost to customers. The trial, on selected Warburtons products available at Asda, means for every participating item purchased by customers, another Warburtons product will be donated on their behalf to the food redistribution charity FareShare.   The initiative is expected to result in over 1 million products being donated to FareShare, which will distribute the food to local charities including foodbanks,…

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George at Asda to sell products made from recycled plastic bottles and clothing as part of new sustainability pledge

George, the fashion and homewares arm of the supermarket Asda, will for the first time sell products made from recycled plastic bottles and clothing, as part of a commitment to use only polyester that is sourced from recycled materials by 2025. The products launching in the retailer’s Spring/Summer 19 range include George Home cushions and throws that have been made from recycled plastic bottles, and blouses and dresses made with fabric from recycled polyester clothing. The move – the first for a supermarket retailer – is accompanied by commitments to…

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Asda meets 2018 promise to remove 6500 tonnes of own brand plastic packaging

Asda has announced it has removed 6500 tonnes of plastic from its own brand packaging since February 2018. The milestone marks a significant step towards the supermarket’s ongoing commitment to reducing the amount of plastic used in product packaging. Through product innovation and redesign, Asda has reduced plastic in almost 1000 individual product lines – from fresh fruit and veg to electronics and homewares – removing the equivalent weight of 600 million empty plastic bottles. Some of the changes that have been implemented over the last 12 months include: Swapping…

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Asda removes single kitchen knives from sale nationwide

Asda has confirmed that it will remove single kitchen knives from sale in all its stores by the end of April 2019. The decision to stop selling these items comes in response to rising concerns about knife crime in the UK, particularly those involving children and young people. Commenting on the news, Nick Jones, Senior Vice President, said: “We strongly believe that we have a responsibility to support the communities that we serve. Whilst we have already taken steps to restrict the sale of knives to ensure that they do…

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