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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: Digital Care Labels: Show eco-consumers you mean business...
02.08.2021   #digitization #sustainability

Digital Care Labels: Show eco-consumers you mean business

Why fashion should allow consumers to take part in their garment’s circularity story

Clothing brands are actively seeking ways to lighten their environmental impact. It’s shocking that, on average, 23 kilograms of greenhouse gases are produced per kilogram of fabric, and in North-West Europe alone, around 4.7 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Plantorama: new concept focuses on sustainability...
16.07.2021   #digitization #sustainability

Plantorama: new concept focuses on sustainability

Installation of electronic price tags in garden and animal center chain

Plantorama, Denmark's largest garden and animal center chain, has opened two new sustainable centers under a modern concept, which in addition to everything for gardens, housing and animals, also offers electronic price tags as well as a ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Reusable pop-up store
07.07.2021   #brick and mortar retail #sustainability

Reusable pop-up store

PANGAIA showcases high-tech naturalism at The Selfridges Corner Shop

In spring of this year PANGAIA offered its customers an extraordinary shopping experience. For the first time, customers were able to visit the PANGAIA pop-up store in The Selfridges Corner Shop, which was designed to literally guide them through ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Holt Renfrew Ogilvy dazzles as a sustainably forward luxury flagship...
25.06.2021   #sustainability #furniture

Holt Renfrew Ogilvy dazzles as a sustainably forward luxury flagship

Combining many retail spaces in one design project

The building’s renewed presence meets modern ecological standards through the use of sustainable materials such as reclaimed wood, LED lighting, recycled materials, and finishes from renewable resources. Located at 251 Saint-Catherine Street ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Blue City is pushing for a sustainable future...
18.06.2021   #consulting #digitization

Blue City is pushing for a sustainable future

Installation of electronic price tags in all stores

The consumer electronics chain Blue City has a vision to achieve a leading role as a European supplier and front figure of sustainable solutions. Most recently, the chain has installed electronic price tags in all stores.Blue City buys and sells ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Exploring fashion in a different way
17.06.2021   #sustainability #fashion

Exploring fashion in a different way

Museum Pass holders can visit the Fashion for Good Museum in Amsterdam for free

Museum Pass holders can visit the Fashion for Good Museum for free – good news now that all museums can physically open their doors again! After the registration with the Museum Register at the end of last year, the registration with the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Keeping Paris clean
16.06.2021   #sustainability #coronavirus

Keeping Paris clean

Carrefour is launching a new used mask recycling service in its stores

The nice weather and the reopening of shops and restaurants means that life is getting back to normal in Paris, and that means more rubbish being left on the streets. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: QR-based aRC quick scan tool for display recycling...
15.06.2021   #brick and mortar retail #sustainability

QR-based aRC quick scan tool for display recycling

arken wants to help retailers improve the recycling of displays at their end of life in-store

Retail display specialist arken P-O-P International announced the launch of aRC – the arken Recycling QR Code to create an easy and accessible way for help retailers improve recycling of permanent and semi-permanent displays at their end of ...

Thumbnail-Photo: It takes two: closing the sustainability-attitude behavior gap in fashion...
18.05.2021   #online trading #sustainability

It takes two: closing the sustainability-attitude behavior gap in fashion

Zalando wants customers to keep sustainabilty in mind

Recently, Zalando published a report sharing consumer insights and recommendations on how to close the sustainability attitude-behavior gap in fashion. Therefore, Zalando launched a value-based browsing experience and further invested in Pre-owned ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Scientists created edible food films for food packaging...
01.04.2021   #sustainability #food retail

Scientists created edible food films for food packaging

Films consist of natural ingredients

An international group of scientists from India and Russia has created edible food films for packaging fruits, vegetables, poultry, meat, and seafood. Films consist of natural ingredients, they are safe for health and the environment. In addition, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: When the tram delivers parcels
31.03.2021   #sustainability #logistic solutions

