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Articles on ESG (Environmental, Social Governance) and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)

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Working with the London Borough of Hackney, Amazon has launched its first UK micromobility hub for more sustainable deliveries in Central London. E-cargo bikes and walkers from the facility, along with Amazon’s electric fleet already on London’s roads, will make over five million deliveries a year across more than 10% of the city’s Ultra Low […]
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  Time and time again regular readers of this blog have heard Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® explain how and why consumers do not want to invest the time to cook a meal from scratch.  Rather consumer like to buy grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat or Heat-N-Eat meals or meal components. Yes, […]
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WeShop is launching itself as the world’s first community-owned social ecommerce platform, offering consumers shares in the group every time they make a purchase. The company plans to give away… The post WeShop launches as world’s first community-owned ecommerce platform appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
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The author of this post loves books and reads at least one a week. All of them in analog form which are marked and underlined using a very special instrument( Faber Castell pencil )and then the best lines are copied by hand using a decades old Mont Blanc pen onto parchment paper in leather bound […]
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  Small meals, or snacking has become a mainstay lifestyle for many in the United States according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Time starved, on-the-go consumers are replacing traditional meal periods with small meals or snacks that can fit into a pack on-the-go lifestyle according to Johnson. Sally Lyons […]
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Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. Tech innovation is a cycle, especially in the main character-driven world of early-stage venture capital and copycat nature of startups. The latest proof? Y Combinator this week announced Launch YC, a platform […]
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Home furnishings retailer Wayfair will be part of a six-week autonomous delivery pilot this July and August along the I-45 corridor between Houston and Dallas. J.B. Hunt Transport Services will deploy the Waymo Driver solution, and will use J.B. Hunt 360 technology to automate processes such as check calls and transactions. “Real-time testing with customers […]
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The second half of 2021 saw 35.5 billion online transactions processed with a global growth in volume of 44 percent year-over-year (YoY), according to a recent LexisNexis® Risk Solutions study. The study illustrated that accelerated digitalization, fueled by the pandemic, continues across a multitude of different demographics and geographies. This change in consumer mentality and […]
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In episode 356 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Erica Hood, director of global loyalty at The North Face, a VF Corporation brand, the premier exploration company in the world. Hood discusses her role and how she’s impacting The North Face’s global loyalty strategy (0:48), why the brand decided to redesign its XPLR Pass […]
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Kohl’s has rejected a $53-per-share takeover bid — down from a previous offer of $60 — from the Franchise Group (FRG), according to a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission by the retailer on July 1. “Despite a concerted effort on both sides, the current financing and retail environment created significant obstacles to reaching an acceptable and fully executable […]
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If you could have your audience feel one emotion what would it be? Excitement? Empathy? Surprise? Answering this question and building your next event around your desired emotional response can make all of the difference in how it is valued and what is remembered. Neurologist Donald Calne sums up the power of emotion: “Reason leads […]
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The KFC x Crocs Clogs sold out quickly after New York Fashion Week influencer event, winning KFC an award in the ‘Events: New Product or Service Launch’ category of Ragan’s 2021 Media Relations Awards. After grabbing attention with its Extra Crispy Sunscreen, fried chicken-scented scratch ‘n’ sniff Valentine’s Day cards, and an 11 Herbs & […]
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Kohl’s is off the sales block following the end of talks with Franchise Group (FRG), which has been the highest bidder for the company since the retailer began seeking a buyer in January 2022. When exclusive acquisition negotiations began in early June, FRG proposed $60 per share for Kohl’s, a valuation of $8 billion, eventually […]
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Meta is piloting non-fungible tokens (NFTs) with Ethereum and Polygon for select U.S. creators on Facebook and will soon add Solana and Flow, a Meta spokesperson told Decrypt. The move follows the social media giant’s NFT support for some creators on Instagram in May. Last week, Meta expanded its Instagram NFT pilot to enable more […]
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The Midcounties Co-operative is offering its members a 10% discount on all Fairtrade products in all its 230 Your Co-op Food stores. Midcounties has supported Fairtrade for more than 27 years, since the foundation was established. The savings will be in place until the end of the year at least. This is the first time […]
