‘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 […]

Bringing you experience and insight from the energy world

On November 1st, Energy Live News will bring you Energy Live 2012, the conference about Business Energy. With speakers from the Government, the Big 6 CEOs and energy experts from industrial and commercial users such as Argos, Asda, Heinz and M&S, this will be the perfect opportunity for you to meet with your peers, gain […]

Energy Live 2012 – putting you in touch with your peers

How would you like a conference that puts you in front of people just like you? If the answer is yes, then Energy Live 2012 is just for you, brought to you by Ernst & Young and supported by npower, E.ON and Scottish Power. One of the event’s sessions will bring you Paul Fitzgerald of […]