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 […]

New World Blenheim celebrates its Little Garden campaign with newly revamped gardens designed by Xanthe White

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 2017-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Already one of the most beautiful parts of the country – Blenheim now has some new and improved gardens thanks to some hard work from locals. “We wanted to go all out to celebrate this year’s Little Garden campaign,” says Melanie Shore, owner-operator of New World […]

NEW ZEALAND: New World announces new effort to help reduce pollution

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 2017-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — New World supermarkets are giving customers the opportunity to vote on whether to keep plastic bags free or bring in a five or 10 cent charge for each plastic bag they use at the checkout – in a concerted effort to reduce pollution. If customers vote […]

Colruyt: Eoly sponsors the Belgian Solar Team for the World Solar Race in Australia

Halle, Belgium, 2017-Sep-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — October 8 will see the start of the World Solar Race in Australia. This is a biannual race for solar-powered cars. The international race is approximately 3,000 kilometres long and crosses Australia. This year Eoly, Colruyt Group’s green energy manufacturer and supplier, is one of the official partners […]

7‑Eleven launches test program called RENEW at 95 stores in Portland, Seattle and Madison, Wisconsin

IRVING, TEXAS, 2017-Sep-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — 7‑Eleven, Inc. is furthering its commitment to reduce its energy footprint by launching a test program called RENEWTM this month at 95 stores in Portland, Seattle and Madison, Wisconsin. RENEW is a reduced emissions program 7‑Eleven®is launching in collaboration with GreenPrint, a company promoting sustainability through the retail gasoline, […]

H&M group and WWF announce new initiative to help Turkey tackle its water challenges

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2017-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — During a high-level session at World Water Week in Stockholm, H&M group and WWF today (29 AUG, 2017) announced a new initiative to help Turkey tackle its water challenges, particularly pollution, and ensure sustainable, clean water supplies for businesses, people and nature. Building on the success of previous […]

REI invested $1 million in organizations that create opportunities to connect women and girls to nature

New $500,000 Force of Nature Fund supports 26 nonprofits across the country  Over 500 organizations responded to REI’s call for submissions SEATTLE, 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of its commitment to create access to the outdoors for all, REI has invested $1 million in organizations across the country that are creating opportunities to […]

NCR announces Court approval of the consent decree settlement to resolve the Wisconsin Fox River environmental cleanup

DULUTH, Ga., 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) today (August 24, 2017) announced Court approval of the consent decree settlement it entered into in January 2017 with the United States Government and the State of Wisconsin to effectively resolve the Wisconsin Fox River environmental cleanup and related Superfund litigation. “Approval of […]

Apple to build new data center in Waukee, Iowa; facility will run entirely on renewable energy

Facility Outside Des Moines Will Run on 100 Percent Renewable Energy Des Moines, Iowa, 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Apple today (AUGUST 24, 2017) announced plans to build a 400,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art data center in Waukee, Iowa, to better serve North American users of iMessage, Siri, the App Store and other Apple services. Like all […]

7‑Eleven® receives Alliance to Save Energy “Built Environment” award

7‑Eleven honored for its efforts to reduce energy consumption and improve efficiency IRVING, 2017-Aug-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Alliance to Save Energy has awarded 7‑Eleven® with the Alliance to Save Energy “Built Environment” award for its commitment to reducing energy consumption and improving efficiency in its stores. 7‑Eleven has successfully decreased electricity use […]

The Home Depot® expands its alternative energy portfolio with additional solar rooftop installations at 50 stores

ATLANTA, 2017-Aug-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Home Depot® today (Aug 17, 2017) announced the addition of solar installations at 50 stores as it continues to expand its alternative energy portfolio, essentially creating mini solar farms out of unused rooftops. The project will reduce electricity grid demand by an estimated 30 to 35 percent annually […]

Solar Brokers Canada and Lowe’s Canada to provide solar energy installation services to homeowners throughout Ontario

TORONTO (ON) and BOUCHERVILLE (QC), 2017-Aug-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Solar Brokers Canada, one of the largest residential solar providers in Canada, its affiliate Green Lion Eco Group, a solar engineering and project management company, and Lowe’s Canada, a leading home improvement company operating more than 600 stores in Canada under different banners, today […]

Albert Heijn-DC in Pijnacker krijgt ruim 10.000 zonnepanelen

Albert Heijn-DC in Pijnacker krijgt ruim 10.000 zonnepanelen   Zaandam, Netherlands, 2017-Aug-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Vandaag legde Anneke de Vries, SVP Real Estate, Construction and Franchise bij Albert Heijn, het eerste zonnepaneel op het dak van het distributiecentrum in Pijnacker. In totaal krijgt het DC 10.788 zonnepanelen die op jaarbasis 1.387 ton CO2 reduceren. […]

British Land installed 1,100 solar panels at its Serpentine Green Regional retail centre in Peterborough

British Land installed 1,100 solar panels at its Serpentine Green Regional retail centre in Peterborough   London, 2017-Aug-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — British Land has installed 1,100 solar panels at its 337,000 sq ft Serpentine Green Regional retail centre in Peterborough, in one of the UK’s largest retail rooftop solar projects. The solar installation […]

Tesco: new ‘Bag for Life’ to replace single use carrier bags; sales of the bag will fund community projects across Britain

Tesco: new ‘Bag for Life’ to replace single use carrier bags; sales of the bag will fund community projects across Britain   CHESHUNT, England, 2017-Aug-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has today ( 08 Aug 2017 ) announced that from 28 August single use carrier bags will be replaced by a new ‘Bag for Life’ made […]

Textilbündnis: REWE Group verabschiedet eigenen Maßnahmenplan

Textilbündnis: REWE Group verabschiedet eigenen Maßnahmenplan   Bereits 70 Prozent der Textilien aus nachhaltigerer Baumwolle Koln, Germany, 2017-Aug-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Mit dem Beitritt zum „Bündnis für nachhaltige Textilien“ im Jahr 2015 hat sich die REWE Group verpflichtet, die ökologischen, sozialen und ökonomischen Bedingungen in internationalen textilen Lieferketten nachhaltig zu verbessern. Dazu gehört […]