Sustainability is the central theme of the new M&S Monks Cross store in York – and the Food Hall is the first in the UK to specify Wanzl UK Group’s ‘Reviva’ brand shopping trolleys alongside remanufactured Wire Tech shelving.
This has contributed substantially to the reduction of the store’s carbon footprint while at the same time reducing costs and maximizing the service life of valuable equipment assets for M&S.
Tony Barber, Managing Director of Storetec – part of the Wanzl UK Group and the home of the Reviva brand – is delighted to have secured this ‘ground-breaking’ contract which reflects the values embraced by M&S ‘Plan A’.
“The Reviva philosophy rejects the notion of the throw-away society and is in keeping with the ‘waste not, want not’ message which is prominent in the Monks Cross store. In an extremely competitive UK retail market we believe Reviva is the very much the right thing to do – both environmentally and economically.”
Storetec supplied 120 bays of Reviva Wire Tech shelving to the Monks Cross Food Hall along with 350 Reviva shopping trolleys including the 70 litre Light Shopper, EL 130 and EL 212 trolleys.
The Reviva process is estimated to use about half the amount of CO2 used in the manufacture of equivalent new products and provides a considerable cost saving. All Reviva products are sold with a factory-backed warranty and leave the ‘proudly British’ Tibshelf remanufacturing facility with a Union Jack quality emblem.