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Everyone is talking about "sustainability" - what does it mean in and for retail? At ixtenso.com you will find inspiration and best practice examples on how to make your business more sustainable. In the end, not only the environment should benefit, but also your customers - and you as a retailer!

Thumbnail-Photo: E-commerce: For better, but also for worse!
12.12.2022   #e-commerce #sustainability

E-commerce: For better, but also for worse!

How to optimally reach the clientele in current times of crisis

Inflation, rising energy costs, Covid - these crises currently have Germany firmly in their grip and are consequently influencing consumer behaviour in the country in the long term. Due to rising living costs, German consumers are currently holding ...

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30.11.2022   #digitization #sustainability

"Please board, doors close automatically"

The "CargoSurfer" project aims to get parcels to their destination sustainably by public transport

Whether by bus, train, suburban railway or underground – public transport should be used more. But why only by us people? That's what the brains behind the CargoSurfer project were asking themselves. Prof. André Ludwig from ...

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25.11.2022   #sustainability #shop building

Dimension "Materials & Surfaces" at EuroShop 2023

New Dimension shows the impact design can have in difficult times

Aluminium foam, translucent concrete surfaces or sheer gossamer structures that seem to balance the weight of massive boulders – visual “wows” are popular for staging the customer journey. The Materials & Surfaces Dimension at ...

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14.11.2022   #online trading #e-commerce

With mailing bags against cardboard shortage & packaging waste

Interview: Hamburg-based start-up Boomerang tries to solve two problems of online trade with one stone thanks to an innovative idea

Since the pandemic, online trade is booming like never before. But what sounds like a blessing can also become a burden. Packaging waste is increasing rapidly and polluting the environment. At the same time, the global crises are causing a shortage ...

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11.11.2022   #brick and mortar retail #retail

First retailers announced for Royalmount shopping centre

Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Tiffany & Co. and RH with new presence in Montreal's new Midtown destination

Royalmount, Montreal's future destination for over 170 stores including 60 restaurants and experiential attractions, has announced that Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., RH, Sandro and Maje have been confirmed for the major new retail and ...

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04.11.2022   #retail #sustainability

Retail sustainability strategies lag as inflation threatens to pause investment

Bain & Company urges retailers to nudge consumers towards more sustainable behaviors and focus more on circular consumption models that reduce waste

Higher inflation is intensifying pressure on already thin margins throughout the supply chain. But recent shocks also highlight the need for supply chains to be reinvented to be more agile, more resilient, more efficient and more sustainable. ...

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17.10.2022   #e-commerce #retail

EuroShop 2023 – iXtenso special

The latest retail solutions and trends for the industry

At EuroShop 2023 from February 26 to March 2, the World's No. 1 Retail Trade Fair, we will be looking at current issues that are affecting the retail industry now and in the future.

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30.09.2022   #sustainability #Tech in Retail

Macy’s announces sustainable initiatives to drive a more circular future

Through its social purpose platform, Mission Every One, Macy’s, Inc. is committed to creating a brighter future for all

Macy’s, Inc. has provided an update detailing its achievements towards its long-term sustainability goals – including initiatives that promote circularity throughout its value chain. ...

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12.09.2022   #e-commerce #sustainability

Fully automated stores: Pepper for your fulfillment service

How to provide your clientele with a convenient omnichannel shopping experience

Your customers are still hungry for their favorite snack late at night, but they are standing in front of closed doors at your branch because your staff has already gone home? Your product range is very diverse, but you still want your customers to ...

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06.09.2022   #retail #digitization

EuroShop 2023 – Prime time event of the global retail industry

Hot topics that move retail now and in the future – from 26 February to 2 March 2023

Despite a turbulent climate EuroShop 2020 proved a resounding success. 94,339 visitors from 142 countries travelled to the Rhine to learn from 2,287 exhibitors from 56 nations about all aspects, innovations and trends in the global retail world. And ...

