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Aldisierung = Walmart Effect

Aldi, the low-priced supermarket range,has inspired an “I love Aldi” exhibition including puppets made out of recycledplastic packaging at a German art museum, according to an article in the Timestoday. The exhibition, at the Wilhelm HackMuseum in BASF’s home town of Ludwigshafen-am-Rhein, features art made out offood and plastics packaging, including the puppets made out […]

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Milk dispensers pose threat to plastic bottles

Milk could soon be sold from supermarket dispensers instead of plastic bottles, according to refill technology manufacturer Eziserv quoted in this week’s issue of The Grocer.   Eziserv, which supplied refill technology to UK supermarket chain Asda in a trial for dispensing detergents, has been in discussions about modifying the same system to dispense milk. […]

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Boom, bust and blondes

You can tell there’s a recession on by the amount of chemicals we’re putting on our hair. It’s the equivalent of the “lipstick effect“: when money is tight, it’s a cheap way to update your look.   Figures from L’Oreal show that sales of hairdyes have increased by 7% since December, and supermarket Tesco is […]

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