Sustainability

Articles about sustainability efforts in retail and CPG.

  1. Corporate Finance
Amazon has launched Amazon Catalytic Capital, an initiative that will invest $150 million in venture capital funds, accelerators, incubators and venture studios that provide funding to entrepreneurs from underrepresented backgrounds, primarily at the pre-seed/seed stage of venture capital funding. The company will invest in funds that focus on Black, Latino, Indigenous, women, and LGBTQIA+ founders […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
The John Lewis Partnership has doubled down on its pledges to “protect and restore” nature and reduce the impact of its commercial activity on the natural environment. The company has… The post John Lewis unveils new sustainability pledges to “protect and restore nature” appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH rounds up the stand out retail systems deals, deployments and pilots from September, including Walmart, Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology, Kwik Trip, Marks & Spencer, Currys, Boots, Lowe’s, Ikea, and Aldi. Lowe’s is tapping NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise to create interactive store digital twins in Mill Creek, Wash,. and Charlotte, N.C. “We are always looking […]
  1. Data & Insights
Data gathering and analysis play a significant role in modern business. As big data and cloud technologies continue to grow, so does the importance of data. Companies are turning towards centralized data storage and collection.  Making the most of all the data that enters a business is crucial. In other words, modern companies need to […]
  1. Data & Insights
Charts are the language of business, used every day at all levels to convey information. But too often, they’re an incomprehensible mashup of pies, bars, gauges, dots and lines that leaves the reader no more informed about the topic at hand. The good news is it’s almost certainly not your fault — it’s the charts […]
  1. Corporate Finance
Calling the pandemic and its aftermath a black-swan event at global scale is an understatement. Besides being a personal tragedy and suffering for millions, it dislocated the world order along several vectors, some irretrievably. As we put it behind us, it opens vast opportunities for the bold and decisive. One of the winners, if such […]
  1. Data & Insights
Few words have been used and overused more than “data.” What emerged from a series of zeros and ones has evolved into a critical pillar of every business. Data drives all aspects of a company, from research, buying behaviors, stock/inventory levels, assortment plan, replenishment, website design, store merchandising, staffing and finance to product lifecycle and […]
  1. International
One of the key findings of Descartes’ recent study of consumer sentiment of sustainable home delivery practices was that consumers have different delivery expectations when it comes to sustainability. Half of the respondents said that they were quite/very interested in sustainable delivery options. Moreover, the great news about the delivery options favoured by consumers is […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The world of retail is moving faster than a new PlayStation console on launch day. Luckily, we’ve got bags of consumer insight at the ready to help you work out what’s next for the industry. Big questions are swirling around the future retail trends of 2023: What are people spending more on?  Which generations are […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
Premier, the Booker-owned symbol group, is celebrating its 4,000th outlet by trialling a raft of new sustainability and technology initiatives designed to keep its stores relevant to an emerging generation of younger consumers. The group is testing out several of the measures at a newly refurbished store in Bournemouth, Dorset, situated across the road from […]
  1. Data & Insights
Ganderlytics, a proprietary analytics platform developed by Gander, empowers retailers to access and probe their data on all aspects of wastage at store, area, or head office level. The platform provides a comprehensive insight into ‘reduced to clear’ stock, wastage, store compliance, redistribution, and customer engagement. Gander has partnered with many retailers and said it […]
  1. CPG: Food
Nestlé Confectionery has announced sustainable packaging innovations for two of its best-loved brands – Quality Street and KitKat. In a category first, Quality Street will move to recyclable paper packaging for its twist-wrapped sweets. By replacing the double layer of foil and cellulose with a paper wrap, Quality Street will remove more than two billion […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
The RETHINK team visited Las Vegas from September 19-22 for Groceryshop 2022. While there, we had the opportunity to speak with many of our Top Retail Influencers and learn about their event experience. #TRI2022 members- Ricardo Belmar, Michael LeBlanc, Jeff Roster, Melissa Minkow, Bryan Gildenberg, Andrea Leigh, and Stewart Samuel- all shared their thoughts on […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Amid evolving consumer preferences and a myriad of business challenges across food retail, organizations have turned to digital transformation as a source of support for their physical supply chain and stores. Among the most prevalent innovative adoptions is the applied use of Internet of Things (IoT) technology. However, as economic volatility has increased and consumer […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Across the e-commerce landscape, brands and business leaders are reckoning with economic conditions that present serious challenges to growth and profitability. Inflation is higher and consumer sentiment lower than at any point in multiple decades. Continuing disruptions from compounding crises of the pandemic, supply chain, and war in Ukraine have rendered nearly every organization’s growth […]