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03.09.2022   #e-commerce #sustainability

Omnichannel: The right herbal mix of online and offline

Convenient shopping and service experience across all channels

Shopping today is more diverse than ever, and customers expect a comprehensive experience, not only at home or on the go when shopping online, but also directly in the store. The boundaries between offline and online are becoming increasingly ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Tesco electrifies deliveries to more than 400 stores...
24.08.2022   #sustainability #Tech in Retail

Tesco electrifies deliveries to more than 400 stores

Introduction of new electric truck will help improve air quality and reduce emissions

In an industry first, Tesco has become the first retailer to launch a zero-emission electric lorry to make deliveries from its distribution centres to stores in city centres. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: UpWest makes impact in New York with local non-profit GrowNYC...
16.08.2022   #brick and mortar retail #sustainability

UpWest makes impact in New York with local non-profit GrowNYC

Purpose driven brand on a mission to provide comfort for people and planet by donating 1% of sales to non-profits across the US

This year, UpWest has opened two stores in the greater New York area with locations in Williamsburg and Roosevelt Field Mall. Both locations partner with GrowNYC whose mission is to improve New York's quality of life through environmental ...

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11.08.2022   #brick and mortar retail #sustainability

Apple Brompton Road celebrates creativity with vibrant design

The new London store offers advancements in sustainable design as well as community events and resources

Apple has previewed Apple Brompton Road, its newest store in London, located in the city’s bustling Knightsbridge neighborhood. A stone’s throw from Hyde Park, Apple Brompton Road features design inspiration drawn from local flora, along ...

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05.08.2022   #brick and mortar retail #sustainability

First "Refill Station" at Tops market Westgate

Tops highlights its sustainability store concept by partnering with Unilever Thailand and SCGC

Today, the world has more plastic waste than it can handle, partly because we are used to the convenience that plastic brings, but do not manage plastic waste properly. Most of the plastic waste is single-use plastic and more and more ends up in ...

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03.08.2022   #sustainability #supply chain management

Implementation of the Supply Chain Due Diligence Act in industry and trade

Creating transparency and acting more efficiently

On 1 January 2023, the Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz – LkSG) will come into force, affecting both manufacturing and retail sectors. Sapio Research conducted a study of the LkSG’s implementation on ...

Thumbnail-Photo: DHL invests €560M in UK e-commerce operation to support growth...
27.07.2022   #online trading #e-commerce

DHL invests €560M in UK e-commerce operation to support growth

More than 4,000 jobs will be created through the investment focused on sustainable growth

DHL eCommerce Solutions has announced plans to invest €560m across its UK ecommerce operation, DHL Parcel UK. The investment comes following a 40% volume uplift since the start of 2020 and soaring demand for its ecommerce and B2B services. The ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Klarna unveils US retail pop-up shop “Klarna Oasis” in Los Angeles...
22.07.2022   #brick and mortar retail #sustainability

Klarna unveils US retail pop-up shop “Klarna Oasis” in Los Angeles

Supporting mission-driven brands for sustainability efforts

Klarna announced the opening of its US retail pop-up, “Klarna Oasis,” an immersive shopping experience in Los Angeles focused on supporting its various mission-driven merchant partners.From Saturday, July 23 to Sunday, July 24, consumers ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Morrisons launches lower environmental impact store...
19.07.2022   #brick and mortar retail #sustainability

Morrisons launches lower environmental impact store

Including less carbon emissions, zero waste, local and loose products

Morrisons is has opened a lower environmental impact store in Little Clacton, the latest initiative on its journey to becoming a more sustainable business. The new store design, which has been built from scratch, for the first time incorporates ...

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06.07.2022   #digitization #data management

Brave new last mile

A dilemma of digital transformation versus sustainability?

The pandemic has given an additional boost to online retail with its record volumes already recorded in previous years. As a result, last-mile delivery is bursting at the seams, especially in metropolitan areas. There are limits to the capacity of ...

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06.07.2022   #sustainability #food retail

Food-packaging system reduces health risks and saves food

Antimicrobial food wrap could reduce food waste and foodborne illness

As food costs continue to rise and a global food crisis looms on the horizon, it’s staggering to think that some 30-40% of America’s food supply ends up in landfills, mostly due to spoilage. At the same time, the World Health ...

