Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 5°C

Search

East of England Co-op’s celebrated food waste scheme reaches finals of The Grocer Gold Awards 2018

PUBLISHED: 08:45 16 May 2018 | UPDATED: 09:13 16 May 2018

Roger Grosvenor, East of England Co-op joint chief executive. Picture: ASHLEY PICKERING/ANGLIA PICTURE AGENCY

Roger Grosvenor, East of England Co-op joint chief executive. Picture: ASHLEY PICKERING/ANGLIA PICTURE AGENCY

Anglia Picture Agency

An Ipswich-based regional retail chain is celebrating after reaching the finals of The Grocer Gold Awards 2018 for its ground-breaking work in selling food after its Best Before date in order to cut food waste.

The East of England Co-op launched The Co-op Guide to Dating in December 2017, taking the industry by storm by selling products such as tinned goods and packets for a nominal 10p for up to a month past their Best Before. Typically, most are sold within days or even hours of being reduced.

Roger Grosvenor, joint chief executive at the East of England Co-op, said: “To be recognised as a finalist among other leading retailers in the UK is tremendous and a fantastic way to celebrate the East of England Co-op’s 150th birthday.”

The awards takes place in London on June 12.

Search hundreds of local jobs at Jobs24

A fundraising challenge event that brought together teams from the financial and legal professions has raised more than £2,000 to support charity work across the Suffolk and Essex borders.

Before Munchy Seeds started out 19 years ago, co-founder Lucinda Clay recalls that the only place you could find seeds was in a particular muesli brand.

The waiting will be over for dozens of Suffolk businesses, on Wednesday October 24, when the winners of the Suffolk BME Business Awards 2018 will be revealed.

Business is no joke - but it can be a laughing matter. Just ask stand-up comedian Joe Grant.

Ipswich Building Society has donated more than £6,000 to nine Suffolk based charities from its Mutual Advantage affinity saving accounts programme.

Management Jobs

Show Job Lists

Most read

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24