Carrefour introduces the first free range chicken reared without antibiotic treatments in Spain

Carrefour introduces the first free range chicken reared without antibiotic treatments in Spain   Spain, 2018-Mar-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour Spain has launched the first free range chicken reared without antibiotic treatments in the country as part of the strategy announced by Carrefour Group to make our company a reference in food transition. This […]

Stockmann presents CSR review 2017

Helsinki, Finland, 2018-Mar-05 — /EPR Retail News/ —  In 2018, Stockmann focuses on inspiring the customers with even more responsible choices. The department store invests especially in the sustainability of its own brand product range and the reduction of its environmental impact. The just released CSR review 2017 tells about our efforts towards more responsible […]

Costa Coffee teams up with Keep Britain Tidy to support the Great British Spring Clean

Costa Coffee teams up with Keep Britain Tidy to support the Great British Spring Clean   LONDON, 2018-Mar-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Costa Coffee, the nation’s favourite coffee shop brand, is gearing up for their biggest-ever litter-pick by teaming up with Keep Britain Tidy this month to support the Great British Spring Clean. Team members […]

Dunkin’ Donuts to eliminate all polystyrene foam cups in its global supply chain beginning in spring 2018

Dunkin’ Donuts to eliminate all polystyrene foam cups in its global supply chain beginning in spring 2018   New double-walled paper cups to phase into U.S. restaurants beginning spring 2018 CANTON, MA, 2018-Feb-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of its commitment to serve both people and the planet responsibly, Dunkin’ Donuts, a leading […]

K Group: All Pirkka cosmetic products are free of microplastics since 1 January 2018

K Group: All Pirkka cosmetic products are free of microplastics since 1 January 2018   Helsinki, Finland, 2018-Feb-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Cosmetic products often use small microbeads that are able to pass through wastewater treatment facilities to water bodies. Microplastics are an environmental risk in waterways due to their longevity. In 2017, K Group […]

Asda sets out plans on how it will reduce its use of plastic

Asda sets out plans on how it will reduce its use of plastic   Leeds, UK, 2018-Feb-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (February 5, 2018), Asda has become the first of the “big four” supermarkets to set out detailed plans about how it will reduce its use of plastic. The supermarket, which accounts for […]

H&M Foundation releases its Annual Report 2017 – A Catalyst for Change

H&M Foundation releases its Annual Report 2017 – A Catalyst for Change   H&M Foundation’s Annual Report 2017 – A Catalyst for Change – covers the work we have achieved together with our experienced partners within our focus areas Education, Water, Equality and Planet, during 2017. STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2018-Jan-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — During our […]

Co-op develops a fully biodegradable paper tea bag

Co-op develops a fully biodegradable paper tea bag   MANCHESTER, UK, 2018-Jan-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op is brewing up a fully biodegradable paper tea bag, making it the first retailer to find a solution to the problem of plastic waste caused by the nation’s favourite beverage. The convenience retailer’s famous own-brand 99 tea will be […]

Kroger invests in a new anaerobic digester at its manufacturing plant in Greensburg, Indiana as part of its Zero Hunger | Zero Waste initiative

Company’s second anaerobic digester supports Zero Hunger | Zero Waste goals CINCINNATI, 2018-Jan-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announced today (Jan. 26, 2018) the successful startup of a new wastewater treatment system—an anaerobic digester—at K.B. Specialty Foods, a manufacturing plant owned and operated by the company in Greensburg, Indiana. “Kroger recently […]

Kesko ranked 31st on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list; the only Finnish company included in the list every year

Helsinki, Finland, 2018-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko has been ranked 31st on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list, and as the most sustainable trading sector company in the world. Kesko is the only Finnish company to be included in the list every year since it was established in 2005. “We at […]

H&M group the most frequently praised company by NGOs and activists in 2017 according to SIGWATCH

SIGWATCH, the world market leader in analysis of NGO and activist campaigns, has recently published the ranking of the most praised companies by activists in 2017. STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2018-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Out of all companies in the world, H&M group was the most frequently praised one by NGOs and activists in 2017. This is […]

Waitrose commits to not sell any own label food in black plastic beyond 2019

LONDON, 2018-Jan-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — And black plastic will not be used for Waitrose meat, fish, fruit and veg by end of this year Waitrose has pledged to not sell any own label food in black plastic beyond 2019 – this is the earliest date a supermarket has committed to removing black plastic […]

Lindex donates 280 000 euro to STEPS and WaterAid through the One Bag Habit initiative

The consumption of bags in Lindex Swedish stores has decreased significant since the launch of One Bag Habit on June 1, 2017. Only about 30 per cent of Lindex customers have chosen to buy a bag which means that Lindex now to donates 280 000 euro to STEPS and WaterAid. Göteborg, Sweden, 2018-Jan-18 — /EPR […]

McDonald’s commits to 100 percent renewable, recycled, or certified sources for its packaging by 2025

Oak Brook, IL, 2018-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Jan 16, 2018), McDonald’s announces goals to improve its packaging and help significantly reduce waste to positively impact the communities the company serves around the world. By 2025, 100 percent of McDonald’s guest packaging will come from renewable, recycled, or certified sources with a preference for […]

IKEA: all sourcing of eggs, chicken, pork, beef, dairy, and salmon will be compliant with The IKEA Food Better Programs by 2025

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA, 2018-Jan-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — The IKEA Food Better Programs frame IKEA Food’s global vision for sustainable agriculture. They consist of a set of sourcing criteria for all the major species in our supply chain with a focus on farmed animal welfare, antibiotics use and our environmental footprint at the farm level. They also […]

BESTSELLER publishes strategic action points on post-consumer textile waste

BESTSELLER publishes strategic action points on post-consumer textile waste as part of the Global Fashion Agenda’s Call To Action. BRANDE, Denmark, 2017-Dec-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — BESTSELLER is Strategic Partner in the Global Fashion Agenda, a group working to set a common direction for industry efforts on sustainability. Today, BESTSELLER announces three strategic action points […]

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 […]