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04.07.2022   #retail #digitization

Sustainability means holism

Microsoft supports retailers in becoming climate-neutral

Climate neutrality, sustainability, environmental awareness - all these terms are buzzing around and prompting the industry to take action. But what can actually be done. Microsoft and EHI Retail Institute have jointly published the new white paper ...

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01.07.2022   #e-commerce #sustainability

In-store marketing: The salt in the soup of sales promotion

How to positively influence the shopping experience of your clientele

Soft music in the background, delicious scent, pleasant lighting – Sounds like dinner at your favorite restaurant? Almost. Because atmospheric design elements are also important ingredients for the perfect in-store shopping experience in ...

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29.06.2022   #retail #sustainability

Energy efficiency and carbon reduction in retail

Guide to energy efficiency and carbon reduction in the retail industry published as part of the BRC Climate Action Roadmap

BRC has published a new “Step-by-Step Guide to Energy Efficiency and Carbon Reduction in the Retail Industry”, produced as part of the BRC Climate Action Roadmap.Figures from the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy ...

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29.06.2022   #customer satisfaction #sustainability

Retailers can remain competitive while reducing their environmental footprint

Based on consumers’ sustainable delivery preferences

Greener delivery options are no longer a ‘nice to have’ but a ‘must have’. According to research from Metapack’s latest research in Germany, France and the UK, nearly 75% of online shoppers say that they consider ...

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23.06.2022   #retail #sustainability

Sustainable logistics: Don't wait, act now!

Why an environmentally conscious logistics strategy can pay off

On 22.06.2022 it was that time again: Webtalk time served up by iXtenso and EuroShop. We filled our retail-salsa cooking pot with all kinds of ingredients to create the right flavor for your environmentally conscious shipping...

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21.06.2022   #lighting systems #sustainability

Simply lucid!

Tips for optimized lighting control - energy saving included!

What light do you need?Use as much daylight as possible! Adjust your lighting system accordingly and combine natural and artificial sources. One option would be constant light control. If you make your control system dependent on daylight, light ...

Thumbnail-Photo: IKEA and Infarm start urban herbs farming project...
20.06.2022   #brick and mortar retail #sustainability

IKEA and Infarm start urban herbs farming project

Pilot project for joint, sustainable cultivation of herbs in furniture stores

Demand is growing for high-quality food that is produced locally and with as little environmental impact as possible. To meet this, IKEA and Infarm are growing high-quality herbs in Infarm's vertical farms in the customer restaurants in three ...

Thumbnail-Photo: On to new owners!
20.06.2022   #online trading #e-commerce

On to new owners!

Via the platform 'Retury', returned parcels find new buyers – without detours

"I don't like that so much after all, I'll send it back." Let's face it, we've all been there before. In 2020, according to Statista, 315 million packages were returned to retailers and warehouses in Germany alone. From ...

Thumbnail-Photo: SALTO receives a Silver rating in the EcoVadis evaluation ranking...
20.06.2022   #sustainability #award

SALTO receives a Silver rating in the EcoVadis evaluation ranking

Innovation as a response to social and environmental challenges

EcoVadis has ranked SALTO Systems in the top 25% of companies with the best performance in terms of sustainability policies. The recognition gives SALTO a SILVER classification in the EcoVadis global evaluation program.The award is the fourth ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Environmentally conscious aroma for your shipping...
09.06.2022   #e-commerce #sustainability

Environmentally conscious aroma for your shipping

How to make your logistics more sustainable

Is your lunch still missing that certain something? With the addition of a few herbs, your dish can develop an aromatic flavor and turn your menu into a feast. The right flavor also plays an important role in the recipe of your logistics, so that ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Mango opens flagship store in New York
24.05.2022   #sustainability #shop design

Mango opens flagship store in New York

Company strengthens its expansion in the United States with the opening of its flagship store on New York's Fifth Avenue

Mango is accelerating its expansion in the United States with the opening of a new 2,100 m 2 (close to 23,000 sq. ft) flagship store located at 711 Fifth Avenue in New York, one of the world’s most exclusive shopping streets.Mango’s ...

