Target and 17 natural, organic and sustainable brands launch “Made to Matter – Handpicked by Target”

Collection makes it easier to find products made with simple, recognizable ingredients at unbeatable prices MINNEAPOLIS, 2014-4-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Known for bringing great design to the masses through signature partnerships and products, Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) is now introducing “Made to Matter – Handpicked by Target.” The first-of-its-kind collection brings together 17 leading natural, […]

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Wegmans Food Market urges its customers bring their clean, dry plastic bags to their stores to help The Nature Conservancy

ROCHESTER, NY, 2014-4-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — It’s not every day that one good turn earns double credit! But during April, customers who bring their clean, dry plastic bags to a Wegmans Food Market for recycling can feel good twice over: First, for recycling their bags, and second, for helping to increase the contribution Wegmans is making […]

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H&M to promote the use of fabrics that come from FSC certified plantations and forests

At H&M we are committed to ensuring that our fabrics are not coming from the worlds remaining ancient and endangered forest. Stockholm, Sweden, 2014-4-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — We will together with the not-for-profit environmental organization Canopy by June 2014 put a plan in place to avoid sourcing fabrics from endangered forest and promote the use of fabrics […]

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Best Buy the only consumer electronics retailer named 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Washington, DC, 2014-4-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Best Buy is the only consumer electronics retailer to be named 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Ceremonies recognizing Best Buy’s  substantial contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and educating consumers about energy efficiency will be held on April 29 in Washington, […]

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CBRE Group awarded 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award by The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

CBRE Earns Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Recognition for Seventh Consecutive Year ​Los Angeles, CA, 2014-4-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded CBRE Group, Inc. a 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of its continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency. […]

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British Retail Consortium agrees with Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report

London, 2014-3-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report makes clear that the effects of climate change are already occurring right across the world. We agree with the report’s authors that climate-change adaption is not an “exotic agenda” that has never been tried. While significant climate changes are forecast to start […]

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Walmart showcased its Futuristic Truck in support of its sustainability program

LOUISVILLE, Ky, 2014-3-28 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Walmart showcased its futuristic truck today at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Ky. The Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience is a tractor-trailer combination that features leading edge aerodynamics, an advanced turbine-powered range extending series hybrid powertrain, electrified auxiliary components, and sophisticated control systems all in one package, developed in […]

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H&M participates in Earth Hour on Saturday March 29th 8.30-9.30 PM

Stockholm, Sweden, 2014-3-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Earth Hour is the world’s largest collective environmental action, when millions of people all over the world show their commitment to the environment by turning off all non-essential lights at the appointed time for one hour. H&M has supported Earth Hour for many years and we will join this […]

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Foodstuffs’ first grocery store Four Square to give away 400 reusable bags to local Waiheke shoppers

Waiheke, New Zealand, 2014-3-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Four Square got behind Plastic-Free Friday by giving out 400 reusable bags to local Waiheke shoppers. Plastic Free Friday is part of the BYO Bag initiative started by Debbie Lyttle last year to educate the community on plastic pollution and the harm plastic bags, in particular, have on […]

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Tesco successfully trialed its recyclable plastic packaging to save more than million eggs from going to waste each year

Cheshunt, England, 2014-3-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Recyclable plastic packaging that will save more than a million eggs from going to waste each year has been successfully trialed by Tesco. At the moment Tesco’s free range eggs are sold in pulp cartons and if an egg breaks in transit it can seep through the box and […]

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Marks & Spencer revealed details of this year’s Big Beach Clean-up

Big Beach Clean-up to clear litter on 140 beaches and canals Storm hit beaches to be targeted Thousands of volunteers to clear over 30 tonnes of litter LONDON, 2014-3-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Marks & Spencer (M&S) today announces details of this year’s Big Beach Clean-up, which will tackle the scourge of litter on 95 UK […]

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Marks & Spencer first retailer to receive Carbon Trust’s triple award for achievements in carbon, water and waste reduction

LONDON, 2014-3-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Marks & Spencer (M&S) has become the first retailer to receive the triple award of certification for achievements in carbon, water and waste reduction from the Carbon Trust. The Carbon Trust Standards are independent certifications recognising organisations that successfully measure, manage and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, water use and […]

