Supermarkets introduce huge changes including Tesco, Asda, Aldi and Sainsbury's

Tesco Sainsbury's store signs

Supermarket chains have made a lot of changes in stores

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 04/09/2023

- 11:21

Updated: 11/10/2023

- 15:40

Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's and Aldi have introduced changes with many affecting all stores

Supermarket giants have made changes to products sold in stores.

It has updated packaging, launched new stores and introduced new features that customers will notice at many stores.


Tesco has become the most recent supermarket to update packaging on milk cartons in a bid to become more environmentally friendly.

It will swap green, blue and red carton lids for clear ones on own brand products as this is easier to recycle.

Aldi store sign

Aldi has removed single use cutlery from all stores


Category director for dairy at Tesco James Waddy said: “Ensuring our packaging is as sustainable as possible is really important to us, and customer feedback on our trial of these new clear milk caps has been overwhelmingly positive.

"We will continue to look for ways to improve the packaging of our products, and make it even easier for customers to recycle at home.”


The retailer has opened its second Asda Express store as 300 convenience stores are in the works.

The location opened in Tottenham Hale, north London and the smaller stores offer lots of on-the-go options.

The supermarket giant has also updated its takeaway food range in some stores.

The items will be available to buy at a concession at the front of participating stores and breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks will be available.


Aldi announced it will remove all single use cutlery which was previously available by the food-to-go options.

Instead, shoppers are encouraged to bring their own reusable cutlery to help cut back on waste.

Plastics and packaging director at Aldi Luke Emery said: “At Aldi, we are constantly reviewing ways to become more environmentally friendly, and this is another positive change to help us make a difference.

“This will result in a significant reduction in single use materials and help customers to make more environmentally friendly choices.”

Asda food hub sign

Asda has updated its Food to Go options



The supermarket chain has also made changes to become more sustainable.

Plastic hangers have been swapped for cardboard ones on Tu Clothing Babywear items.

This aims to cut back on around 103 tonnes of plastic, and in-store recycling facilities are in stores for unwanted plastic hangers.

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