Carrefour signs the 2018 French Business Climate Pledge

Carrefour signs the 2018 French Business Climate Pledge   Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2017-Dec-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour signed the 2018 French Business Climate Pledge alongside more than 90 other French companies. Carrefour’s commitments: -> Reduce the CO2 emissions generated by its stores throughout the world by 40% between now and 2025 (compared with 2010 levels), and […]

ALDI receives the 2016 – 2017 “Best of the Best” award from the Environmental Protection Agency

“Best of the Best” Recognition from EPA’s GreenChill Partnership Honors Commitment to Sustainable Refrigeration in 34 Stores Batavia, Ill, 2017-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — ALDI has received the 2016 – 2017 “Best of the Best” award from the Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill Partnership for its use of cutting-edge, environmentally sustainable refrigeration systems in 34 of […]

Iceland supports Greenpeace’s call for the Government to impose bottle Deposit Return Scheme

London, 2017-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Iceland fully supports Greenpeace’s call for the Government to impose a bottle DepositReturn Scheme (DRS). Richard Walker, Director for Sustainability at Iceland Foods, said: “Every minute, a truckload of plastic waste enters our oceans. In Britain, we are failing to recycle up to 16 million single use plastic bottles […]

NEW ZEALAND: Foodstuffs shortlisted in the Efficiency Champion Category for the 2017 Sustainable Business Network Awards

Auckland, New Zealand, 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Foodstuffs has announced today (28 November 2017) that the company is a finalist in the Efficiency Champion Category for the 2017 Sustainable Business Network Awards, thanks to some stunning results in minimising waste. “With 122 sites signed up to the programme we can report the following […]

Kroger launches television and radio ads to boost awareness of its Zero Hunger | Zero Waste initiative

Kroger launches television and radio ads to boost awareness of its Zero Hunger | Zero Waste initiative   CINCINNATI, 2017-Nov-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today (Nov. 24, 2017) announced it has introduced television and radio ads in 191 media markets across the U.S. to increase awareness of its Zero Hunger | […]

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

Carrefour Belgium invites customers to bring their own bags and reusable boxes when shopping from traditional food counters   Belgium, 2017-Nov-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — 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 […]

Wegmans encourages customers to properly recycle plastic bags in honor of America Recycles Day

Rochester, N.Y., 2017-Nov-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — In honor of America Recycles Day, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is encouraging customers to properly recycle plastic bags to prevent them from polluting our waterways, getting tangled in trees and bushes, or ending up in a landfill. There’s no denying plastic bags are useful, convenient and offer benefits […]

KappAhl and Ekoligens developed innovative hangers produced using recycled paper

KappAhl and Ekoligens developed innovative hangers produced using recycled paper   Mölndal, Sweden, 2017-Nov-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Through an exclusive partnership, KappAhl and Ekoligens AB have developed innovative hangers produced using recycled paper. Now these hangers, EcoligentPaper, are being used to display KappAhl’s Limited Edition collection. “We are very happy to have developed a […]

EPA recognizes The Home Depot with a 2017 SmartWay Excellence Award for the fifth consecutive year

ATLANTA, 2017-Nov-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized The Home Depot®, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, with a 2017 SmartWay Excellence Award for the fifth consecutive year. SmartWay recognizes industry leaders in freight, supply chain, environmental performance, and energy efficiency. A charter member of the EPA’s SmartWay […]

KappAhl releases Annual & Sustainability Report 2017

KappAhl releases Annual & Sustainability Report 2017   Mölndal, Sweden, 2017-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the report, President and CEO Danny Feltmann summarizes the year with the words “We have confirmation that our efforts are having effect and our development work is now continuing at a sustained pace. The pace of investment will continue […]

JCPenney highlights its sustainability and community efforts in its 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

PLANO, Texas, 2017-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — JCPenney announced today (Nov. 8, 2017)  the release of its 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, highlighting the Company’s sustainability and community efforts across its operations worldwide. The report, which details activities for fiscal years 2015 and 2016, illustrates the Company’s ongoing commitment to the highest level of corporate […]

Meijer earns 2017 SmartWay® Excellence Award for its outstanding environmental performance and leadership

First year retailer recognized as a SmartWay shipping partner GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2017-Oct-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer is pleased to announce that it earned a 2017 SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its outstanding environmental performance and leadership. The award recognizes the top-performing SmartWay retail and manufacturing shipping partners that demonstrate […]

Cerrado Manifesto: Ahold Delhaize to work together with leading companies to stop forest loss in Brazil

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2017-Oct-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold Delhaize has joined 22 other leading retailers and food companies to endorse a letter of support for the Cerrado Manifesto, a global pledge to work toward halting forest loss associated with soybean production and cattle expansion in the Cerrado, a vast tropical savanna in Brazil. The announcement was made on October […]

Esprit publishes its third sustainability report

Ratingen, Germany, 2017-Oct-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — On October 13, 2017, Esprit published its third sustainability report. In the successfully completed FY16/17, Esprit continued to extend its sustainability activities and developed concrete guidelines along which it will orientate its actions and measures. Substantial headway has been made over the past two years in particular […]

Delhaize Belgium trials “urban farm” on its store’s rooftop

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Oct-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Delhaize Belgium is testing an innovative “urban farm” on the roof of one of its stores in the Brussels area. The farm, consisting of a garden and a greenhouse, will allow Delhaize customers to buy freshly picked vegetables that are grown exclusively on-site. The brand is the first […]

LVMH holds successful second DARE (Disrupt, Act, Risk to be an Entrepreneur) event

