Co-op revamps food-to-go range with new products and reduced packaging
The Co-op has re-launched its food-to-go range with a global inspired theme and has also reduced the amount of packaging.
The retailer said the summer offering will see sushi items take centre stage alongside new sandwiches, wraps and salads.
Sam Griffiths, product development manager at the Co-op, said: “We’ve added a wide range of products to our food-to-go section this summer, perfect for all types of lunches. Influenced by traditional rolls from Japan, we’re particularly excited about our new the range of sushi.
“We’ve also seen a huge rise in demand for sushi, most likely driven by lockdown as consumers couldn’t easily make it for themselves at home. The new range now offers a huge variety to both our customers and members, that they are able to pick up on the go.”
The range has also seen a reduction in meat, with eight additional vegan and vegetarian products being introduced.
Other new products include the likes of Thai Bang Bang Noodle Salad, Chicken Katsu Bento Box, Halloumi Flatbread, Spinach and Pine Nut Falafel Wrap and the Coronation Chicken Sub Roll.
In a bid to make the range as more sustainable, the Co-op has cut the amount of packaging on its food-to-go products and has replaced all single-use plastic cutlery with wooden sporks.
Robert Thompson, packaging manager at the Co-op, said: “We’re really pleased that we’ve managed to remove a significant amount of plastic, cardboard and film on our food-to-go products, which will reduce the amount of packaging in our stores by over 270 tonnes. Our teams have worked hard to deliver what is a really positive step forward for packaging, delivering the same fantastic sandwiches and salads as sustainably as possible.”
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