When the tram delivers parcels

Logistics concept for the last mile transportation of goods by city railway vehicles

The new collaboration project LogIKTram is aimed at increasingly shifting goods transportation from road to rail even for short to medium distances. The electric mobility solutions to be developed for commercial services in cities and regions will ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Global reuse platform Loop launches in Canada...
22.02.2021   #sustainability #packaging

Global reuse platform Loop launches in Canada

Waste-free shopping with durable packaging at Loblaw

The global reuse platform Loop officially launched in Canada with Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) as its retail partner. Initially rolling out to residents in most of Ontario, customers can shop for a wide variety of food and household products in ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Tackling sustainability challenges in the food packaging industry...
04.02.2021   #sustainability #food retail

Tackling sustainability challenges in the food packaging industry

Tetra Pak calls for collaborative innovation

Tetra Pak has introduced a new collaborative innovation model with leading paperboard producers, a move aimed at tackling the food packaging industry's sustainability challenges. The traditional operating model of a linear supply chain has ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Sustainable shipping in partnership with One Tree Planted...
08.01.2021   #sustainability #logistics

Sustainable shipping in partnership with One Tree Planted

Freight Club launches free carbon offset program for members

Freight Club, a logistics management platform, launches a free-access program to members that offsets 100% of the carbon emissions emitted from all shipment it enables. The program, in partnership with non-profit One Tree Planted, will plant trees ...

Thumbnail-Photo: How the industry thinks: The most important trends for 2021...
05.01.2021   #brick and mortar retail #digitization

How the industry thinks: The most important trends for 2021

What awaits retailers after the first Corona year?

2020 – most certainly not an easy year. But many agree: The only way forward is to look ahead. So we asked industry insiders – retailers, academics, manufacturers – what they expect for this year. How will changing customer ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Fashion out of waste
04.12.2020   #sustainability #fashion

Fashion out of waste

H&M collection for upcycling

H&M Conscious Exclusive A/W20 collection introduces exquisite pieces crafted from sustainably sourced materials made from waste. What is normally thrown away is purposefully transformed into treasures to be loved and valued, allowing us to ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Exploring sustainable, temporary lighting design...
11.11.2020   #lighting concepts #sustainability

Exploring sustainable, temporary lighting design

Tyvek Lighting Installation for a retail hub in Toronto

STACKLAB’s Tyvek lighting design was created for a beer hall in stackt market, a community-focused retail hub in Toronto’s city center. The unique market is distinctly industrial, made of over one hundred shipping containers, and will be ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Denmarks first sustainable DIY store has great success...
30.10.2020   #sustainability #electronic shelf labels (ESL)

Denmark's first sustainable DIY store has great success

Electronic price tags provide price and product information

In February 2020, STARK opened its doors to a whole new and sustainable DIY store in Hørsholm (Denmark), which will make it easier for customers to build sustainably. The store has got a flying start despite Corona and general restrictions in ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Textile recycling system ’Looop’ by H&M
14.10.2020   #sustainability #fashion

Textile recycling system ’Looop’ by H&M

Transforming unwanted garments into new fashion favourites

H&M offers customers in Sweden the possibility to transform unwanted garments into new fashion with the help from their new garment-to-garment recycling system ‘Looop’. This machine visualizes to customers that old textiles hold a ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Delivery services: consumer and climate benefits...
14.08.2020   #e-commerce #customer satisfaction

Delivery services: consumer and climate benefits

Sustainable logistics solutions for last mile delivery

Convenient, fast, and affordable. By now, "sustainable" has also been added to the list of what makes for the perfect online ordering process. That’s why retailers and delivery services must rethink their ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Evaluation tool for recyclable packaging
10.08.2020   #sustainability #software applications

Evaluation tool for recyclable packaging

Fraunhofer UMSICHT tests Henkel's extended version for materials like paper and cardboard

