Loop is one of the most ambitious attempts yet to eliminate plastic waste from the household shop. Photo: Loop/PA A zero-waste shopping service is launching to deliver groceries and household essentials in reusable packaging to homes across the UK. Loop offers 150 products that usually come in single-use plastic packaging […]

“Bots” are seen on the grid (or “The Hive”) of Ocado’s “smart platform” in Andover, Britain, on May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls As grocery stores worldwide experienced stockpiling, long lines, and health worries amid the coronavirus pandemic, millions of people turned to shopping online. It has been a goldrush for […]

“Bots” are seen on the grid (or “The Hive”) of Ocado’s “smart platform” in Andover, Britain, on May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls As grocery stores worldwide experienced stockpiling, long lines, and health worries amid the coronavirus pandemic, millions of people turned to shopping online. It has been a goldrush for […]

As the major effects of the coronavirus pandemic make themselves apparent ― the ubiquity of masks and hand sanitizer, restaurants serving at half capacity ― other, more subtle changes are still just coming into focus. Take the grocery store. Doorstep delivery and online shopping, already popular before COVID-19, have become […]