Articles about sustainability efforts in retail and CPG.

  1. Department & Category
  It’s at the intersection of yesterday fast-food restaurant and playground and time starved consumers that today’s consumers is opting for fresh food fast and simple according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.  The drive-thru has been a fast-food staple for decades, but the way we get our burgers and […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Synthetic biology is a multidisciplinary field of science that combines engineering principles with biology to create new biological systems or to redesign existing natural systems. It involves creating artificial biological systems for practical uses in energy, medicine, and the environment. The main aim is to design biological systems for specific tasks, using genetic engineering to […]
  1. International
Every 500ml bottle of Neo Wtr, produced by Brookfield Drinks, is made using discarded plastic that has been collected along coastlines at-risk of ocean plastic pollution. With a fully recyclable bottle, label, and cap, Neo Wtr is a Somerset-sourced spring water, bottled in the UK.… This story continues at New bottled water with environmental credentials […]
  1. Data & Insights
Using event-driven architecture (EDA), retailers must link essential data at speed and scale throughout their ecosystems near and far to come to grips with now essential environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting in three key areas. 1. Dead Heading — Optimizing Transportation/Emissions on Every Journey When it comes to transportation within the retail sector, any […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Corporate social responsibility (CSR), once a differentiator for brands, is now the norm. Today’s consumers expect those they do business with, including retailers, will have positive impacts on the world. In fact, Gen Z consumers are three times as likely to say that the “purpose of business is to serve communities and society” rather than […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is collaborating with celebrity Jessica Simpson’s apparel brand on a new collection of women’s clothing, swimwear and jewelry, including many items designed exclusively for Walmart. “I am so excited to partner with Walmart to bring our collection to a whole new group of dynamic and beautiful customers,” said Jessica Simpson. “Walmart […]
  1. Merchandising
A total brand refresh sees modern new pack designs introduced across all Boost products in energy, sports and iced coffee drinks categories. Functional drinks brand Boost Drinks has announced the launch of its new packaging that “leaps off the shelf”. The revised pack designs are… This story continues at New look for Boost Or just […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
WASHINGTON – The Health In Hand Foundation is now accepting nominations for its 2024 U.S. Self-Care Marketing Awards. Winners will be announced at the ninth annual Health In Hand Foundation Gala on Nov. 13 at The Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia. At this year’s Gala, the Health In Hand Foundation will present the 2024 U.S. Self-Care […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Shopping Centers have proved their resilience over the past couple of years, staging an impressive comeback following the back-to-back challenges of COVID restrictions and inflation. But although foot traffic is bouncing back, shopping habits are changing — and leading malls are trying new tactics to draw consumers through their doors. Analyzing location intelligence metrics for […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart Canada, in partnership with TerraCycle, will mark Earth Day on April 22 with a “Fresh Start” Day of Action, encouraging consumers to recycle their used blue Walmart shopping bags as part of a free national recycling pilot program. TerraCycle will launder usable bags and donate them for reuse by charity partners; bags that are […]
  1. Data & Insights
  Steven Johnson is the Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.  He has spent years dissecting the ever-evolving food industry landscape. Today, he wants to delve into a niche that’s not only thriving but fundamentally transforming how we source, prepare, and consume food: the grocerant niche. For the uninitiated, grocerants are establishments including […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
Midcounties Co-operative has announced it will further food waste reduction efforts across its Your Co-op operations, extending its partnership with Retail Insight, provider of store operations execution software. Founded in 1884, Your Co-op is a family of businesses operated by the Midcounties Co-operative, one of… This story continues at Your Co-op boosts food waste reduction […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
What is Virtual Reality? Virtual Reality (VR) is a technology that has caught the attention of many in the ever-evolving world of technology. It promises to transport users to immersive digital realms where they can experience and interact with the digital world in ways never seen before. The applications of VR are endless, from gaming […]
  1. Retail Operations
Regardless of the time, location or platform that customers choose to interact with their favorite brands, they expect a personalized and engaging experience. And for businesses that can deliver a unified experience, meeting customers’ heightened expectations is a great opportunity to outperform rivals. In fact, 80 percent of customers admit that the experience a company […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
