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Morrisons becomes first UK grocer to remove plastic bags from stores


Supermarket giant Morrisons has become the first grocery chain in the UK to completely eliminate plastic bags from its stores, a move it says will save 3,200 tonnes of plastic a year.

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Ken Murphy: ‘What Tesco is doing to tackle climate change now’


The food we eat – how it is produced, processed and transported, how much we eat or waste – has a significant impact on the environment. Food is responsible for nearly a third of global greenhouse gas emissions and almost 70% of global biodiversity loss on land.

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China boycotts H&M: Will Western brands have to choose between ethics and profits?

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Tensions between China and the West reached boiling point last week as several countries, including the UK, imposed sanctions over human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims and retail found itself caught in the crossfire.



Retail with purpose: how to pin down yours


More than ever, consumers are looking to shop with brands with purpose – those that share the same values as themselves. But how do retailers establish what their purpose is and how do they communicate it to staff and shoppers?