Sustainability

Articles about sustainability efforts in retail and CPG.

  1. Department: Consumer Durables
[[ Getty Images Hasbro said Thursday it would eliminate around 1,000 employee positions and warned of weak holiday-quarter results. Shares of the toy maker fell more than 6% in extended trading. “Despite strong growth in Wizards of the Coast and Digital Gaming, Hasbro Pulse, and our licensing business, our Consumer Products business underperformed in the […]
  1. Corporate Finance
The RETHINK Retail team ventured to NYC from January 14-17th for NRF 2023: Retail’s Big Show. While there, we had the opportunity to speak with attendees from our Top Retail Influencer community and learn about their event experience. #TRI members- April Sabral, Andrew Smith, Carl Boutet, Alberto Serrentino, Charles Haseman, Christine Russo, Guy Courtin, and […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
It seems like everyone is talking about Amazon Marketing Cloud lately. You might be wondering why there is so much excitement for AMC, and how you can actually use Amazon’s newest analytics tool to grow your business. Today, we’ll walk through three categories of use cases that advertisers like yourself can start implementing today.  What […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Before you launch your brand in the United Kingdom, it’s important to know what’s going on in today’s U.K. retail market as it may differ from the markets your brand currently has a presence in. Whether the British market is familiar territory or completely new, here’s a deep dive into understanding the U.K.’s marketplace, retailers, […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
When Nike’s ten business development principles were written by Rob Strasser in 1977 the words marketing, systems, research and planning were all dirty words inside of Nike’s culture. I know, I was there at a critical time in Nike’s growth. During those days Nike had very idiosyncratic, gruff, scruffy but brilliant leaders, who even thought […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
In a year when holiday spending on gifts, travel and entertainment was down 1 percent from the year prior, one age group bucked that trend in a huge way. Millennials, perhaps aided by increased incomes due to “The Great Reshuffle,” told us it would spend a whopping 11 percent more than it did in 2021, […]
  1. Data & Insights
While some trends come and go, there were a few trends that have stayed with consumers throughout the year.   As online shopping continues to be a popular choice for consumers, physical stores can offer shoppers perks that e-commerce can’t replicate.    This week we look at trends to increase foot traffic and customer loyalty. […]
  1. Stores & Formats
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Buoyed by record membership growth, Sam’s Club on Thursday announced plans to open more than 30 new clubs across the country, starting with a unit in Florida that is slated to open next year. The Walmart division also revealed a multiple-year plan to invest in and modernize its supply chain through new […]
  1. Department: Beverage
The seminar programme for IFE, International Food & Drink Event, is now live, with this year’s event putting the issue of sustainability at the heart of discussions on a dedicated Sustainability Stage, sponsored by Elopak. Taking place on 20-22 March at ExCeL London and supported by Official Show Sponsor MHP Food, IFE is a comprehensive […]
  1. Corporate Finance
Serta Simmons Bedding, the Georgia-based mattress company, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday, saying the move is an attempt, in part, to reduce the company’s debt. The company, owned by private equity firm Advent International, said it’s “operating as normal” — it earmarked $125 million in financing to keep operating — and the restructuring […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Over the past three years, most of us have done a lot more shopping online, so it’s easy to forget that while ecommerce is still growing, most retail commerce still happens in stores. In Q3 2022, ecommerce accounted for less than 15% of all retail sales. That means brick-and-mortar is still going strong, and not […]
  1. International
The energy crisis has affected every part of our lives as individuals, with the cost of living increase crippling households up and down the UK. According to the latest statistics from National Energy Action (NEA), around 4.5 million households in the UK were deemed to be in fuel poverty. In the coming months, this figure […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Market research is an essential tool for businesses of any size or industry to understand their target audience, identify customer needs and preferences, and gather information about their competitors. In a nutshell, market research helps businesses grow and succeed. This is a primary goal for small businesses, making market research integral to small businesses making […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Market segmentation is fundamental to brand-business building. When creatively and intelligently managed, market segmentation can provide insight into: Superior understanding of the customer so the brand-business can provide outstanding competitive advantage; Strategic focus that is essential for effective marketing; Identifying market priorities that can drive brand-business strategies. Dollar General applied market segmentation to generate its […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Social shopping is becoming more and more popular given the surge in social media usage and the ease of completing a transaction without ever leaving the app. It’s no surprise that social commerce sales are expected to reach $45.74 billion in 2022. With this growth, shoppable ads have been gaining traction over the last several […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Retail Technology Show and British Retail Consortium have announced a strategic partnership which will showcase the role of innovation in driving the future of retail. This will see the latter lead a keynote session at Retail Technology Show, taking place at London’s Olympia on 26th-27th April, as part of a conference programme that also includes […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The NRF Big Show, held in NYC Jan. 15-17, did more than bring together 35,000 attendees and more than 1,000 exhibitors. The event also gives us business editors the chance to suss out the major trends that retail decision-makers will be grappling with in 2023. Here’s our take on just a few of the key […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Artificial intelligence has made huge strides in the last decade, transforming almost every aspect of life. One area where artificial intelligence has helped add real value is the way businesses operate.  However, many business people are still skeptical about the role of AI in business, thus losing out on a resource that could make a […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Macroeconomic conditions like inflation, supply chain challenges, labor shortages, and rapid changes across industries have all disrupted business as we know it. How can you keep up as the global landscape constantly changes? Invest in customer support. When your team has an efficient platform — not just the mashup of tools acquired over the years […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Business groups including the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS), the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) and the British Independent Retail Association (BIRA), have written to the Business Secretary, calling on him to rethink plans to slash the support provided to shops, pubs and other local businesses amid fears […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Fast fashion is big business, but it is also a big polluter, responsible for about 10% of global carbon emissions. Roughly 70% of the $3 trillion fashion industry is comprised of articles made from synthetics or petrochemicals. While some companies are claiming sustainable clothing lines, there is a very wide variance in what that means. […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
​Understanding the value your customers bring and how you can maximize it is crucial, especially when there’s an impending recession. When the economy suffers, customer lifetime value (CLV), or the long-term revenue that customers create, can take a huge hit. Consumers are more cautious and they’re likely to shop around in search of alternative or […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Even though it might not always seem like it, things are getting better across global industry supply chains that have been impacted since the pandemic. As shipping ports are easing up, companies are proactively investing in new technologies and building contingency plans in hopes of making their supply chains more resilient and agile. As we […]

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In a year when holiday spending on gifts, travel and entertainment was down 1 percent from the year prior, one age group bucked that trend in a huge way. Millennials, perhaps aided by increased incomes due to “The Great Reshuffle,” told us it would spend a whopping 11 percent more than it did in 2021, […]
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  2. Department: Consumer Durables
  3. ESG
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  9. Holiday & Events
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  11. Stores & Formats
While some trends come and go, there were a few trends that have stayed with consumers throughout the year.   As online shopping continues to be a popular choice for consumers, physical stores can offer shoppers perks that e-commerce can’t replicate.    This week we look at trends to increase foot traffic and customer loyalty. […]

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