Best Buy launches recyclable gift cards

Best Buy launches recyclable gift cards   Minneapolis, MN, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Best Buy recently released a gift card that can be recycled at home – with your paper, cans and bottles. Because the “Go Green” gift card is made out of paper, it can go right into your recycling bin at home. […]

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RILA / The Solar Foundation: Whole Foods Market’s rooftop solar installations could be a valuable model for other retailers to consider

Arlington , VA , 2016-Sep-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — A new analysis by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and The Solar Foundation found that Whole Foods Market’s approach to rooftop solar installations in multiple facilities could be a valuable model for other retailers to consider. The analysis, “Whole Foods Market — Making the Case […]

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Timberland kicks off its Serv-a-palooza season of community service

STRATHAM, N.H., 2016-Sep-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland kicks off its Serv-a-palooza season of community service with 50 planned service events around the globe, reinforcing the brand’s longstanding commitment to protect and restore the outdoors and support the communities where it does business. Highlighting the season will be the completion and reveal […]

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Sainsbury’s report identifies four ‘bin-fluences’ contributing to Britain’s food waste cycle

Sainsbury’s report identifies four ‘bin-fluences’ contributing to Britain’s food waste cycle   London, 2016-Sep-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — A new report by Sainsbury’s, studying the food waste patterns of 5,000 people, has identified the four ‘bin-fluences’ contributing to Britain’s food waste cycle. This report identifies the behaviours that lead to UK households wasting seven million […]

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Carrefour launches sustainable farming platform in partnership with Agrotools to monitor fresh beef purchases

Carrefour launches sustainable farming platform in partnership with Agrotools to monitor fresh beef purchases   Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2016-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The system will monitor all purchases of fresh beef destined for national consumption. It will limit the social and environmental risks in the supply chain. The announcement was made at an event named […]

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Carrefour calls for applications for the Food Waste Challenge

Carrefour calls for applications for the Food Waste Challenge   Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2016-Aug-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour, a partner in the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit in Paris, is launching a call for applications from innovative businesses and startups that have developed solutions to help combat food waste: the Food Waste Challenge. The initiatives proposed […]

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IKEA plans for its first biogas-powered fuel cell system at its store in New Haven, CT

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA, 2016-Aug-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today (08/23/2016 ) announced plans to further the Swedish retailer’s renewable commitment with plans for its first biogas-powered fuel cell system on the east coast, at its store in New Haven, CT. More than a year ago, IKEA completed installation of […]

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Lindex expands Reuse and recycle initiative at all its stores in Sweden and Norway

Lindex expands Reuse and recycle initiative at all its stores in Sweden and Norway   Gothenburg, Sweden, 2016-Aug-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lindex launches the possibility for their customers to hand in used textile for recycling and reuse in all stores in Sweden and Norway. Reuse and recycle is a part of the company’s long […]

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ICA Gruppen releases its 1Q2016 sustainability report

Solna, Sweden, 2016-Aug-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — ICA Gruppen today ( 2016,18 August) presented its sustainability report for the first quarter of 2016. The report addresses important issues and initiatives regarding the environment, quality, ethical trade, health and community engagement. ICA Gruppen’s greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 27% during the period July 2015 to June 2016 compared […]

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Lens Technology commits to run its Apple operations on entirely renewable energy; advancing China’s transition to new green economy

Beijing, 2016-Aug-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Apple today (August 17, 2016) announced a significant commitment by major supplier Lens Technology to run its Apple operations on entirely renewable energy. This unprecedented commitment, combined with zero waste compliance from all final assembly sites, furthers Apple’s efforts to help manufacturers lower their carbon footprint and reduce waste in […]

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Colruyt Group updates on its recycling initiatives

Halle, Belgium, 2016-Aug-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Colruyt Group has managed to recycle an increasing share of its industrial waste, leaving less and less residual waste. In the first six months of 2016, the recycling rate has risen to a record 82.1%, which is an increase of more than two percent over six months ago. […]

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K-food stores report on its food wastage reduction programme

HELSINKI, 2016-Aug-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — K-food stores take food wastage and its reduction seriously. Around 90% of K-food stores cooperate with a local charity operator. In addition, Kesko takes part in a cooperation where biogas produced from biowaste collected from retail stores is utilised as energy. The objective of Kesko’s responsibility programme is to […]

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British Land becomes a member of RE100,

London, 2016-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following on from our switch to renewable electricity purchasing in April 2016, British Land has become a member of RE100, a forward thinking global collaboration of businesses committed to using 100% electricity from renewable sources. The initiative convened by The Climate Group in partnership with Carbon Disclosure Project will […]

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Federated Co-operatives Limited to build two new fertilizer terminals in Western Canada

Saskatoon, SK, Canada, 2016-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) is investing $75 million to build two new state-of-the-art, high-throughput fertilizer terminals in Western Canada. “These are not only investments in agriculture, they are investments in western Canadian communities,” said Scott Banda, CEO of FCL. “The fact that we are building these facilities in […]

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Walgreens installs safe medication disposal kiosks at its pharmacies across 21 states

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Jul-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the first national effort of its kind by a retailer, Walgreens has installed safe medication disposal kiosks at 288 pharmacies across 21 states and Washington D.C. Walgreens is now more than halfway toward its goal, announced in February, of installing medication disposal kiosks at 500 locations around […]

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Starbucks’ One Tree for Every Bag commitment raised 15 million trees to support farming communities in Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador

