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Logo of the FPC Fresh Awards 2022
Posted: May 19, 2022

2022 FPC Fresh Awards

The Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC) is the UK’s fresh produce trade association and is widely recognised as the voice of...
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IPL's Colleague of the Year 2021 award winner, Jody Bellucci and his colleagues.
Posted: March 23, 2022

Colleague of the Year 2021

Our Board have chosen Jody Bellucci (a Warehouse Key Operative at our site in Whittlesey) as the winner of our...
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Posted: March 1, 2022

IPL Gender Pay Gap Report 2021

IPL has published its Gender Pay Report for 2021. In a report published on the Government’s Gender Pay website, IPL...
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Posted: February 28, 2022

A sustainable, plant-based protection to increase shelf life

We’re set to begin a significant new programme in partnership with Apeel Sciences, which will introduce Citrus fruits and Avocados...
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Posted: September 13, 2021

In-store Greengrocers

We are appointing 150 specialist in-store Greengrocers in Asda stores across the UK as part of a £9m investment to...
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Posted: May 19, 2021

New pear packaging

To support Asda’s commitment to reduce the use of plastic in the business, we aim to remove 350 tonnes and 200...
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Posted: April 21, 2021

Colleague of the Year 2020

Eva Kohajda, a Line Leader at our Normanton site has been selected as the winner of our Colleague of the...
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IPL_Gender_Pay_Gap_2020
Posted: January 28, 2021

IPL Gender Pay Gap Report 2020

IPL has today published its Gender Pay Report in line with a Government requirement for large companies to do so...
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Posted: January 12, 2021

Supplier Sustainability Spotlight: MH Poskitt

Throughout this year, we will be highlighting some of the fantastic sustainability work and environmental projects undertaken by our suppliers...
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2020 plastic reductions
Posted: December 15, 2020

2020 plastic reductions

This year we’ve removed 487 tonnes of plastic from our packaging to support Asda’s commitment to reduce the use of...
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A helping hand
Posted: December 2, 2020

A helping hand

Colleagues at our site in Peterborough are supporting the valuable work of a fantastic local charity. Family Voice Peterborough are charity...
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More plastic removed from our packaging
Posted: September 30, 2020

More plastic removed from our packaging

To support Asda’s commitment to reduce the use of plastic in the business, throughout this year we’ve been looking for...
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IPL News - Removal of plastic fruit and veg bags
Posted: September 8, 2020

Removal of plastic fruit & veg bags

We’re removing plastic fruit & veg bags from 9 stores, in a trial that aims to help Asda continue its...
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Asda recyclable blueberry punnets - news image
Posted: August 25, 2020

100% recyclable blueberry punnets

We’ve launched the first 100% recyclable blueberry punnets. Asda customers can now recycle the punnets and film as a whole,...
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Colleague of the year 2019
Posted: August 5, 2020

Colleague of the Year 2019

Igors Dumbajevs, a Machine Operator at our Inchture has been selected as the winner of our 2019 Colleague of the...
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Asda fruit and veg box
Posted: July 8, 2020

We’ve launched a fresh fruit and vegetable box

IPL have worked with Asda and our partners at StarStock to launch our latest food box, brimming with fresh fruit and vegetables, delivered straight...
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OUR SALADS GO FORK FREE
Posted: June 16, 2020

Our salads go fork free

In-line with Asda’s ongoing commitment to ‘Use less and recycle more’, we will be removing plastic forks from our salads and...
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Posted: June 16, 2020

Summer of Scottish strawberries

Nothing says ‘it’s summer’ like the first bite of a juicy strawberry. In the absence of everyone’s favourite tennis event...
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BRITISH-MIXED-TOMATOES
Posted: June 10, 2020

British, sustainable, vibrant tomatoes

We’ve supported Asda to introduce two new varieties of tomatoes to its customers, grown sustainably right here in Britain. When...
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Modern Slavery Statement 2020
Posted: May 15, 2020

Modern Slavery Statement 2020

At IPL, we take our compliance with the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 very seriously. At the start of May...
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Asda Food Box
Posted: May 7, 2020

We’ve launched a cupboard filler food box to further support those in need

In a bid to continue our support for those in need during the current crisis, IPL have worked with Asda...
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PICK FOR BRITAIN
Posted: April 28, 2020

Pick for Britain website launched

The new Pick for Britain website is a joint public sector and industry initiative to bring together those who are looking...
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REDUCING OUR USE OF PLASTIC
Posted: February 19, 2020

Reducing our use of plastic packaging

To support Asda’s commitment to reduce the use of plastic in the business, we aim to remove 225 tonnes of...
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IPL Gender Pay Gay Report 2019
Posted: February 3, 2020

IPL Gender Pay Gap Report 2019

IPL has today published its Gender Pay Report in line with a Government requirement for large companies to do so...
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Posted: December 5, 2019

A worthy winner

Kelly Paddington-Hughes, a Business Unit Planning Advisor at our Westry site has won our Colleague of the Quarter award for...
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IPL Graduate Schemes 2020
Posted: November 7, 2019