LVMH holds successful second DARE (Disrupt, Act, Risk to be an Entrepreneur) event   Paris, 2017-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following the success of its first DARE (Disrupt, Act, Risk to be an Entrepreneur) event in July, LVMH organized a second edition from October 9-11 focused on the environment. Sustainable development connected with entrepreneurial drive, creativity and […]

Keep America Beautiful and NACS partner for a new guide on trash management

ALEXANDRIA, Va., and STAMFORD, Conn., 2017-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Keep America Beautiful and the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) have partnered to produce the new resource, “Being a Good Neighbor: A Guide to Reducing Litter, Managing Trash and Encouraging Recycling.” The guide provides quick and easy tips for convenience stores to improve […]

MANGO launches second capsule collection of sustainable fashion as part of the Take Action programme

MANGO’s goal is that 50% of the cotton used in its collections will be of sustainable origin by 2022. MANGO launches new sustainable fibres in the Committed collection as part of the Take Action programme. Barcelona, 2017-Oct-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — MANGO is continuing its commitment to sustainability and is strengthening its Take Action […]

Office Depot recognizes companies for their Commitment to Greener Purchasing

Boca Raton, 2017-Oct-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP), a leading provider of office supplies, business products and services delivered through an omnichannel platform, today (October 16, 2017) announced that it is recognizing forward-thinking companies from across the country for their leadership in greener purchasing. “One of the unique ways Office Depot promotes […]

LVMH: DARE – Disrupt, Act, Risk to be an Entrepreneur program is back

LVMH: DARE – Disrupt, Act, Risk to be an Entrepreneur program is back   Paris, 2017-Oct-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — 60 participants, 11 teams, 3 projects selected … DARE – Disrupt, Act, Risk to be an Entrepreneur – the open innovation and professional development program for LVMH staff, is back! The second edition, dubbed “DARE […]

H&M group partners with re:newcell to achieve its goal in becoming 100% circular

H&M group partners with re:newcell to achieve its goal in becoming 100% circular   H&M group have partnered with Swedish company re:newcell, whose unique technology recycles used cotton, viscose and other cellulosic fibers into a new, more sustainable dissolving pulp. The pulp can be turned into new textile fibers and be fed into the textile […]

Costa Coffee signs the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment to accelerate recycling of paper cups in UK

London, 2017-Oct-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Organisations from across the paper cup supply chain have signed an agreement with the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE UK) to accelerate UK recycling of PE lined paper cups. The cross-industry collaboration will work towards delivering a long-term, nationwide paper cup recycling solution which complements and builds […]

The Home Depot’s commitment to promoting water efficiency recognized with 2017 WaterSense® Sustained Excellence Award

ATLANTA, 2017-Oct-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized The Home Depot®, with a 2017 WaterSense® Sustained Excellence Award for its commitment to promoting the value of water efficiency to its customers, encouraging innovation within its vendors and supplier base, and for decreasing water use within its operational footprint. […]

NEW ZEALAND: New World unveils new initiatives to reducing the impact of plastic waste in the environment

Auckland, New Zealand, 2017-Oct-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — New World is committed to reducing the impact of plastic waste in our environment – and the BagVote campaign was just the start. When we launched the project the discussion was all about introducing a levy, so we wanted to ask our customers what they thought. […]

Stockmann’s plastic bag campaign raised EUR 20,000 for WWF’s activities to protect the Baltic Sea

Stockmann’s plastic bag campaign raised EUR 20,000 for WWF’s activities to protect the Baltic Sea   Helsinki, Finland, 2017-Oct-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Stockmann’s plastic bag campaign during September was a success. In September, only about one in three department store customers decided to buy a single-use carrier bag, whereas before the majority of purchases […]

Carrefour Belgium takes part in the Retail Clean-up Days on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 October

Belgium, 2017-Oct-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the second year in a row, Carrefour Belgium is getting its employees involved in an environmental cause. Staff at Carrefour Hypermarkets and Carrefour Market stores will be taking part in the Retail Clean-up Days. Armed with bin bags, they will go and pick up rubbish lying on the roads within […]

H&M group emerges as one of the top performing brands in the Sustainable Cotton Ranking 2017

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2017-Oct-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Yesterday (2 OCT, 2017), WWF, Solidaridad and Pesticide Action Network UK released their Sustainable Cotton Ranking 2017 were they are assessing company performance in connection to sustainable cotton cultivation. “We are very happy to have been highlighted as one of the top performing brands in the Sustainable Cotton […]

IKEA to recycle used mattresses as part of its sustainability strategy

Conshohocken, PA, 2017-Oct-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA U.S. announced today that in keeping with its sustainability strategy of ‘waste to resources’ it will be recycling all of its used mattresses. This includes old mattresses (any brand) that are picked up when new IKEA mattresses are delivered*, as well as all returned mattresses at IKEA […]

LVMH celebrates the 25th anniversary of its Environment Department

LVMH celebrates the 25th anniversary of its Environment Department   Paris, 2017-Sep-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — LVMH celebrates the 25th anniversary of the creation of the Group’s Environment Department on Wednesday, September 20th. LVMH will bring together CEOs from Group Maisons and prominent environmental experts for a special evening dubbed “Future LIFE”. The event offers […]

LVMH Environment Department to mark its 25th anniversary with new objectives in the LIFE 2020 program

Paris, 2017-Sep-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — As the LVMH Environment Department prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary, including a livestream on Facebook, discover the ambitious new objectives in the LIFE (LVMH Initiatives For the Environment) 2020 program. This roadmap will further boost the environmental performance of the LVMH Group and each of its Maisons. The […]