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A coalition of the world’s largest fashion brands is considering using barcode-like Quick Response (QR) codes to help consumers make sustainable choices. The QR codes would be placed on to the labels of clothing, which can be scanned by shoppers using a smart device.
A campaign is underway that seeks to help consumers cut the amount of ‘hidden’ salt in their diets. Such high amounts of salt in a human diet can lead to many health issues, with the large intake of sodium chloride having been medically linked to both high blood pressure and hypertensio
On Tuesday I attended the BRC Omnichannel event in London, which featured insightful presentations and panel sessions from several retail brands. Mobile is a communication device…
A new survey has shown that most UK shoppers have not changed their buying habits due to the horsemeat scandal that broke in January 2013. Among the minority that did admit to a rethink on what they buy, a tenth of those surveyed said that they no longer purchase as much processed meat
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (UHCW) has started using a new system to match patients’ identification wristbands with the blood samples they require. Any mismatches between the patient and sample will trigger an alarm and, at the same time, an alert is directe
Property company Jones Lang LaSalle (JJL) has said that three of the UK’s largest supermarkets will make strides towards doubling the area of their ‘dark stores’ during 2014. ‘Dark store’ is a term given to supermarket warehouses laid out in a similar way to traditional stores, but only
Two farming organisations have argued that newly agreed European rules on meat labelling could actually mislead British shoppers rather than inform them due to the omission of the animal's birthplace. However, the National Farmers' Union (NFU) and National Pig Industry (NPA) have said t
In the first of 4 articles, Jim Dickson, Head of Retail Grocery at GS1 UK, looks at the problem of poor quality product data, and how industry is finally working together to resolve it. For many years, the grocery sector has had a problem with managing product data.