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Carrefour in Belgium work with Bebat, Recupel and Atravet to help its customers recycle

Brussels, Belgium, 2014-3-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour Belgium’s hypermarkets are working alongside Bebat, Recupel and Atravet, and are asking their customers to return their batteries, power cells, torches, deep frying oils and fats, low-energy lights bulbs and a small household appliances. Sustainable entrepreneurship and sustainable waste management go hand-in-hand. We’ve known this for some time: […]

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Delhaize Group updates its policy on Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing

Delhaize Group commits to sourcing traceable, deforestation-free palm oil BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, 2014-2-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Delhaize Group today announces an updated policy on Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing that outlines our commitment to source only traceable, No-Deforestation palm oil. Building upon the work we began in 2012 to increase the transparency in the sourcing of […]

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New program at Hy-Vee informs customers which seafood comes from environmentally responsible sources

New program will inform customers about Hy-Vee’s high quality seafood that comes from environmentally responsible sources West Des Moines, IA, US, 2014-2-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Responsible Choice – two simple words that now bring a volume of information to Hy-Vee seafood customers. Starting today, Hy-Vee shoppers will see the blue and green Responsible Choice logos […]

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UK retail industry sets ambitious targets for reducing its impact on the environment

London, UK, 2014-1-31 — /EPR Retail News/ —  The UK retail industry is today (Wednesday) signing up to a range of ambitious targets for reducing its impact on the environment, having beaten the previous set across all areas. Commitments to be announced at today’s A Better Retailing Climate launch event include a collective pledge to reduce absolute carbon emissions […]

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H&M supports WWF Conservation Project in the Yangtze River basin, China

Stockholm, Sweden, 2014-1-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — H&M understands that our long-term success depends on sustainable water usage throughout our value chain, but also that water is a shared resource and a shared risk. So, one year ago H&M and WWF signed a ground breaking water partnership. Through a holistic water stewardship strategy we, side by […]

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IKEA Group released its Sustainability Report for fiscal year 2013

Conshohocken, PA, US, 2014-1-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — The IKEA Group Sustainability Report for fiscal year 2013 *, released today, shows strong progress on its People & Planet Positive strategy, building on its long history of working with sustainability. This is the first year IKEA Group reports progress against this new sustainability strategy. Highlights from FY13: […]

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Wegmans introduced “Return To Sender. (Don’t Trash It!)” Bags

Rochester, NY, US, 2014-1-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — There’s a new message on carry-out plastic bags from Wegmans stores: “Return To Sender. (Don’t Trash It!)” It’s a little reminder to customers that the best thing to do with the bag that carried home the groceries is to bring it back to the store on a return […]

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Kingfisher CEO Sir Ian Cheshire: circular economy, a world where creating and using products wastes nothing

London, UK, 2014-1-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Innovation is critical to what we want to do as a business: making it easier for people to have better homes and better lives. In turn, it is through innovation that we will build our future as a business. We believe that closed loop thinking has the potential […]

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Dame Ellen MacArthur: A paradigm shift in retail

London, UK, 2014-1-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — In today’s dominant economic model the consumer walks away with, and ultimately throws away, the product and all the valuable materials and resources within it. The result is a linear flow of resources, materials and products – and, importantly for retail, it means once you’ve sold your product, […]

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H&M now number 64 on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index

H&M is ranked number 64 on the Global 100 annual list of the most sustainable companies in the world. Stockholm, Sweden, 2014-1-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Yesterday the 2014 iteration of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (Global 100) index was released. H&M is included in the list for the fifth consecutive year […]

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Kesko the only Finnish company to make “The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” list

Kesko is the only Finnish company that has been included in ‘The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World’ list since it was established in 2005. In RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2014, Kesko received the Silver Class distinction in the Food & Staples Retailing Industry category.  Helsinki, Finland, 2014-1-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — ‘The 2014 Global […]

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JCPenney released its 2013 Sustainability Report

Plano, TX, US, 2014-1-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — JCPenney (NYSE: JCP) announced today that it has released its 2013 Sustainability Report, detailing activities in fiscal year 2012, which ended February 2013. The report highlights strategic initiatives to reduce the Company’s environmental impact and encourage positive social change. “JCPenney has recently experienced a time of transition and […]

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