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As we bid farewell to the festive season let’s look back on the stories that lit up December. From retail innovations to fashion firsts, here are our faves to close the year.

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Morrisons debuts ‘Buy British’ section to support UK farmers


Morrisons has become the first big supermarket in the UK to implement a ‘Buy British’ section. The section ranges from fruit & vegetables to meat and dairy products. The campaign aims to encourage shoppers to back British farmers and opt for products that are generally more sustainable thanks to their shorter supply chain journeys and seasonality.

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Puma to use waste fabric to produce all replica football club jerseys from 2024


Following the 2022 campaign ‘Re:Jersey’ that saw top clubs like Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund have training kits made from recycled materials, Puma has now launched a campaign promising all Puma football kits to be made from recycled materials. This a big step forward for the sports manufacturer with tournaments like the European Championships and Copa America coming up.

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ITV launches pilot to support production companies owned by underrepresented groups


ITV Studios has launched ‘Amplify: The Companies’ to improve diversity and representation across production companies throughout the TV and film industry. This new scheme aims to match TV genre commissioners with production companies owned or led by people of colour, or deaf, disabled and/or neurodivergent people. The pilot has been kicked off with 10 companies to begin with, but ITV hopes with its success it can be expanded further and even more people of all backgrounds can get involved in television production.

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Jet2holidays unveils 800 ‘certified sustainable hotels’


Holiday company Jet2 has launched a new sustainable certification for hotels on its website. The hotels with this new label meet Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) guidelines. In addition, Jet2holidays will be encouraging more hotels to make changes in order to be recognised. This new scheme will enable independent travel agents and customers to consider their impact when booking holidays abroad and make the most sustainable choice.

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