Applications now open for our 2020 Graduate Schemes

We’re looking for determined, enthusiastic and innovative graduates to join our agile, fast paced business. The scale and diversity of...
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Plastic-free living herbs
Posted: October 2, 2019

Plastic-free living herbs

IPL have supported Asda in launching a supermarket first – a range of plastic-free living herbs. All of Asda’s living...
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A new technology to fight food waste
Posted: September 19, 2019

A new technology to fight food waste

Our Produce Technical Manager, Nasir Ahmed, on an exciting new technology… Every year as a country we waste millions of...
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STAREHE SPONSORSHIP
Posted: May 14, 2019

Starehe Sponsorship

Since 2010, IPL have been supporting Starehe UK to provide free secondary education for promising children from all over Kenya....
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A WORTHY WINNER
Posted: August 21, 2019

A worthy winner

Hugo Rodrigues, an IT Service Delivery Assistant at our Spade Lane site has won our Colleague of the Quarter award...
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Shelf life secrets
Posted: April 26, 2019

Shelf life secrets

IPL colleagues have appeared on BBC One’s Supermarket Secrets to explain the steps we take to ensure our produce remains...
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Posted: April 15, 2019

Sweet secrets

Our very own Nasir Ahmed has appeared on BBC One’s Supermarket Secrets alongside Gregg Wallace and our tomato grower, Andy...
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Bringing the buzz
Posted: March 27, 2019

Bringing the buzz

The use of a unique seed mix has resulted in rare insect sightings in our growers fields. Operation Pollinator is...
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Scotland's Last Tomato Grower
Posted: March 6, 2019

Scotland’s last tomato grower

Jim Shanks of Standhill Farm is Scotland’s last remaining tomato grower. Situated in the Scottish Borders, Standhill Farm was originally...
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IPL gender Pay Gap Report 2018
Posted: February 5, 2019

IPL Gender Pay Gap Report 2018

IPL has today published its Gender Pay Report in line with a Government requirement for large companies to do so...
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Sustainability award 2018
Posted: February 4, 2019

IPL Sustainability Award 2018

We have awarded Ultimate Packaging with our 2018 Sustainability Award. Through Ultimate’s dedication and hard work to help Asda transform...
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REDUCING WASTE FIGHTING HUNGER
Posted: January 24, 2019

Reducing waste, fighting hunger

2018 was a monumental year which saw IPL deliver 256.3 tonnes of surplus products to FareShare. FareShare are a UK...
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Britain Loves Berries
Posted: January 16, 2019

Britain loves berries

Britain’s appetite for berries is showing no signs of slowing down according to Asda sales data for 2018, with raspberries...
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Posted: December 5, 2018

An ‘exceptional’ year

Gary Mac-Fall, our Senior category for potatoes explains how the weather this year has impacted our growers – and how...
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Tropical and terrifying
Posted: October 30, 2018

Tropical and Terrifying

Usually reserved for sipping summer drinks out of or eaten as a tropical snack, it seems pineapples now have a...
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Standing proud between the pumpkins
Posted: October 24, 2018

Standing proud between the pumpkins

We’ve worked with our British growers to harvest over 1.6 million pumpkins for Asda customers. With the adoption of a...
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Monster Melon Harvest
Posted: September 14, 2018

Monster Melon Harvest

The recent heatwave has helped our grower produce more watermelons than ever before. This year has seen a harvest of...
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Posted: September 13, 2018

Outstanding Traceability

Red Tractor is the largest food standard scheme in the UK and is an easy signpost for consumers looking for...
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We had heat, we had pain, then we finally got some rain
Posted: September 7, 2018

We had heat, we had pain, then we finally got some rain

Jon Wynn, our Technical Manager for vegetables, has been out on the road assessing the impact of Britain’s record-breaking weather...
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Moreish Mangoes
Posted: August 29, 2018

Moreish Mangoes

Asda has reported a 20% year on year sales increase in whole head and prepared mangoes. Working closely with growers...
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Summer Sun Support
Posted: August 22, 2018

Summer Sun Support

The combination of the hot weather and a lack of rain has made it difficult for a lot of our...
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Naked Swedes
Posted: August 17, 2018

Naked Swedes

We have taken the decision to remove the plastic wrapping from our British-grown whole swede – this will save around...
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British Beans and Peas
Posted: August 17, 2018

British Beans and Peas

Jon Wynn, Manager – Technical Produce and Fran Lewis, Graduate Trainee recently visited Minor Weir & Willis Ltd, one of...
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Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge
Posted: June 19, 2018

Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

Emma Walker, Accounts Payable Team Leader and Rob McCormick, Packaging Team Leader joined Asda colleagues to tackle the Yorkshire 3...
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Goutini tomato
Posted: May 25, 2018

Introducing: the Goutini

This summer, we are introducing a brand-new type of tomato to Asda stores – the Goutini. Grown in Southport, our...
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Open and honest feedback
Posted: May 24, 2018

Open and honest feedback

In 2017 we launched a new 360° feedback system within IPL. 360° feedback gives colleagues the opportunity to celebrate their...
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Improving soil health
Posted: May 3, 2018

Improving soil health

A survey of our fresh produce supply chain by NIAB has shown the positive actions that our growers are taking...
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