THE UK’s biggest supermarkets have announced changes that will affect how customers shop.
New green initiatives and changes to popular loyalty schemes are among the differences that shoppers might spot – we look at what you can expect.
Tesco shoppers will be able to reuse packaging for certain products by going back to the store and getting a top-up when the original has run out.
The supermarket chain this week launched a partnership with reusable packaging firm Loop.
Customers can take an item’s packaging back to the store, where it will be cleaned, refilled, and used again.
The new renewable range consists of 88 products, including Persil, Fever-Tree, Carex, Tetley Tea and BrewDog.
Morrisons has also launched its own green initiative.
It is planning to make all of its 498 UK stores “zero waste” by next year.
Initially it will trial the scheme at six sites in Edinburgh to eliminate waste.
Customers will be able to drop off rubbish at collection points in Morrisons foyers.
This will include hard-to-recycle soft plastics like sweet wrappers and pet food pouches; hard plastics such as yoghurt tubs; and mixed materials like crisp tubes and coffee pods.
Specialist products, like ink cartridges and batteries, and previously un-recycled items, such as foils and plant pots, will also be collected.
The waste, which will also include rubbish accumulated in store, will be collected and recycled in the UK.
As well as the recycling drive, more unsold food at the zero waste stores will be offered to the Too Good to Go food sharing app.
My Nectar Prices will be introduced from September 22.
The points system will give shoppers money off the items they purchase most – with discounts of up to 30% on their favourite items.
Sainsbury’s said weekly customers could save more than £200 a year through the scheme.
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