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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 #refrigeration cabinets

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 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Getting prepared for diesel driving bans
26.02.2019   #sustainability #logistics

Getting prepared for diesel driving bans

trans-o-flex orders 240 new special vehicles

The trans-o-flex logistics group has ordered 240 new transporters, trucks and trailers, all of which will be delivered and commissioned this year. The first vehicles will arrive in March. “On the one hand, we are investing in our vehicle fleet ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Lone Kauri Road Ltd. has new e-commerce site...
04.02.2019   #online trading #e-commerce

Lone Kauri Road Ltd. has new e-commerce site

Offering high performance, sustainable outdoor products

New Zealand-based company, Lone Kauri Road Ltd. recently announced the official launch of its first ecommerce site. Lonekauri.com was created to provide outdoor enthusiasts with premium quality products that minimise environmental impact by ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Sharing is caring
08.11.2018   #customer satisfaction #sustainability

Sharing is caring

Renting versus buying: Outdoor specialty store VAUDE dares to venture out

Renting outdoor gear and equipment versus buying it? That's okay. VAUDE makes it possible since 2017. The company’s "iRentit" project is still in its infancy. A good time for us to sit down with Lisa Fiedler, who co-developed the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Preventing food waste: It’s ecological, social and saves resources...
07.09.2018   #sustainability #food retail

Preventing food waste: It’s ecological, social and saves resources

SirPlus fights retail food waste

Measuring more than 530 square meters, SirPlus stores are a force to be reckoned with. At this point, the food saviors from Berlin have become widely known thanks to radio, television and their strong online presence of course. Their mission? ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Solving the massive food waste problem
17.08.2018   #sustainability #food retail

Solving the massive food waste problem

8.5 million dollar investment in b2b excess produce marketplace Full Harvest

Full Harvest, a marketplace for excess produce that would otherwise go to waste, today announced it has closed an 8.5 million dollar Series A round of financing led by Spark Capital. New investors Cultivian Sandbox Ventures, Rent the Runway Founder ...

Thumbnail-Photo: New Packaging Act in Germany: Online retailers must register...
23.07.2018   #online trading #sustainability

New Packaging Act in Germany: Online retailers must register

In the future, it will be public record whether companies license their packaging

Online retailers and mail order companies that have not licensed their packaging yet should do so no later than the beginning of 2019. So-called first-time producers of packaging (“Erstinverkehrbringer”) are legally obligated to ...

Thumbnail-Photo: New material makes cooling devices more energy-efficient...
28.05.2018   #sustainability #refrigeration cabinets

New material makes cooling devices more energy-efficient

Environmentally friendly alternatives are systems which use water

Waste heat from industry can often not be utilised because of its low temperature. With this material, it can be used in environmentally friendly cooling systems for example in the field of building technology. Cooling devices are considered to ...

Thumbnail-Photo: An easy way to reduce business operating costs...
03.05.2018   #lighting concepts #sustainability

An easy way to reduce business operating costs

Climate protection is more than an environmental issue

Interview with Lars Reimann, Head of the Environment and Energy Department at HDE (German Retail Federation) Practical, informative and effective: The recently launched “Retail Climate Action Campaign” (“Klimaschutzoffensive des ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Outdoor and craft brew companies put public lands before profit...
26.04.2018   #sustainability #fashion

Outdoor and craft brew companies put public lands before profit

20 brands raise money in fourth annual “We Keep It Wild” campaign

Outdoor and craft brew companies are putting public lands before profit throughout the month of April by hosting “We Keep It Wild” online promotions to benefit The Conservation Alliance. Funds raised will help further the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Encouraging retailers to introduce voluntary plastic bag charging...
03.04.2018   #brick and mortar retail #sustainability

Encouraging retailers to introduce voluntary plastic bag charging

Retail trade bodies have launched new materials to help small stores introduce a plastic bag charging scheme

Retail trade bodies the Association of Convenience Stores and the National Federation of Retail Newsagents have launched new materials to help small stores introduce a plastic bag charging scheme following the publication of the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: U.S. beverage market: four key growth factors...
05.03.2018   #sustainability #food retail

U.S. beverage market: four key growth factors

Leading beverage market trends according to Packaged Facts

While seemingly overshadowed by the whirlwind developments in the food segment, innovation and trends in the beverage market are equally impressive and just as likely to resonate for years to come. Hybrid beverages that cross categories, savory and ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Birkenstock is voted most animal-friendly shoe company...
16.02.2018   #sustainability

Birkenstock is voted most animal-friendly shoe company

PETA USA youth organization honors Germany's largest shoe manufacturer for its commitment to producing fashion without animal components

Birkenstock has received the peta2 Libby Award "Most Vegan-Friendly Shoe Company 2017. "With this award, which is highly regarded throughout the global vegan community, the youth organization of Peta USA is honoring Germany's largest ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Dunkin’ Donuts to eliminate all polystyrene foam cups in its global...
15.02.2018   #sustainability #gastronomy

Dunkin’ Donuts to eliminate all polystyrene foam cups in its global supply chain

New double-walled paper cups to phase into U.S. restaurants beginning spring 2018

As part of its commitment to serve both people and the planet responsibly, Dunkin’ Donuts announced plans to eliminate all polystyrene foam cups in its global supply chain beginning in spring 2018, with a targeted completion date of 2020. In ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Carrefour signs the 2018 French Business Climate Pledge...
15.12.2017   #sustainability #climate systems

Carrefour signs the 2018 French Business Climate Pledge

Investing in low CO2-emitting technologies and reducing energy consumption

Carrefour’s commitments: Reduce the CO2 emissions generated by its stores throughout the world by 40 percent between now and 2025 (compared with 2010 levels), and by -70 percebt by 2050. It is taking action at two levels: the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Sustainable solutions for grocery shopping
01.12.2017   #sustainability #food retail

Sustainable solutions for grocery shopping

Carrefour Belgium invites customers to bring their own bags and reusable boxes when shopping from traditional food counters

In an initiative to provide sustainable solutions and reduce the use of packaging, Carrefour Belgium is inviting Carrefour Hypermarket and Carrefour Market customers to bring their own bulk bags and reusable boxes to package their purchases from ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Bioclimatic architecture: “The human body is a seismograph”...
27.11.2017   #customer satisfaction #shop building

Bioclimatic architecture: “The human body is a seismograph”

Only if the customer feels comfortable in the shop, he will spend time there doing his shopping

The need for sustainable architecture is becoming more and more widely recognized. According to Isabella Goldmann, managing partner of the architectural firm Goldmann & Partners, interior design based on the principles of bio-architecture does ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Parcel lockers: around the clock delivery service...
22.11.2017   #online trading #e-commerce

Parcel lockers: around the clock delivery service

Interview with Gunnar Anger, managing director ParcelLock GmbH on the future of parcel delivery

A successful delivery significantly impacts how customers rate their shopping experience. That’s why new, flexible solutions along the entire supply chain are in great demand. This includes a universally accessible parcel locker system. Gunnar ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Carrefour announces its first vertical garden at...
13.07.2017   #brick and mortar retail #sustainability

Carrefour announces its first vertical garden at Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois hypermarket

A new milestone in developing urban agriculture

Carrefour is committed to urban agriculture and is continuing to open urban gardens located near its stores. In Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois, the famous “first hypermarket in France”, which opened in 1963, is breaking new ground by ...

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