Articles about sustainability efforts in retail and CPG.

  1. Trends & External Forces
Members of the House Energy and Commerce committee heard testimony from officials at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Abbott Nutrition on infant formula shortages across the country. The FDA closed an Abbott plant after finding unsanitary conditions. Problems were discovered as part of a February recall and plant shutdown.
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General on Thursday reported net sales of $8.8 billion for its fiscal year 2022 first quarter, an increase of 4.2% over the prior-year period. The net sales increase was primarily driven by positive sales contributions from new stores, partially offset by a slight decline in same-store sales and the impact of […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Economic volatility and uncertainty have become the order of the day. Some forecasters are using the “R” word (recession). Business is always difficult. In good times firms scramble to add capacity and meet demand while fending off the competition that is inevitably attracted to a robust and growing market. In bad times firms struggle to […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
 Olof Hoverfält, Principle Consultant, Strategy and Business Design at technology consultancy Reaktor, has worked with a wide range of major brands such as Adidas and Tommy Hilfiger. In this article, he shares the different ways that retailers can ensure sustainability, as well as the valuable uses of data in retail. 1. How can retailers make sure […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Take a quick dive into the happenings and surprises from this year’s biggest restaurant event! By Brittany Maroney, Director of Marketing Communications, PAR Punchh The National Restaurant Association Show was back, and in a big way! The halls of McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago were packed with tens of thousands of eager food-loving fans, […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
Victoria’s Secret has launched VS&Co-Lab, a curated digital platform designed to connect shoppers with unique brands and their stories, while bringing their intimates, lifestyle and swimwear products to the forefront. The emphasis will be on brands that align with the retailer’s values of innovation and inclusivity. The collection will feature 19 brands at launch, with […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Sustainability has become a big part of any business and some of the biggest mega-cap companies are under pressure to lower carbon emissions. And despite massively offering tech products and services, they have become “unlikely leaders” in the green department such as Google – Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL). Initiatives Commonly, “profitable” does not rhyme with “sustainable.” […]
  1. Corporate Finance
During my conversation with Plastic Bank’s David Katz, above, I reference a piece I read in the Tufts Observer, a student magazine at Tufts University.  Written by an impressive young writer named Meghan Smith, it essentially argues that the benchmarks traditionally used in a capitalist society may not be appropriate when grappling with climate change. […]
  1. Corporate Finance
The Wall Street Journal reports that “regulators proposed new disclosure and naming requirements for investment funds that tap into public angst regarding climate change or social justice, in an effort to address concerns about ‘greenwashing’ by asset managers seeking higher fees. “The Securities and Exchange Commission voted Wednesday to issue two proposals that aim to […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
In an industry known for its tight margins, any loss in retail is significant. Retailers often need to sell many multiples of an item to breakeven on a single loss. “Shrink” is a $60B dollar issue for the retail industry globally and growing rapidly. Most retailers attribute 50-60% of losses to associate actions. Increasingly, Organized […]
  1. CPG: Adult Beverage
Ezgi Barcenas, AB inBev chief sustainability officer, said that the world’s largest brewer is “off track” to reach its goal of having 20 percent of its beer volume in non-alcoholic and low-alcoholic drinks. Ms. Barcenas said that non- and low-alcoholic beers currently account for six percent of the company’s sales.