Packaging protects products during transport and storage. In order to develop sustainable packaging and conserve resources, Henkel developed an evaluation tool that quickly and reliably checks plastic packaging for recyclability. The tool has now ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Sustainability is surviving COVID-19
27.07.2020   #sustainability #coronavirus

Sustainability is surviving COVID-19

Trends and consumer demographics for sustainable products and brands

The NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business and IRI® published the results of new research examining consumer purchases of sustainability-marketed consumer packaged goods in the US and taking a closer look at the top 10 states in terms of per ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Millennials averaged 50% more online deliveries than baby boomers …...
22.07.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

Millennials averaged 50% more online deliveries than baby boomers …

… even though millennials favor eco-friendly choices

Millennials have become online “super buyers” during the COVID-19 lockdown and are receiving an average of 50 per cent more deliveries every week than the over-55 “baby boomer” generation, a new survey of 2,000 consumers has ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Recycling packaging materials for the sake of the environment...
20.07.2020   #sustainability #packaging

Recycling packaging materials for the sake of the environment

What the German Packaging Act (“Verpackungsgesetz") means for retailers and manufacturers

Images of plastic accumulation zones in the world's oceans, dying animals, ice melting at the poles and extreme drought – as climate change intensifies, so too does public discourse. Garbage and packaging waste are top issues and play ...

Thumbnail-Photo: In-store farming: growing parsley inside the supermarket...
26.06.2020   #sustainability #supply chain management

In-store farming: growing parsley inside the supermarket

Purchasing locally grown products

One aspect of globalization means that it’s possible for consumers to buy products from anywhere on Earth. That’s also why a head of lettuce may have traveled more miles from the place it was grown to the supermarket than some salad ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Start food waste reduction!
13.03.2020   #sustainability #food retail

Start food waste reduction!

New report provides tips for the food industry

The Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA) — a collaborative effort of the Consumer Brands Association, FMI - The Food Industry Association, and the National Restaurant Association—released a new report,“ Messy but Worth It: Lessons ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Digital tool helps MENY in the fight against food waste...
13.02.2020   #sustainability #app

Digital tool helps MENY in the fight against food waste

Printing discount labels directly from the app

After a convincing test, Dagrofa rolls out the food waste app ‘Whywaste’ in all the Danish MENY stores. At MENY in Solrød, the store has already managed to achieve a significant reduction in food waste. In addition to the app, the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Smart and sustainable solutions in the supply chain...
31.01.2020   #sustainability #supply chain management

Smart and sustainable solutions in the supply chain

Unilever and JD Logistics have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to drive sustainable business initiatives

Building on our existing strategic relationship with JD.com, one of China’s largest retailers, Unilever will work more closely with JD Logistics – an independent business group under JD.com that provides smart, digital supply chain and ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Britain’s thrifty young fashionistas
24.01.2020   #customer satisfaction #sustainability

Britain’s thrifty young fashionistas

More than half of 25-34-year-olds buy second-hand clothes

Savvy young Brits are buying, selling, mending, swapping and renting their clothes, according to the latest research from Mintel.‘Thrifting’ is the way forward among young British fashion shoppers, as Mintel research shows that in the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The favour of the hour
01.01.2020   #sustainability #food retail

The favour of the hour

Energy efficiency and environmental awareness in retail

The current events in the frozen food industry show: Energy efficiency and environmental awareness are becoming increasingly important. Old refrigerants have to be replaced in freezers and retail has to act.The demands placed on food retailers are ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The greenconsumption effect
23.12.2019   #customer satisfaction #retail

The greenconsumption effect

Concordia research shows that using green products leads to a warm glow in shoppers

Canadians spend a lot of money around this time of year, on gifts, food, entertainment and travel. In its annual study of holiday season spending habits, the accounting firm PwC estimates that the average Canadian consumer will drop close to $1,600 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Human rights in the food supply chains
18.10.2019   #personnel management #sustainability

