ESG and CSR

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

  1. Technology & Innovation
BENTONVILLE, Ark — In collaboration with Walmart Global Tech’s Sparkubate, Walmart will work with Agritask to pilot a technology solution program that is geared to enable sourcing managers to make more well-informed decisions on seasonal fruit crop yields such as cherries and blackberries. This first-of-its-kind Agritask initiative aims to secure surety of supply, reduce food […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart is partnering with Agritask, a crop supply intelligence solution, on a pilot that will deploy Agritask’s remote sensing and data analytics tools in various regions of the U.S. and Mexico in order to provide hyperlocal insights on seasonal blackberry and cherry crops from select Walmart suppliers. The real-time monitoring will help drive rapid response […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
Steven Johnson the Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® believes that, it’s clear that White Castle’s strategic focus on consumer interactive participatory marketing is what sets them apart in the fast-food marketplace. Their latest campaign for the summer season exemplifies this approach, showcasing how they engage with customers in a dynamic and personalized […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Welcome to a special bonus episode of the Remarkable Retail #podcast, recorded live in Barcelona at Shoptalk Europe. Our guest is the talented and dynamic  Maryam (Mary) Ghahremani, CEO of Bambuser.     Together, we delve into the future of global retail and commerce, focusing on the video platforms and merchandising that is revolutionizing the shopping […]
  1. Data & Insights
Major carriers all around the world increase the rates of their services at an average of 4 – 6% YoY.  While carriers transfer this burden of inflation to shippers via increased merchants, most merchants do not do the same to their customers but instead absorb shipping costs as a marketing technique to attract customers. Returning […]
  1. Department & Category
ARLINGTON, Va. — For supermarket operators, the nonfoods business is a riddle. An afterthought for many shoppers — and arguably, in some cases at least, for the retailers themselves — products in the category generally deliver significantly higher margins than food and beverages. Increasing sales would go a long way toward improving the financial outlook […]
  1. Data & Insights
There’s a lot of debate about what it takes to create scroll-stopping ads and award-winning campaigns, but here’s one truth we’ll always stand by: Market research is the backbone of every successful strategy.  When you know how to do market research, you have the power to understand consumers and make data-led decisions with confidence. Without […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. — KISS Products has debuted their partnership with 2020 Olympic all-around gymnastics champion, Suni Lee, naming her a brand ambassador for the NEW KISS Salon X-tend LED Soft Gel System.  In her role as a Brand Ambassador, Suni will be the face of the Salon X-tend LED Soft Gel System, and will be featured […]
  1. Media & Marketing
The global athleisure market is projected to grow 9.3% each year through 2030, reaching $358.07 billion in total value, according to Grand View Research. The firm noted that “the global shift towards more casual and adaptable attire has propelled athleisure into the forefront of fashion.” Gabby Hirata, Global Brand President for Halara, agrees with this […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Digital product agency Inviqa has measured the carbon impact of the UK websites of 50 leading retailers to demonstrate the role their digital and tech teams can play in delivering sustainable e-commerce. Combined, the 50 websites benchmarked would require an estimated 1.3 million trees to be planted to offset the carbon generated by hosting the […]
  1. Media & Marketing
DALLAS — Skincare brand Cetaphil has launched a new digital campaign, “Made for Phil,” seeking to shift the dialogue on male skincare routines. The campaign features two hero videos on Cetaphil’s social channels introducing the “Ceta Six Pack” and the “CetaGrill,”  a 30,000 BTU barbecue grill with custom holders for Cetaphil cleanser and moisturizer. “There is […]
  1. Data & Insights
You know health-conscious customers are reshaping the market, right? This year, it’s all about meeting their evolving needs. From innovative product selections to smart advertising campaigns, you need fresh strategies. Understand your customer base like never before. Offer them exactly what they crave. Boost your sales by keeping up with the latest trends in wellness. […]
  1. Media & Marketing
NEW YORK— MET-Rx has launched a new campaign with John Cena, using CapCut video software to offer a library of turnkey video templates and filters on Tiktok. In a series of accompanying new videos, Cena calls on fans to share their “biggest flex” by using the filter in creative ways to showcase their achievements. The […]
  1. Data & Insights
NEW YORK, NY — Augie, formerly known as Aug X Labs, announced today the commercial launch of its flagship platform, Augie Studio, an all-in-one video studio that empowers businesses of any size to create compelling social video content at scale—regardless of their experience or skill set. Augie also announced Studio tiers and pricing, including an […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
