Advantages of using add-ons in retail packaging

U.S. Green Technology

Add-ons have a special place when we talk about the custom boxes for retailers. The post Advantages of using add-ons in retail packaging appeared first on U.S. Green Business, Green Business News retail packaging

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Here’s how retail can be profitable and sustainable


But retailers could also optimize back-end operations to reduce their environmental impact by using data to match customer purchasing habits with merchandise and inventory. e-commerce Retail

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IKEA, Nordstrom, Walgreens on the many opportunities for circularity in retail


From recipes for recommerce to changing packaging ingredients, the retail sector is integral to adoption of the circular economy. Circular Economy Corporate Strategy Corporate Sustainability Logisitics Retail

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Toxic chemicals report card grades top retailers

Inhabitat - Innovation

Find out the retailers that sell products with the most toxins before your next shopping trip Who aced the test? And who failed?

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Energy Retail Innovation: Opportunities to Improve Consumer Engagement

CleanTech Group

Energy Retail Innovation: Opportunities for Better Consumer Engagement Electricity retailing, the fourth and final stage in the electricity delivering process. Energy & Power Energy Costs Energy Efficiency Sector Insights Retail Energy

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Why e-commerce retailers should increase transparency about their products


Why e-commerce retailers should increase transparency about their products. As the COVID-19 crisis rages on in the United States, some people are relying on e-commerce retailers for their needs — from household goods to food. Retail.

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How cosmetics retailer Lush is making purposeful profit through circularity


How cosmetics retailer Lush is making purposeful profit through circularity. But the accelerated growth of the retail industry has come at a cost. Katrina Shum. Tue, 05/12/2020 - 01:30.

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Sustainability Guide for Retail: Plastic Bag Alternatives

Green Business Bureau

Retailers need to make the switch from plastic shopping bags to eco-friendly alternatives. Sustainability Guide for Retail Businesses: Getting Started Learn about the key first-steps your retail business can take on its greening journey in the first installment of GBBs new Sustainability Guide for Retail Businesses. The post Sustainability Guide for Retail: Plastic Bag Alternatives appeared first on Green Business Bureau.

Clean Beauty Roadmap for Retailers

EDF + Business

A new framework gives brands and retailers that are either creating a clean beauty program, or strengthening already-existing “clean” shops and labels, the ground rules for executing a responsible and credible program, with a focus on ingredient safety.

Retailers Need To Get Back To Saving The Earth

Forbes Green Tech

Retail /retail Business /business Retail /retail Innovation /innovation Green Tech /green-tech business retail

How retailers and shoppers can make the most of Independence Day?

U.S. Green Technology

The post How retailers and shoppers can make the most of Independence Day? How to Maximize Independence Day Sales For Americans, the 4th of July holds a lot of importance. It is when America came into being. It is one of the most awaited dates for adults and children alike.

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World’s First Electric Forecourt Opens Up A New Channel For Convenience Retailers

Forbes Green Tech

Retail /retail Business /business Retail /retail Innovation /innovation Green Tech /green-techShopping while charging your electric car could become a reality before long.

Retailers to collect waste electricals and lamps

Envirotec Magazine

Defra has confirmed that from the end of 2020, most retailers will be required to provide in-store WEEE takeback. The new requirement will apply to all retailers and wholesalers with annual sales of electrical items above £100,000. A lamp recycling point.

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Retailers drop coconut milk brand over animal exploitation allegations

Inhabitat - Innovation

Coconut has been touted as a superfood the last few years. But now something even more alarming than its sky-high saturated fat content has come to light

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Past Due Electric Bills An Undue Burden On Americans

Jim Conca

Energy /energy Business /business Energy /energy Retail /retail Business energyAmericans are in even more debt over their electricity use than ever, with an average increase in their monthly bills of about 30% from 2019 to 2020 in unregulated markets like New York and Texas.

