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    The Grocer (23 Mar 2020)

    Asda and Co-op donate millions to food bank charities

    ASDA and CO-OP have announced they will donate food to charities to support vulnerable people during the coronavirus outbreak. Asda will donate £5m to FARESHARE and the TRUSSEL TRUST, and over the coming months give over 3,000 charities access to free food. Co-op has also donated £1.5m to FareShare. Both retailers are opening at select times for NHS staff and health workers, whilst Co-op has announced special opening hours to help vulnerable customers shop, and Asda has revised opening hours to allow time to clean and restock stores.

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    The Grocer (18 Mar 2020)

    Cushelle launches toilet roll in recyclable paper packaging

    CUSHELLE is releasing toilet rolls in paper packaging in a move it claims is a first for a major brand. The packs are made with Forest Stewardship Council-certified paper, and each contain six rolls with 360 sheets per roll. Cushelle claims the new packaging has reduced its carbon footprint by 2.2%, with 61 fewer lorries on the road, 4.5 million fewer cores and 4.3 tonnes of plastic saved. The rolls first arrived in the CO-OP, ahead of a major rollout into ASDA from 30 March, then TESCO, WAITROSE & PARTNERS and OCADO from 6 April.

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