Human rights in the food supply chains

Oxfam’s "Behind the Barcodes" campaign examine the policies and practices that affect workers and farmers

Food workers on farms and plantations that supply tea, fruit and vegetables to supermarkets continue to face human rights abuses, says Oxfam.The latest research from Oxfam’s Behind the Barcodes Campaign shows how top supermarkets’ ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Rewarding customers for sustainable shopping...
29.07.2019   #sustainability #loyalty cards

Rewarding customers for sustainable shopping

Koin Rewards & Fidel bring loyalty and card-linking together

Koin Rewards, the ethical rewards platform built on the blockchain, announced that it has partnered with card linking API Fidel to build a responsible and sustainable rewards program for shoppers.Koin Rewards is working with Fidel to build a ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Innovation in sustainable packaging design and materials...
08.07.2019   #sustainability #packaging

Innovation in sustainable packaging design and materials

Bosch Packaging Technology and BillerudKorsnäs intensify collaboration

The demand for sustainable packaging among consumers and brand owners all over the world is growing at an exponential rate, which in many cases drives a strong need to replace plastic packaging. Strong partnerships are required to bring about the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Consumers demand sustainable fashion but won’t pay more...
28.06.2019   #sustainability #fashion

Consumers demand sustainable fashion but won’t pay more

Top five demands for the industry to become more sustainable

New research suggests over half (52 percent) of consumers in the UK and US want the fashion industry to become more sustainable, with calls for reduced packaging and fair pay for workers among their top demands. But only 29 percent of these ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Denmarks largest garden center chain is chasing a green profile...
26.06.2019   #sustainability #electronic shelf labels (ESL)

Denmark's largest garden center chain is chasing a green profile

Electronic shelf labels for paper reduction

Plantorama introduces electronic shelf labels in all stores, which significantly reduces the chain's paper consumption. The project will strengthen the chain's green profile and will have a positive influence on the customer experience and ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Goodbye paper receipts: All documents stored in one app...
16.05.2019   #epos systems #cashpoints

Goodbye paper receipts: All documents stored in one app

What happens when the Receipt Provision Ordinance takes effect? We digitize!

They create a lot of work and endless waste: tons of paper receipts from cash registers end up with customers or the waste bin every day. In early 2020, all consumers must be given a purchase receipt in Germany. That’s what the law mandates. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Social commerce 2.0: artificial intelligence detects purchase intention...
18.04.2019   #e-commerce #sustainability

Social commerce 2.0: artificial intelligence detects purchase intention

Choosy analyzes fashion trends on Instagram – and redesigns them

The fashion world moves at lightning speed – and more than ever thanks to the rise of social media. In the past, key trends emerged off the runways twice a year during fashion weeks. Now Instagram et al. set the tone daily thanks to feeds of ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Mintel announces top global packaging trends for 2019...
09.04.2019   #sustainability #packaging

Mintel announces top global packaging trends for 2019

implications for consumers, brands, and manufacturers

Looking ahead, David Luttenberger, Global Packaging Director at Mintel, discusses the major trends influencing the packaging sector worldwide during 2019, including implications for consumers, brands, and manufacturers.Connected ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Sustainable delivery routes in neighborhoods...
22.03.2019   #sustainability #delivery

Sustainable delivery routes in neighborhoods

Farmstead plans with customer groups and delivery windows

Farmstead, an online grocer, announced the launch of its weekly Sustainable Routes to reduce the amount of vehicles on the road, reducing carbon emissions and Farmstead’s delivery costs. The savings are passed on to customers in the form of ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Students create packaging of the future
07.03.2019   #sustainability #design

Students create packaging of the future

Annual design competition PIDA

What will a sustainable and exciting packaging concept look like in 2030? Most likely we will see many and innovative answers to that question at PIDA (Packaging Impact Design Award), the international design competition arranged and hosted by ...

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