Sainsbury’s Cannock store to run on power generated solely from the supermarket’s own food waste

LONDON, 2014-6-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Industry partners Biffa and Sainsbury’s are today celebrating an innovative facility that will allow Sainsbury’s Cannock store to run on power generated solely from the supermarket’s own food waste. Using Biffa’s advanced anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities and a unique power link up, Sainsbury’s Cannock store will be powered using electricity generated […]

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Foodstuffs implements new waste management plan for its PAK’nSAVE and New World stores nationwide

Waiheke, New Zealand, 2014-6-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Foodstuffs is currently implementing a new waste management plan for its PAK’nSAVE and New World stores nationwide. The plan promises to reduce the amount of rubbish going to landfill by literally hundreds of tonnes each week. Foodstuffs is currently implementing a new waste management plan for its PAK’nSAVE and […]

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Harris Teeter’s Plaza Midwood location in Charlotte, N.C. now LEED-certified project by U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute

Project is Company’s Sixth Store to Achieve LEED Certification Matthews, N.C., 2014-6-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, Harris Teeter announced its Plaza Midwood location in Charlotte, N.C. is now officially recognized as a LEED-certified project by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).  LEED is the nation’s preeminent program […]

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Carrefour announced its intention to support the From North producers’ fishery as part of its strategy to have its sole line MSC-assessed

An opportunity for Carrefour to bolster its policy on protecting biodiversity and natural resources PARIS, 2014-6-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — According to a recent United Nations report on food and agriculture (FAO), world fish consumption has increased dramatically over the last 50 years, practically doubling between 1960 and 2012 – mainly thanks to aquaculture. Carrefour factors […]

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Carrefour Brazil launched its 138th recyclable materials drop-off station in São Paulo

São Paulo, Brazil, 2014-6-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — On June 4th, 2014, Carrefour Brazil launched today in São Paulo its 138th recyclable materials drop-off station, as part of its sustainability program “Recycling Stations”, which is carried out in partnership with the multinationals Mondelēz and Tetra Pak. The three companies invested around 4 million Reais in the […]

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Sainsbury’s to help plant millions of native British trees across Centenary Woods in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

LONDON, 2014-6-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s is marking its ten year partnership with the Woodland Trust by announcing a new partnership to support the charity’s commemorative First World War Centenary Woods project. Customers who buy Sainsbury’s Woodland free range eggs, chicken and turkey will not only be buying higher welfare produce – they will be […]

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Marks & Spencer publishes new, agile and stronger sustainable business plan in its 2014 “Plan A Report”

LONDON, 2014-6-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Marks & Spencer (M&S) today publishes its 2014 Plan A Report which launches a new, agile and stronger sustainable business plan which extends Plan A across M&S’ international business over the next six years. Called Plan A 2020, the 100 commitment plan retains and strengthens M&S’ 2015 eco and ethical commitments and includes […]

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LVMH joins European Commission to promote best environmental practices by businesses in conjunction with Green Week 2014

PARIS, 2014-6-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the third consecutive year, LVMH is joining the European Commission to promote best environmental practices by businesses in conjunction with Green Week 2014. The theme this year is “Circular Economy”, with a focus on building awareness among a broad public of the need to protect the environment. From June […]

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IKEA in Merriam to install largest rooftop solar array in Kansas before the store’s opening in Fall 2014

MERRIAM, KS, 2014-5-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced solar energy plans for its Kansas City-area store opening Fall 2014 in Merriam, KS. Pending permits, rooftop panel installation will begin next month, with completion before the store’s opening, making the project the largest rooftop solar array in the State […]

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Hy-Vee’s seafood sustainability efforts ranked fifth among the country’s top 26 retailers according to Greenpeace USA report

Hy-Vee’s Seafood Procurement Policy and Responsible Choice program lauded as ‘remarkable’ and efforts debut as fifth best in U.S. WEST DES MOINES, IA, 2014-5-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the world of seafood sustainability, Hy-Vee has quickly become a big fish in a big pond. In the Carting Away the Oceans: 2014 Rankings of Seafood […]

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Walmart to double the number of on-site solar energy projects at its U.S. stores, Sam’s Clubs and distribution centers by 2020

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., 2014-5-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — At an event with President Barack Obama, Walmart today announced that it will double the number of on-site solar energy projects at its U.S. stores, Sam’s Clubs and distribution centers by 2020. The commitment is part of Walmart’s global initiative to drive the production or procurement of […]

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Sainsbury’s the UK’s first retailer to launch Marine Stewardship Council certified sustainable tuna sandwich

LONDON, 2014-4-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s is the UK’s first retailer to launch a MSC certified sustainable tuna sandwich. With a range of MSC certified pole & line caught sandwiches and salads launching this month, it follows the retailer’s introduction of MSC certified canned skipjack tuna sourced from the Maldives in 2013. The range, including […]

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Retail Industry Leaders Association launched tool designed to help retailers optimize their energy management program

Energy Management Maturity Matrix Allows Industry To Drive Improvements To Existing Strategies Arlington, VA, 2014-4-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (4/24/2014 ), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) launched its Retail Energy Management Program by releasing the Retail Energy Management Maturity Matrix, a tool designed to help retailers optimize their energy management programs. The Matrix provides […]

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Co-op Home Centres, SaskPower and FCL partner to help Saskatchewan residents switch their light bulbs

Saskatchewan, Canada, 2014-4-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Here’s a bright idea: switching your light bulbs can save you money and power. And for Saskatchewan residents, Co-op is helping to make that switch even easier. In partnership with SaskPower, FCL and participating Co-op Home Centres are offering a $5 instant rebate on selected light-emitting diode (LED) light […]

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M&S launches a toy made from litter collected at last year’s Big Beach Clean-Up volunteer event

LONDON, 2014-4-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Marks & Spencer (M&S) has today launched the Beach Clean Frisbee, a fun toy made from recycled plastic, including plastic collected by M&S customers and employees at last year’s Big Beach Clean-Up volunteer event. The product has regenerated litter such as plastic cups, fishing tackle and bottle tops into a brand new, […]

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Alliance of food manufacturers, retailers and foodservice operators released toolkit to help businesses in the food sector reduce food waste

WASHINGTON, DC, 2014-4-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today an alliance of food manufacturers, retailers and foodservice operators announced the release of a toolkit to help businesses in the food sector reduce the amount of food waste sent to landfill. The Best Practices and Emerging Solutions Toolkit was produced by the Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA), a cross-sector […]

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IKEA aquires Hoopeston Wind in Illinois its first wind farm investment in the United States

98 MW Hoopeston Wind Project Is the Largest Single IKEA Renewable Energy Investment Globally to Date Conshohocken, PA, 2014-4-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA US announced today that it is making its first wind farm investment in the United States with the purchase of Hoopeston Wind in Hoopeston, Illinois. The 98 megawatt wind farm is […]

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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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