A Nation Of Shopkeepers Becomes…

…a nation of woke shoppers? Hmmm. I’m not convinced.

An Asda store will be the first in the country to become a ‘sustainability store’, including a ‘naked florist’, a ‘reverse vending machine’ and more loose produce.

A what..? Is a naked chef not enough?!?

Asda says it’s part of a mission to find new ways to reduce plastic and encourage customers to reuse and refill.

The supermarket has asked well known household brands to work with them on their quest to reduce plastic – meaning shoppers will also be able to use refill points to buy Kellogg’s cereals such as Coco Pops and Rice Krispies and Unilever’s PG Tips tea, as well as Asda’s own-brand coffee, rice and pasta.

So all you have to do is take a load of containers to the shops with you! And then forget, and leave them in the car with your Bags for Life, like so many (me included) do…

Customers shopping at the Middleton store in Leeds, West Yorkshire, will be asked to give their feedback on different trials – to give feedback on how the supermarket’s new ideas work in practice. Trials will last for at least three months before a decision is made on whether to roll out the scheme to more stores, continue the trial or stop.

I’ll make a prediction now. It’ll be the latter.

But I’m still intrigued about the…


In addition to the refill stations, the store will include a ‘naked florist’ offering plastic-free flowers

How disappointing.

7 comments for “A Nation Of Shopkeepers Becomes…

  1. January 31, 2020 at 11:48 am

    Will they try to attract naked shoppers? Will they discontinue their range of plastic pac-a-macs. Will you be able to trade your Rice Crispies for some hard liquor? Will the check-out-chicks be naked? So many questions.

    • Ted Treen
      February 2, 2020 at 1:16 am

      As the average age of the check-out-chicks in our nearest ASDA seems to be mid-fifties to early sixties, one sincerely hopes not!

  2. Stonyground
    January 31, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    There used to be a chain that sold loose cereals sweets, cake ingredients etc. It didn’t last very long. It is true however that some packaging is unnecessary. You can buy muesli in a bag with a design on it, but most cereals come in a plain bag in a box with a design on it, for example.

  3. Mona
    January 31, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    Will they take my used condoms back, I think some will be reusable.

  4. February 1, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    To think Asda was once part of Associated Dairies. How sad.

  5. Voice of Reason
    February 1, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    When people hear ‘naked’, who do they assume that it will be fit and attractive people? It could be fat old men like me.

    • February 2, 2020 at 12:11 pm

      Man I am. Old too. But fat?? Never. I am just short for my weight.

      The naked sixty y/o check out chicks should be avoided.

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