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 RetailThere are obvious steps to reduce environmental impact such as getting rid of single-use plastics or curtailing excess packaging.

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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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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 RetailDon't expect a cookie-cutter approach.

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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 Energyis a model.

How cosmetics retailer Lush is making purposeful profit through circularity


How cosmetics retailer Lush is making purposeful profit through circularity. The convergence of new technology, emerging social platforms, constrained natural resources and the evolving values of each new generation is changing the way we do business — whether it’s the sharing economy, the rise of products as a service or the retail shopping experience itself. But the accelerated growth of the retail industry has come at a cost.

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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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Solar-Powered Car Delivers Zero Waste Wholesale To Zero Waste Retail Store: The Future Is Now


I may be the world's biggest fan of Zachary Shahan. His wife and kids may argue.). When Zach first gave a talk entitled "The Future is Now," it sort of became the ad-hoc tagline for CleanTechnica. And it's true — all the solutions we need are right here, right in front of us. Clean Transport Coal Consumer Technology Electric Vehicles Fossil Fuels Green Economy Oil Rooftop Solar Solar Energy Hawaii pipelines plastic plastics Protea Waste Reduction zero-waste

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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 Need To Get Back To Saving The Earth

Forbes Green Tech

Retail /retail Business /business Retail /retail Innovation /innovation Green Tech /green-tech business retailThe worldwide pandemic lockdowns have resulted in less pollution, cleaner skies and a drop in CO2 emissions, stirring hope that nations and business concerns will see the potential and make deeper climate change commitments.

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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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.

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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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.

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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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.

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 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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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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'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. The firm says the measure is to reduce the threat of its business closing

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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Let's reinvent retail and change the way we shop

Business Green

Building a greener future for retail requires brave conversations, big risks and hardwiring sustainability into the fabric of the business, explains Selfridges' Daniella Vega. And further, we will experiment at scale with both emerging and established sustainable retail ideas and models.

The Brief: Preventable deforestation, retail impact bond fund, insurance tech in Indonesia, Latin American social enterprises, Novartis vs. Sanofi

Impact Alpha

Brazil’s research agency, INPE, The post The Brief: Preventable deforestation, retail impact bond fund, insurance tech in Indonesia, Latin American social enterprises, Novartis vs. Sanofi appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Greetings, Agents of Impact!

Retail partners unveiled for UK's first electric forecourt

Business Green

Ahead of November opening for trail-blazing EV charging station, Gridserve confirms leading retail chains are set to open outlets at the new electric forecourt in Essex.

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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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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AI energy management system nominated for Retail Energy Forum’s annual awards

Envirotec Magazine

Optimal Monitoring, a firm describing itself as “a thought-leader in energy management software”, has been nominated as one of three short listed finalists for the Wright Commission Award – an annual competition run by the Retail Energy Forum (REF) – with its EMMA AI (Artificial Intelligence) solution. It is seemingly proven to deliver substantial savings in many sectors including retail, logistics, manufacturing and the public sector.

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Why e-commerce retailers should increase transparency about their products


Why e-commerce retailers should increase transparency about their products Deonna Anderson Fri, 08/21/2020 – 01:15 When shopping online, consumers are able to see a lot of information about a product. 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. This step could set retailers on the path to offer products with safer chemicals and reduce their climate impact.

Dixons Carphone becomes first tech retailer to join EV100

Business Green

British electronics and telecoms retailer Dixons Carphone has become the latest household name to sign up to the global EV100 initiative, as last week pledging to switch its entire road fleet to electric vehicles within the next decade.

Impossible Foods makes retail debut as Tim Hortons pulls Beyond Meat

AFN Sustainable Protein

The post Impossible Foods makes retail debut as Tim Hortons pulls Beyond Meat appeared first on AgFunderNews. The plant-based meat maker is launching at 27 Gelson’s locations in Southern California while Tim Hortons is backpedaling its Beyond Meat offerings. Company Profiles FoodTech Industry alternative protein consumers impossible foods meat plant-based sustainable protein

Online parts retailer releases survey on consumer e-waste negligence, and launches appliance repair initiative

Envirotec Magazine

The research, undertaken by online spare parts retailer eSpares, appears to confirm that consumers prefer to simply throw away their broken appliances, replacing them with new models and often ignoring the environmental implications. A survey of 5,000 UK householders has found that the majority of Brits don’t attempt to fix perfectly repairable appliances – creating thousands of tonnes of unnecessary waste every year. Of the 1.4

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UK retailers join forces to develop net zero roadmap

Business Green

Initiative coordinated by the British Retail Consortium will see supermarkets, food chains, pharmacies and booksellers work together to develop decarbonisation strategy for retail industry ahead of the COP26 climate conference. Twenty of the UK's largest retailers, including Boots, Aldi, Ikea, Amazon, and M&S, have pledged to collaborate on a roadmap that sets out how the industry can deliver net zero emissions by 2050. Retail will lead the way.".

Why online retailers should increase transparency about their products

Business Green

What would change if e-commerce retailers shared information about a product's climate footprint? 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.

Plastic bags: Government confirms all retailers in England to levy 10p charge from April

Business Green

Defra announces plan to double 5p plastic bag charge and extend levy to all retailers from next year. But we want to go further by extending this to all retailers so we can continue to cut unnecessary waste and build back greener.