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How roasters and retailers can support farmers and make coffee more sustainable


Collective action is needed. Corporate Social Responsibility Food & Agriculture Food Systems

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Dollar General, Sephora, Lowe's among 7 most improved retailers addressing toxic chemicals


Sales of products marketed as sustainable are growing 5.6 times faster than conventionally marketed products. Chemicals & Toxics The Right Chemistry

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What's your energy strategy for an empty office or retail space?


Asking these five questions during the COVID-19 shutdown could help your organization reset its power consumption habits to more energy-efficient levels for the future. Energy & Climate Real Estate Energy Efficiency

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Retail investors demonstrate the power of the crowd

Impact Alpha

The post Retail investors demonstrate the power of the crowd appeared first on Impact Alpha. ImpactAlpha, March 16 – Small investors rushed in on the first day that new rules increased to $5 million the amount startups can.

Is Sustainable Fashion Really Scalable?

Forbes Green Tech

Retail /retail Business /business Retail /retail Innovation /innovation Green Tech /green-techSome industry leaders have postulated a future with no need to grow raw cotton and a fashion industry that thrives on recycled and upcycled materials alone.

UK food retailers call for stronger legislation on global deforestation

Envirotec Magazine

The post UK food retailers call for stronger legislation on global deforestation first appeared on Envirotec. A number of major food and consumer goods firms in the UK have signed an open letter calling for tougher new rules to tackle deforestation in UK supply chains.

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Toxic chemicals report card grades top retailers


retailer report card reveals which major retailers are safer and which ones should probably be entered only after donning hazmat suits. It’s been publishing chemical report cards since 2016, tracking the biggest retailers in the U.S. This year, the report card evaluated 50 major retailers with a total of 200,000 stores across the two countries. Of the original group of 11 retailers included in the 2016 report card, their average grade improved from a D+ to a B-.

thredUP partnerships open the door to secondhand shopping at major retailers

Inhabitat - Innovation

The consignment retailer and secondhand shop recently kicked off RAAS, or Resale-As-A-Service, a project to attract traditional department stores to get on board with more sustainable fashion

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Will High-Flying Allbirds Be Weighed Down By Physical Stores?

Forbes Green Tech

Retail /retail Business /business Retail /retail Innovation /innovation Green Tech /green-tech business retail

Preserve Retail Competition

Energy and Cleantech Council

Proposals to eliminate competition in retail electric supply to consumers are in the air. A consultant to the Massachusetts attorney general has just published an update to a report of last year asserting that retail competition has led to nothing but losses. It should therefore be no surprise that, as the report notes, lower-income consumers choose to participate in retail electric supply at a much higher rate than those with higher incomes.

Episode 213: The pandemic's impact on the clean economy, geoengineering geek out


Plus, highlights from this week's webcast on how retailers can embrace the circular economy. Circular Economy climate tech COVID-19 Podcast Retail GreenBiz 350 Podcast

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Arlan Hamilton opens Backstage Capital to retail investors

Impact Alpha

More than a thousand retail investors piled into a venture capital firm backing people. The post Arlan Hamilton opens Backstage Capital to retail investors appeared first on Impact Alpha. ImpactAlpha, Feb. 2 – Move over GameStop (and silver). Dealflow Entrepreneurship Inclusive Economy Return on Inclusion The Reconstruction

'Zero plastic' organic foods retailer introduces disposable gloves for customers as Covid-19 prevention measure


Plastic-free shopping' retailer Scoop insists customers wear disposable plastic gloves before entering its stores in Singapore to protect against Covid-19.

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Clothing retailer signs 13-year renewable energy supply deal with AEP Energy

Renewable Energy World

The competitive retail wing of American Electric Power has signed a clean energy supply deal with apparel firm Abercrombie & Fitch Co. s ongoing efforts as part of the retailer’s commitment to invest in renewable energy and reduce emissions,” said AEP Energy President Greg Hall.

Triodos Bank develops impact bond fund for U.K. retail investors

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, September 3 – Nearly half of retail investors in the U.K. retail investors appeared first on ImpactAlpha. want impact investment options. Triodos Bank U.K. is responding with an impact bond fund that starts at £20 per share.

