Germany's Tegut Tests A Range Of Packaging-Free Products
German retailer Tegut has announced that it is trialling a range of packaging-free products, including rice, cereals, legumes, and nuts, at its outlet in Kaiserwiesen in Fulda.
The retailer has introduced around 144 organic food SKUs that will be sustainably sold in containers brought by customers or in compostable paper bags.
'A Large Range'
The head of food purchasing at Tegut, Daniel Henkel, said, "We are very pleased to be able to accommodate the many customer inquiries and to be able to offer such a large range of packaging-free products."
The products on offer include breakfast cereals such as oatmeal, cornflakes, spelled and millet flakes, and 'superfoods' like quinoa, kamut, and amaranth.
Cocoa butter chips, fruit gums, bulgur wheat, couscous, millet and buckwheat are also a part of the trial.
"Over the first few days, we have already seen great customer interest, and so we will install the 'unpacked' shelves this autumn, at our new market in Heidelberg," Henkel added.
Tegut has also introduced a range of vegan, fairtrade cosmetics that are free of plastic packaging.
This includes products such as solid shampoo, solid toothpaste, solid deodorant, and solid shaving soap.
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