NEW YORK — Retailers have a critical role to play in providing health care products and services in a way that is more personalized, inclusive, accessible and holistic, according to retail executives who spoke earlier this month at a WSL event called “Beyond Wellness. The Future of Health. What Shoppers Really Want.” Andrea Brookhart, director […]
  1. Media & Marketing
TikTok has unveiled two new generative AI tools that will help creators and brands make influencer content at scale that include digital avatars and AI-enabled translation dubbing. The social platform also has  created an advisory board to help facilitate future gen AI development at the company and discuss responsible use. The new tools join a […]
  1. Department & Category
  In recent decades, the landscape of the American household has undergone significant transformation. With the rise of one and two-person households, dining habits have shifted dramatically. This evolution has led to a notable increase in the adoption of fast-food restaurant meals for dinner. From the perspective of the Grocerant Guru, this trend can be […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
“What we’re seeing is marketers placing what I like to refer to as ‘no regret bets.’ They’re identifying areas where productivity can be raised and making the investments to use AI to drive productivity gains.” — Mike Monroe, Managing Director, Deloitte Digital It’s safe to say we’re living in the era of artificial intelligence (AI). […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Initially a cult classic among runners and exercise fiends, HOKA is now undeniably a mainstream phenomenon. In fact, HOKA parent company Deckers revealed in its Q4 and results for fiscal 2024, which ended March 31, 2024, that the brand’s net sales for the quarter increased 34% year over year, while its full fiscal year net […]
  1. Data & Insights
Consumers’ calls for sustainability have never been louder. A record 78% of consumers now say sustainability is important, and these shoppers increasingly are holding companies accountable not only for their direct operations, but also for the environmental and social impact of their entire supply chain. Those hardening consumer preferences, along with heightening scrutiny of retail […]
  1. Department & Category
  The food sector is witnessing a significant shift as Millennials continue their exploration for fresh food options in the grocerant niche. This journey of discovery, trial, and migration is challenging the traditional paradigms of legacy chain restaurants. Steven Johnson, the Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®, has been at the forefront of […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart has relaunched its $2 billion No Boundaries private label fashion brand with styles, sizes and features designed to appeal to Gen Z consumers. Launching in Walmart stores on July 16, 2024, the reimagined line features 130 pieces spanning women’s clothing and intimates, men’s apparel, shoes and accessories, with 80% of the items retailing for […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The scene at Apple’s WWDC this week was, in a way, emblematic of the times. The tech giant’s AI announcements were massively hyped ahead of the show. The products themselves were interesting, but not the “next iPhone” some expected. Still, the market loved it, adding hundreds of billions to Apple’s market cap in just a […]
  1. Data & Insights
If you’re deeply invested in nurturing your long-term investment portfolio, understanding the power of alternative data is essential. This guide will walk you through what alternative data is, where it can integrate into your process, and how you can leverage it to gain unparalleled market insights. Introduction: Revolutionizing Investment with Alternative Data Imagine having a […]
  1. Channel: Mass
ENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart announced Friday it will relaunch its fashion brand, No Boundaries. The company commissioned an expert design team to build the line with Gen Z customers in mind. This is the first time Walmart has dedicated fashion designers to the No Boundaries brand. “Refreshing our private brand portfolio is critical to our […]
  1. Data & Insights
In the fast-paced world of retail, maintaining a robust and high-performing retail media network can be a strong competitive advantage. If a retail media network is underperforming, there are strategic steps retailers can take to turn things around. Here are three key strategies to consider: 1. Embrace identity platforms. The first strategy that can help […]
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Walmart is partnering with Agritask, a crop supply intelligence solution, on a pilot that will deploy Agritask’s remote sensing and data analytics tools in various regions of the U.S. and Mexico in order to provide hyperlocal insights on seasonal blackberry and cherry crops from select Walmart suppliers. The real-time monitoring will help drive rapid response […]
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US consumer perceptions of CX quality are now at their lowest point since the inception of the CX Index. Read a few of the key takeaways from our just-launched report. Forrester has just released the results from its annual Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) rankings. Unfortunately, US consumer perceptions of CX quality have dropped for an unprecedented […]

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