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Sainsbury’s "casting it's net wide" in packaging world

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An exclusive report in Packaging News reveals that UK supermarket icon,  Sainsbury’s,  is to undertake a “root and branch” review of its procurement processes for the sourcing of own-brand packaging.

The supermarket giant revealed to Packaging News that the initiative will evaluate the supply chain and identify a set of preferred suppliers meeting Sainsbury’s standards and specifications for quality, value and service.

Speaking exclusively to Packaging News, Chris Grobler, packaging commercial manager at Sainsbury’s, said: “Closing the loop between the best packaging suppliers, our Sainsbury’s brand suppliers and ourselves will create a strategic, efficient and cost-effective way to procure our packaging going forward.”

With public concerns about packaging and food waste in the UK, Grobler said the retailer decided it was a good opportunity to look at packaging with a value chain approach.

He said Sainsbury’s was “casting its net wide” to make sure it understood the packaging supply market and work more closely with packaging suppliers that meet its criteria.

Continue here to read the full release ||  June 23,  2017   |||