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23.05.2022   #sustainability #personnel management

retail trends 1/2022: Focus "EuroCIS 2022"

The latest issue with tips, ideas and trends for and from the retail technology industry

In our latest retail trends, we show you once again what's driving the industry: You can expect photo spreads from international stores, reports on trend topics such as "visual search", "livestream shopping" and ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Ynvisible supports sustainable fashion with digital price labels...
13.05.2022   #digitization #sustainability

Ynvisible supports sustainable fashion with digital price labels

New generation is easily readable, flexible and customizable

Ynvisible Interactive Inc. has announced that Digety, a company creating electronic price labels for the fashion industry, has selected Ynvisible as the supplier of displays for its re-usable digital price labels. Digety’s price labels ...

Thumbnail-Photo: From smart vending to eco-friendly deliveries...
12.05.2022   #retail #sustainability

From smart vending to eco-friendly deliveries

New report unveils consumer demand for IoT-enabled, next level retail experiences

Wireless Logic research shows British consumers increasingly want ‘Everything Now’; Significant opportunity for service providers to recommend the right IoT solutions backed by ultra-resilient cellular connectivity to help retailers stay ...

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10.05.2022   #e-commerce #sustainability

E-commerce Berlin Expo 2022 Recap

Last week, the E-commerce Expo 2022 took place in Berlin. Find out what happened there

The E-commerce Berlin Expo 2022 conference is over, and it's safe to say that it was a huge success! If you attended, you probably learned a lot of new things about the e-commerce industry.But if you didn't go, don't worry - here’s ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Blue Yonder: Most consumers willing to delay deliveries if its more...
04.05.2022   #sustainability #Tech in Retail

Blue Yonder: Most consumers willing to delay deliveries if it's more sustainable

Survey finds 86% of consumers willing to wait longer for their orders if it helps the environment, 44% say their interest in shopping sustainably has increased since the start of the pandemic

Blue Yonder has released findings from its 2022 Consumer Sustainability Survey, which revealed retail consumer preferences related to sustainable shopping habits. The survey found that more than three-quarters (86%) of consumers are willing to delay ...

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04.05.2022   #brick and mortar retail #retail

An experimental shop of the future in London

Selfridges looks to reinvent retail through its sustainability strategy 'Project Earth'

SUPERMARKET – an earth conscious shop of the future –  was unveiled by Selfridges at the start of April. Customers were able to explore a creative playground in The Corner Shop in Selfridges Oxford Street store where printing ...

Thumbnail-Photo: eBay launches ‘Imperfects’ offering to drive more circularity this...
28.04.2022   #e-commerce #sustainability

eBay launches ‘Imperfects’ offering to drive more circularity this Earth Day

New destination gives almost perfect fashion items from over 100 brands a second chance

As shoppers look to reduce their fashion spend and environmental footprint, eBay UK has launched Imperfects - the fashion equivalent to supermarkets' wonky veg initiative, which launched in a bid to cut food waste.eBay’s Imperfects range ...

Thumbnail-Photo: UK consumers committed to buying sustained
11.04.2022   #sustainability #Tech in Retail

UK consumers committed to buying sustained

New research shows that over half will try and stop buying products with single-use packaging completely

New research with UK consumers looking at the recyclability of the packaging of fashion items such as clothes, sunglasses and accessories bought online or by mail order, shows that 67% will try and buy more products that do not use single-use ...

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08.04.2022   #mobile payment #sustainability

Gen Z: The future of spending

Survey of ‘Zoomers’ in 13 countries spotlights how the world’s most digitally-adept consumers are forcing change to decades-old business practices

To achieve growth and success past 2030, businesses must start to understand the living, shopping, and financial habits of Gen Z or Zoomers (consumers aged between 16 and 24) now - and accept that they are very different from previous generations. ...

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