Staycation ahoy! Supermarkets drop petrol prices

The supermarkets Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s engaged in a price-cutting battle today, all chopping 2p off the price of their petrol and diesel. Drivers at any of Asda’s 234 forecourts will pay no more than 126.7 pence per litre (ppl) for unleaded and 129.7 ppl for diesel. Asda said this is the first time diesel […]

Walmart plans global LED rollout

US supermarket chain Walmart has announced plans to roll out LED lighting in around 120 stores worldwide. It will install energy efficient lighting fixtures in new stores in the US, Asia and Latin America and in its British subsidiary store, Asda. The LEDs from General Electric (GE) will use 40% less energy than those historically […]

‘No ice-dea what energy firms mean by customer service’

Businesses have “no idea” what energy companies mean by customer service as they never hear from their actual power providers. That’s according to Peter Pickthall, HR Director at R&R Ice Cream, which manufactures products for major retailers such as Tesco and Asda in the UK, including Thorntons and Fab (pictured). The company’s total gas and […]

Asda to create ‘affordable green products’ for consumers

Asda has joined forces with the University of Leeds in a bid to create more affordable and sustainable products for its customers across the UK. They aim to establish what they claim will be the “largest ever study” solely focused on consumer attitudes towards sustainability and help find ways to help households save money at […]

Asda owner Walmart hatches energy plan to save $1bn

US supermarket giant Walmart unveiled yesterday “dramatic” plans to ramp up energy efficiency and hit its target to be powered by100% renewable energy – which it believes will save $1billion (£650m) a year in energy savings once they are achieved. The supermarket which has 10,500 stores around the world under different brands – including Asda […]

Retailers trumpet beaten green goals

British retailers today trumpeted their progress on beating self-imposed goals for cutting carbon emissions and waste. A report released today by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) shows retailers exceeded targets in energy efficiency, water use and cutting down emissions from transport, while they are “on track” to getting their customers to do the same. The […]

Big retailers ‘must boost sales by £1bn to counter carbon tax’

Big British retailers will be forced to find a total £1billion worth of extra sales to counter the newly introduced carbon tax. In a tough economic climate when shoppers are reluctant to splash the cash, supermarkets and clothing chains will have to work even harder to combat the cost burden of the Carbon Reduction Commitment. […]

Retailers and brands slashing grocery waste

Big retailers and household brands have outdone targets for scrapping waste in their grocery food stuffs’ supply chain and packaging. According to figures from Government waste prevention body WRAP, there has been significant progress from groceries to hit ambitious waste reduction and recycling targets. The so-called Courtauld Commitment has 53 firms signed up to it […]

Businesses demand 2030 carbon target from Chancellor

A group of large UK businesses has written to the Chancellor warning him that a 2030 carbon target for the power sector is essential for stimulating new growth in the economy. More than 50 firms including M&S, Asda, MITIE, Aviva, Sky and EDF state their concern about missing “huge commercial opportunities” if this target isn’t […]

Asda/Walmart to speak at Energy Live 2012

David Olivant (pictured), Energy Procurement Manager, ASDA and Chris Hendrix,  Energy Director of Markets & Compliance, Walmart will be providing a very practical and insightful talk at Energy Live 2012. Their talk, entitled “Tips and tricks for dealing with energy suppliers and the Government” will enable you to get the most out of your relationship […]