In the fight against food waste and hunger, Spar South West’s primary distributor, Appleby Westward, has partnered with FareShare South West and Gregorys Logistics to play a key role in redistributing surplus food to those in need. FareShare South West collects extra food from businesses… This story continues at Spar South West partners with FareShare […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Are you ready to explore the evolved customer journey? The Retail TouchPoints team is reporting on all the news breaking before, during and after the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo, taking place June 4-6, 2024, at McCormick Place in Chicago. This year, we’ll hear senior-level executives’ perspectives on how customer experiences are evolving as content, […]
  1. Data & Insights
After a big holiday weekend, everyone is always thinking of what can be done better next year. Stay tuned tomorrow for a Presidents’ Day Recap to see how your store compared to the industry average this year. This week, we’re discussing the newest trends in retail, including the use of new technologies and changes in […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Editor’s Note: As the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo (RICE) nears, we’re highlighting recent coverage of some of the speakers and companies that will be taking the stage in Chicago, June 4-6, 2024. Kevin Tulip, President of Primark U.S., will be one of several C-level leaders speaking in the C-Suite Corner, where they’ll delve into the macro […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
  Losing customer relevance is a branding disaster.  When a legacy restaurant brand is forced to chase after customer with price it is a sure sign that the brand messaging has been adrift for quite some time according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.  Once considered a leader within the grocerant niche KFC and […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Brooks Running has joined forces with Outside Interactive, a creator of outdoor content, services and experiences, to bring local, personalized content to runners and outdoor enthusiasts across the country. The customized Your Local Running Drop newsletters will provide information on local trails and events, educational content and more. The newsletter will draw on Outside’s extensive […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
Omnichannel dog brand Bark has partnered with a jet charter company to launch Bark Air, an air travel experience designed “for dogs first and their human companions second.” Bark Air aims to take the white glove experience of a human’s first-class flight and redirect all that pampering to pooches — from booking and arrival to in-flight […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Scope Zero, a financial and environmental wellness platform, today announced that it has released its first case study highlighting the successful 2023 pilot of its Carbon Savings Account® (CSA) with New York Life, the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States. The Carbon Savings Account® (CSA) is an employee […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
In today’s retail landscape, success extends far beyond profit margins and market share. Increasingly, consumers are looking to align their purchasing decisions with their personal values, driving the need for retailers to incorporate social impact initiatives into their business strategies. When I audit companies, they often show me their CSR and sustainability report where I […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
Patagonia has opened its first store in the Netherlands, in Amsterdam, designed to serve as both a retail store and a space for local activist and sports communities. This will offer technical products for outdoor sports, including climbing, snow sports, and trail running. It will host regular community events such as repair workshops, film screenings […]
  1. Corporate Finance
Fluctuations in the market, rising competition, and rapid changes in technology all contribute to a tumultuous landscape for retail businesses. In such a volatile environment, having a robust financing strategy is crucial for the growth and sustainability of your business. This blog post unveils modern financing strategies tailored for retail enterprises to not only endure […]
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Using event-driven architecture (EDA), retailers must link essential data at speed and scale throughout their ecosystems near and far to come to grips with now essential environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting in three key areas. 1. Dead Heading — Optimizing Transportation/Emissions on Every Journey When it comes to transportation within the retail sector, any […]
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  13. Stores & Formats
It recently emerged that Amazon’s Just Walk Out offering is being dropped from Amazon Fresh stores. However, it’s not checkout-free tech that’s failing, it’s the fact that Amazon’s checkout free solution doesn’t work, especially in grocery retailers, argues Will Glaser, Founder and CEO at Grabango. In the dynamic grocery retail landscape, a transformative wave is […]