Seattle, 2016-Jul-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — In countries across Latin America, coffee rust is a plague, making it harder for farmers to produce high-quality coffee. In the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico, coffee rust forced Rolando Lopez to downsize his farm, which is at 50-70 percent of its typical productivity. “We didn’t know that it […]

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SM Seaside City Cebu recognized by the Urban Land Institute Philippines Building Healthy Places Awards in the Commercial-Retail category

Taguig City, Philippines, 2016-Jul-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — SM Prime’s SM Seaside City Cebu was recognized by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Philippines Building Healthy Places Awards in the Commercial-Retail category, last July 14. ULI Philippines’ Building Healthy Places Awards recognize outstanding and innovative projects that add value to the community, promote healthy life choices, and enhance the environment. The entries […]

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Belle International recognized for its environmental efforts with 2015 Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence Certificate of Merit

Shenzhen, China, 2016-Jul-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — To recognize the commitment and effort to the environment, Belle International was presented with the Certificate of Merit (Shops and Retailers) of 2015 Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE) at the presentation ceremony held on 19 April 2016 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The […]

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Stella McCartney unveils her Winter 2016 ad campaign

London, 2016-Jul-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Stella McCartney unveils her Winter 2016 ad campaign images for the first time today in collaboration with iconic American artist Ed Ruscha. Shot in London, the campaign features Amber Valetta and photographed by Harley Weir. Amber Valetta effortlessly embodies the spirit of the modern Stella McCartney woman with Ed […]

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Taco Bell statement regarding Hepatitis A outbreak on Oahu, Hawaii

IRVINE, Calif, 2016-Jul-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — On July 1, The Hawaii State Department of Health announced a Hepatitis A outbreak on Oahu. This week, the Department of Health confirmed that an employee of one our franchisees has tested positive for Hepatitis A. Ensuring the health and wellbeing of customers and team members is our […]

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GGP reaffirms its industry-leading role as an environmentally responsible business in its 2016 sustainability report

CHICAGO, 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — GGP, the owner and operator of 128 high-quality retail properties in the United States, released its annual sustainability report which reaffirms its industry-leading role as an environmentally responsible business and showcases the impacts of its efforts. The company’s sustainability strategy includes programs in areas such as operations and efficiencies, […]

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IKEA plans for biogas-powered fuel cell systems at four more of its California stores

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA , 2016-Jul-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced it is furthering its renewable commitment with plans for biogas-powered fuel cell systems at four more of its California stores. A year ago, IKEA completed installation of such a project at IKEA Emeryville, one of the Swedish company’s […]

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Dunkin’ Donuts to serve 100% espresso beans sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms by the end of this year

Dunkin’ Donuts espresso beverages in U.S. and 16 international markets to be made with 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified™ espresso beans by end of 2016 Rainforest Alliance works around the world to support long-term sustainability and the quality of life for farmers, their families and their communities CANTON, MA, 2016-Jul-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — As a coffee […]

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This summer Stater Bros. Markets will reduce its lighting energy use by 50% in all its supermarkets

San Bernardino, California, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — For over 80 years, Stater Bros. Markets has remained committed to giving back to the communities it serves and is furthering its commitment to those valued communities by voluntarily reducing lighting energy use by 50% in all 168 Stater Bros. supermarket locations during summer months. This reduction […]

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Shoppers to receive $2 Instant Discount on Same-day Binder Purchase at Office Depot and OfficeMax

BOCA RATON, Fla., 2016-Jul-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP), a leading global provider of office products, services, and solutions, through its Office Depot and OfficeMax brands, today announced the launch of its Binder Recycling Program, encouraging shoppers to help preserve the environment by recycling old binders. Starting today, shoppers can bring any […]

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Retail co-operatives across Manitoba help Co-op members and customers Recycle Everywhere

Manitoba, Canada, 2016-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Retail co-operatives across Manitoba are helping Co-op members and customers Recycle Everywhere. The award-winning recycling program, which is administered by the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association, now has a presence in all 43 retail co-operatives in the province. “Co-op is pleased to partner with CBCRA and bring Recycle […]

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Greenpeace ranked Inditex at the top of its Detox Catwalk 2016 classification

The report, compiled by Greenpeace, places the company “ahead of the field” in responsible garment production Arteixo, ESPAÑA, 2016-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Greenpeace has ranked Inditex at the top of its Detox Catwalk 2016 classification, which selects and rates the garment makers it sees as deploying standard-setting practices in the use of sustainable chemical […]

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7‑Eleven to set measurable corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals to reduce its environmental footprint

IRVING, Texas, 2016-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — 7‑Eleven, Inc., the world’s largest convenience retailer, is working with Conservation International (CI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet through science, policy and partnerships, to set measurable corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals to reduce its environmental footprint. 7‑Eleven’s CSR mission […]

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Best Buy joins Keep America Beautiful and the Ad Council to encourage our customers to recycle shipping boxes

Minneapolis, MN, 2016-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — When you toss those cans or boxes into the recycling bin, do you ever wonder what happens to them? We do. At Best Buy, reducing waste is key to our sustainability commitment, and we want to help our customers live more sustainably, too. That’s why we’re joining Keep […]

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H&M sets good example and achieves AVANT-GARDE status according to the Detox Catwalk 2016 report from Greenpeace

Greenpeace has released the Detox Catwalk 2016 report, showing fashion companies’ progress towards zero discharge of hazardous chemicals in the fashion value chain. H&M stands in the best category thanks to our work in the supply chain for a stringent chemicals management. STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2016-Jul-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — As it is stated in the […]

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