  1. Shopper & Customer
As marketing professionals, we’d like to share a quick lesson in one of the fundamentals of marketing having to do with relevance, what we call being “meaningfully different.” Marketers know it’s not enough to be merely relevant to be worthy of a customer’s admiration and loyalty. Something must be relevantly different to attain this status. […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Blue Apron (NYSE: APRN) is strengthening its ecosystem of best-in-class partners as part of its Wellness360 initiatives. The company is adding two new strategic partnerships with Blue Cross Blue Shield and Planet Fitness, and renewing its program with Calm. The expansion of Blue Apron’s partnership ecosystem is a key component of its growth […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Recently, US-based plant-based meat maker, Beyond Meat, announced that professional tastemaker, icon and entrepreneur, Kim Kardashian, has become their new “chief taste consultant”, in addition to starring in a new campaign focused on the brand’s mission of health and sustainability. “As an icon synonymous with impeccable taste in food, fashion, beauty and more, Kim will highlight […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
Nordstrom is expanding its business through new partnerships with other retailers and streamlining its styling services. The retailer will now offer Allbirds shoes as part of its sustainability push and sell ASOS products in a new immersive experience aimed at young shoppers. It will also eliminate the Trunk Club brand along, which featured the at-home […]
  1. Corporate Finance
More venture capital keeps trooping into Africa’s B2B e-commerce retail, a space where startups are digitizing informal trade to get thousands of merchants to operate more efficiently. This time, it’s a startup that was in the news this January: Namibia-based JABU, whose $3.2 million seed round we covered. Now, the last-mile distribution e-commerce company has […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Dick’s Sporting Goods doesn’t expect the struggles it reported in the first quarter of 2022 to get much better during the rest of the year, saying it sees comparable store sales struggling to ever break even year-over-year during the rest of this year after an 8.4% drop in Q1. The retailer pointed to “evolving macroeconomic […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Quick commerce – or q-commerce for short – has been heralded as the next generation of ecommerce; a pioneering evolution of delivery services that results in the superfast delivery of… The post Opinion: Why the current Q-commerce model isn’t sustainable appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Technology & Innovation
Robotics are playing a growing role in the world of e-commerce logistics and fulfillment — where they are seen not just as a way to speed up operations but to drastically reduce the costs of running them — and today a startup developing software and hardware specifically in the area of robot picking is announcing […]
  1. Department & Category
VAUGHAN, Ontario — Bausch + Lomb Corp. announced that Health Canada has approved Lumify (brimonidine tartrate ophthalmic solution 0.025% w/v), the first and only over-the-counter eye drop developed with low-dose brimonidine tartrate to relieve redness of the eye due to minor eye irritations for adults. “With Health Canada’s approval of LUMIFY, we are excited to […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Peloton’s new CEO, Barry McCarthy, recently reported to analysts on his turnaround plan. He stated that a turnaround plan is hard work. He said that in turnaround situations there are always a lot of surprises. He said the turnaround would take a lot of time. If he was looking for support, he did not receive […]
  1. Media & Marketing
A ten-year-old YouTuber, with a subscriber count running in the tens of millions, recently created an interactive world for his fans to hang out in on Roblox. If you want clues into what makes Gen Alpha unique, that’s not a bad place to start. More than any other generation, Gen Alphas are reimagining what’s traditionally […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
Empty shelves and $10 bottles of hand sanitizer….ah, those were NOT the days. But working from home, learning to cook for ourselves, and becoming increasingly more aware of how dirty the world can be has created a need for more household cleaning products. COVID-19 turned cleaning brands into lifestyle brands and built disinfecting habits consumers […]
  1. Channel: Mass
The Financial Times reports this morning that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) “is poised to crack down on exaggerated environmental, social and governance credentials in investment products, preparing standards for a sustainable funds industry that has boomed to almost $3 trillion … Rules being prepared by the Securities and Exchange Commission would specify […]

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GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General on Thursday reported net sales of $8.8 billion for its fiscal year 2022 first quarter, an increase of 4.2% over the prior-year period. The net sales increase was primarily driven by positive sales contributions from new stores, partially offset by a slight decline in same-store sales and the impact of […]
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WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced on Thursday the launch of CVS Health Virtual Primary Care, a new virtual care solution available through a single digital platform. The offering connects CVS Health’s services, clinical expertise, and data for a more coordinated and consumer-centric health care experience. The company said the new solution enables consumers to […]
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  2. Corporate Strategy
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  5. Data & Insights
Retail media networks (RMNs) are an exciting place to run ads, because of the valuable first-party data that retailers have about their customers. RMNs create an ability to target a specific retailer’s customers and provide valuable insights into how people shop. And brands certainly are not hurting for choices. Just last week, Ulta announced a media network and the hotel chain, Marriott, the week prior.