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Sales of loose fruit and vegetables are growing twice as quickly as those wrapped in plastic, according to new data from Kantar. The past three months have seen shoppers opt for environmentally-friendly alternatives in their droves, in the wake of intense media scrutiny on single-use plastics. As a result, some 21% of fruit, veg and salad was sold loose during the past 12 weeks. This was up 6% on the previous quarter, while sales of loose produce were growing at double the rate of their plastic-packed equivalents [12 w/e 24 March 2019]. Soaring demand for plastic-free produce aisles has prompted Tesco to trial the removal of plastic-wrapped produce in its aisles wherever a loose variant w... Full story

9 April