  1. Department: Food
Beyond Meat, the plant protein, traditional meat alternative brand, has a value equation problem. A value equation is the internal mind-set that customers have when assessing the worth of a brand. A value equation is a mental perception that assesses value prior to a purchase. A customer-perceived value equation is what you get for what […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
VAUGHAN, ON — Bausch + Lomb Corp. announced the U.S. introduction of enhanced Ocuvite Adult 50+ eye vitamin with 30 micrograms of vitamin D, an antioxidant proven to help support healthy cell function, which is key to protecting eye health. The enhanced Ocuvite vitamin will replace the currently offered Ocuvite Adult 50+. “Daily stressors, including smart phones, sunlight and […]
  1. Channel: Mass
BENTONVILLE, Ark., & HILLSIDE, N.Y. Oct. 3, 2022 — Walmart and NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) are proud to announce AutoT, the first of its kind revolutionary digital collectible platform featuring limited-edition figures and collectibles. Launching exclusively this month both on Walmart.com and in stores, AutoT collectibles will break new ground in the digital collector […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 3, 2022 — Walmart invites communities to get healthy ahead of peak flu season at Walmart Wellness Day on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., where customers can receive affordable immunizations like flu, pneumonia, shingles, HPV and more at pharmacies nationwide. COVID-19 bivalent boosters will also be available with […]
  1. Merchandising
“Every six months, there are new skill sets and new roles being created. Because of COVID, that has accelerated even more.” — Lauren Stiebing, Founder and CEO of LS International In an already hot job market, the competition for experienced ecommerce talent has gotten fierce.  Companies that want to attract top talent need to have […]
  1. Department: Food
As one of the founders of Max Brenner, the highly popular chocolate brand and restaurant chain, Oded Brenner was considered the world’s real-life Willy Wonka.  Now, after a brief hiatus, he’s embracing his inner “business artist” and building a new brand: Blue Stripes. While both businesses are connected by a core ingredient, the cacao fruit, Blue […]
  1. Channel: Specialty & Other
Are you a small consumer electronics product brand who’s trying to figure out how to sell to Best Buy? If so, you are not alone. Best Buy is the largest brick-and-mortar retailer in the US for consumer electronics, which is why thousands of brands attempt to get their products in the company’s stores every year. In […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
ESG has been important to companies and to investors though recently there has been some blowback from certain segments of the market on whether ESG is a feel-good, hard to measure, share-holder unfriendly and fuzzy goal. This piece proposes that while ESG remains important a new ESG which is far more focused and therefore measurable, […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  Success does leave clues and if you want too garner the attention of Gen Z consumers you had better start thinking like a QSR according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® who stated “David Portalatin and his team at NPD left plenty of success clues on how to garner […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Asda has selected Dassault Systèmes solutions to “transform” its in-house transport operations. The supermarket said it will leverage the software company’s planning and optimization capabilities that improve efficiency and sustainability,… The post Asda selects Dassault Systèmes for planning and optimisation solutions appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Department: Nonfood
Custom made paper is one of the most incredible marketing tools, no question about it. Regardless of what kind of industry you are in, custom paper products can help your company stand out from the crowd. For purposes like printing, die-cutting, packaging, or even promotions, there are various ways custom paper can benefit your business. […]

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Retail vacancies in the United States dropped to 6.1% in the second quarter, a 15-year low, as Americans continued to resume in-store shopping. Asking rents for shopping center spaces during the quarter were 16% higher than five years ago, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Tuesday (Oct. 4), citing figures from commercial real estate broker […]
  1. CPG: Food
  2. Department: Food
  3. ESG
  4. Merchandising
Nestlé Confectionery has announced sustainable packaging innovations for two of its best-loved brands – Quality Street and KitKat. In a category first, Quality Street will move to recyclable paper packaging for its twist-wrapped sweets. By replacing the double layer of foil and cellulose with a paper wrap, Quality Street will remove more than two billion […]
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  2. Channel: Delivery
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The RETHINK team visited Las Vegas from September 19-22 for Groceryshop 2022. While there, we had the opportunity to speak with many of our Top Retail Influencers and learn about their event experience. #TRI2022 members- Ricardo Belmar, Michael LeBlanc, Jeff Roster, Melissa Minkow, Bryan Gildenberg, Andrea Leigh, and Stewart Samuel- all shared their thoughts on […]

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