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Ikea is currently undergoing the biggest digital transformation in its almost 80-year history. “We are realistic. We know that the first thing that springs to mind are “big blue boxes” when people think of us, and not technology or digital innovation,” says co-Chief Digital Officer Wim Blaauw. “When I joined the digital organisation two years […]
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There is little doubt that grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food adoption continues to drive sales of ‘hand-held-foods’ according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.   Pizza just might be the one menu item helping to fuel sales within the grocery sector according to Johnson.  It’s not unusual […]
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Meta’s main subcontractor for content moderation in Africa, Sama, will retain its BCorp certification until the case against it in Kenya, over claims of union busting and exploitation, is determined. The referenced case, which also includes allegations against Meta, was filed in May this year by Daniel Motaung, a former content moderator in the East […]
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When you think of challenger brands, you’d be forgiven for associating them with scrappy startups and companies so small that agility doesn’t come with compromise. Because the essence of being a challenger is often associated with the underdog and overtaking market leaders with smart strategy, it’s easy to align their characteristics with rising stars. While […]
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As marketers, our goal is to attract people to our brand. But not just any people: we want to draw prospects with a high likelihood of becoming customers. Good lead-generation tactics can help.  We define lead generation as the process of creating consumer interest for a service or product, with the end goal of turning […]
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We’ve all noticed many of the things we buy are in short supply. From our favorite foods to furniture, items that once seemed to be in abundance on store shelves or online are out of stock and often come with lengthy waitlists. Pandemic-induced supply chain plagues — like chip shortages, labor shortages, and backlogged cargo […]
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Stacks of teeny lenses that look like inverted pyramids could juice up solar panels, helping them capture more light from any angle on both sunny and overcast days. Solar panels perform best in direct sunlight, which is why some solar systems track the big fireball across the sky, turning to face it for maximum light. […]
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Business leaders have been on a wild ride since early 2020, and now economists predict a challenging road ahead. It’s never been more important to empower every worker with the data they need to understand, analyze, and make decisions. Why? Data-literate workforces create data-driven companies with higher revenue, better customer service, best-in-class efficiency, and better […]
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Ocean and beach plastic packaging and products are among the terms being called out as greenwash by environmental campaign group Changing Markets Foundation. Brands including Coca-Cola and Unilever as well as retailers such as Tesco and Lidl are among those the organisation is exposing as it expands its www.Greenwash.com website to include plastics as well […]
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Nisa’s independent retailers are receiving a helping hand to spread the word to shoppers about the range of Co-op own label products available in their stores. To support retailers with their continued commitment to the Co-op range, a bank of new digital assets has been created and made available for use on social channels during […]
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From the Wall Street Journal, an interview with incoming Whole Foods CEO Jason Buechel in which he says that “price investments are resonating with Whole Foods customers, he said, particularly as inflation is changing the way people shop. “As prices increase, the grocer is working with suppliers and deciding how much to pass on and […]

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The KFC x Crocs Clogs sold out quickly after New York Fashion Week influencer event, winning KFC an award in the ‘Events: New Product or Service Launch’ category of Ragan’s 2021 Media Relations Awards. After grabbing attention with its Extra Crispy Sunscreen, fried chicken-scented scratch ‘n’ sniff Valentine’s Day cards, and an 11 Herbs & […]
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Kohl’s is off the sales block following the end of talks with Franchise Group (FRG), which has been the highest bidder for the company since the retailer began seeking a buyer in January 2022. When exclusive acquisition negotiations began in early June, FRG proposed $60 per share for Kohl’s, a valuation of $8 billion, eventually […]
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Today, the Underground Donut Tour, the World's Best Donut Tour, is launching their first tour within the European Union, specifically, in Dublin, Ireland. The Underground Donut Tour has been running for 7 years across the US and the UK, including Chicago, Philadelphia, New York City, Portland, Seattle, Boston, Nashville, New Orleans, London and now adding Dublin to our roster. Hosting thousands of guests from around the world and showcasing the best doughnuts each city has to offer.

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