Beauty products can be more toxic for women of color — it's time to change that


We should applaud the growing number of safer product commitments from retailers. Chemicals & Toxics Health Healthy Materials RetailBut we need to ensure improvements happen across the entire beauty aisle.

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Top retailers rally behind net zero goals

Business Green

British Retail Consortium reveals over 60 chains have now signed up to roadmap that aims to deliver net zero emissions across the sector by 2040. Climate change is a threat that none of us can afford to ignore," said Helen Dickinson, chief executive of the British Retail Consortium.

Singapore retailers that charged for plastic bags saw 60% reduction in use


The drop in single-use plastic bag consumption is the smallest recorded globally after a fee was introduced, partly as a result of Covid-19

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Selfridges unveils ambitious initiative incorporating new retail models and an attempt to shift shopping mindsets

Envirotec Magazine

” The retailer says it aims to help customers change the way they shop in three ways: by addressing the materials used in products, launching and exploring new retail models such as repair and resell, and engaging with teams, partners and customers to inspire a shift in mindsets. Models – Pioneer new retail models and experiences, making Selfridges synonymous with circularity, including repair, resell, refill and rental.

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Amazon just committed to reduce toxics from its food packaging. Which retailer will be next?

EDF + Business

Fortunately, retailers and grocers are starting to take notice and to make commitments. Last week, Amazon became the latest retailer – joining Trader Joe’s and Albertsons – to take action to address high priority toxic chemicals in its food packaging.

Newcastle To Build Back Better By Designing Cars Out, Pedestrianizing More Of City Center

Forbes Green Tech

Green Tech /green-tech Innovation /innovation Green Tech /green-tech Business /business Retail /retail industry industryNewcastle city center to gain from increased pedestrianization.

Social media: the new capital markets activism


Retail Social Responsibility Thinking in SystemsIncreasingly, consumers and social media users are voicing their concerns — and companies are listening.

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Retailers can capitalize on energy management and see ROI as high as 30 percent

Renewable Energy World

Multi-site retailers are under tremendous pressure to increase sales, cut costs, and provide shareholders with consistent revenue and earnings growth year-over-year. There are of course many other challenges related to HVAC systems in retail shopping environments.


The Coronavirus Accelerates Online’s Destruction Of Brick & Mortar Shopping

Jim Conca

Energy /energy Business /business Energy /energy Retail /retail Business energyOver 12,000 stores will be closing this year in the United States, mostly as a result of the coronavirus forcing online shopping. 73.5% of those surveyed reported they are shopping online more now than before the pandemic and 88% said they will continue even after a cure or vaccine is discovered.

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Fighting Climate Change: How One Big Retailer Stacks Up

Sustainability Consulting

Our concerns about plastic and packaging usually point to online retailers, especially one of the world’s biggest: Amazon. Online retail is a leading contributor to the problem. As the world’s biggest retailer, Amazon has a responsibility to tackle its carbon footprint.

Value of Demand Response Participation to the Retail Customer


Value of Demand Response Participation to the Retail Customer. The reduction in retail demand is a valuable tool in the portfolio, whose value has been greatly enhanced in today’s market due to better integration of decision-making and controls.

The role of retail in renewables

Renewable Energy World

Regulators in a number of states are ratcheting up investigations into competitive retailer behavior and proposing new consumer protection rules. Some states with aggressive carbon emission reduction goals implemented through regulated utility contracts are wondering whether retail competition has a place where a growing portion of energy supply is locked and loaded.

Shell Acquires Renewables-Only Power Retailer in UK


retail energy business, this deal will take the number of Shell Energy Retail’s U.K. residential customers to just under 1 million and adds to Shell’s presence in the B2B market,” said Colin Crooks, CEO, Shell Energy Retail. Oil major Shell acquired another customer-facing electricity and gas provider in the U.K., potentially bolstering its green credentials and renewables procurement expertise in the country.

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