LVMH recognized best practices at its Houses during its first LVMH Store Environment Awards

LVMH recognized best practices at its Houses during its first LVMH Store Environment Awards   Paris, 2016-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — The first edition of the LVMH Store Environment Awards took place on November 8. The awards recognize best practices at the retail locations of LVMH Houses. Organized at the initiative of Antonio Belloni, Group […]

METRO AG signs corporate declaration on Climate Action Plan 2050 for Germany

The Plan falls in line with METRO GROUP’s own climate action goals for 2030 and with the goals of the Paris Climate Change Conference Strong signal for an ambitious and concrete Climate Action Plan that offers sufficient planning security for companies Climate action creates jobs and makes companies fit for the future 41 companies and […]

Stella McCartney to address issue of deforestation and sustainable sourcing of viscose at the 2016 Kering Talk

Stella McCartney to address issue of deforestation and sustainable sourcing of viscose at the 2016 Kering Talk   On 14 November 2016, Stella McCartney will address the issue of deforestation and sustainable sourcing of viscose, one of the most used fabrics in the world, at the 2016 Kering Talk. London, 2016-Nov-03 — /EPR Retail News/ […]

M&S Energy Community Energy Fund winners announced

Following a staggering 78,837 votes by the general public, 19 projects have been awarded grants from the M&S Energy Community Energy Fund. Judges including Sir Ed Davey, have also awarded a further seven projects up to £12,500 each. The project has helped customers get involved and Spark Something Good through donations  for their preferred project, […]

KappAhl launches film series Make it feel right to guide and inspire consumers to sustainable clothing consumption

Mölndal, Sweden, 2016-Nov-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — We buy 12 kilos of clothes and textiles per person, per year – and throw away 8 kilos in our household rubbish. This, despite the fact that 95% of what we bin could gain a new lease of life in the clothing cycle. With its film series […]

Whole Foods Market stores in New York City to give back 5% of November 2 sales to NYC city parks

NEW YORK, N.Y., 2016-Nov-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market stores in New York City are joining forces with various city parks to celebrate the retailer’s 5% Community Giving Day. On Wednesday, November 2, 5% of the day’s collective net sales from all 10 Whole Foods Market stores in Manhattan and Brooklyn will benefit […]

Stockmann to reduce the amount of plastic waste and litter as part of its commitment to sustainable development

Helsinki, Finland, 2016-Nov-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Stockmann wants to be a forerunner in environmental issues and to reduce the amount of plastic waste and litter for its part. In order to reduce the amount of plastic bags, several actions including communications and advising will be introduced in Stockmann department stores during 2017. The actions […]

The winners of the M&S Energy Community Energy Fund announced

Following a staggering 78,837 votes by the general public, 19 projects have been awarded grants from the M&S Energy Community Energy Fund. Judges including Sir Ed Davey, have also awarded a further seven projects up to £12,500 each. The project has helped customers get involved and Spark Something Good through donations  for their preferred project, […]

Sainsbury’s Waste less, Save more: 1.8 million full roast dinners wasted every month in UK

Sainsbury’s Waste less, Save more: 1.8million full roast dinners wasted every month in UK   London, 2016-Nov-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Britons prepare 108 million on average every month, eat one per week, and half of people rank it as their favourite autumn meal. But despite our love affair with the roast dinner, we […]

K-Group commits itself to actions aimed at reducing the consumption of plastic bags

The K-Group contributes to the effort to reduce the amount of plastic litter that ends up in water bodies and elsewhere in the natural environment. In its commitment to The Society’s Commitment to Sustainable Development published today, the K-Group commits itself to actions aimed at reducing the consumption of plastic bags. HELSINKI, Finland, 2016-Nov-01 — […]

Shopping centre Iso Omena to build the largest solar power plant realised in a Finnish retail property

Shopping centre Iso Omena to build the largest solar power plant realised in a Finnish retail property   Helsinki,  Finland, 2016-Oct-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shopping centre Iso Omena plans to build a large solar power system. When complete, this will be the largest solar power plant realised in a Finnish retail property. To be […]

Sheetz opens its 10th E85 and E15 Biofuel station in Virginia

ALTOONA, Pa., 2016-Oct-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience retailers, celebrated the impact of the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) Biofuel Infrastructure Project Grant with the opening of its 10th E85 and E15 Biofuel station in Virginia on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership, which […]

Tesco installs pumpkin rescue stations in stores this Halloween

Tesco installs pumpkin rescue stations in stores this Halloween   This Halloween we’re working with environmental charity Hubbub to save pumpkins from going to waste. CHESHUNT, England, 2016-Oct-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — It might be getting spooky, as the ghouls and goblins begin to descend on London, but research suggests that it’s pumpkins that […]

Delaware North’s Yellowstone General Stores warehouse awarded Zero Waste Certificate by the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council

Delaware North’s Yellowstone General Stores warehouse awarded Zero Waste Certificate by the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council   WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont., 2016-Oct-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. Zero Waste Business Council has awarded Delaware North a Zero Waste Certificate for its environmentally-friendly operation of the Yellowstone General Stores warehouse. The highly-acclaimed certification is […]

#LuLuSaveWaterChallenge announces winners

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2016-Oct-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Going in sync with UAE’s vision towards a sustainable environment, LuLu Group International had combined forces with the ADDC to bring forth awareness towards conserving water through the #LuLuSaveWaterChallenge in March, 2016. The campaign aimed at creating awareness and guiding the residents of Abu Dhabi in conserving […]

New World encourages customers to be more environmentally friendly with new reward scheme

New World stores in the North Island are taking the lead in an attempt to reduce the number of plastic bags used at checkout.  Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-Oct-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — From Monday the 24th of October North Island New World customers will receive 5 cents off their shop for each reusable bag […]

Colruyt Group CEO Jef Colruyt awarded the first Joule Prize for Renewable Energy by Organisation for Renewable Energy

Halle, Belgium, 2016-Oct-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Colruyt Group CEO Jef Colruyt received the first Joule Prize for Renewable Energy from Flemish Energy Minister Bart Tommelein at the Flemish Parliament. The prize was presented by the Organisation for Renewable Energy (ODE), the sector federation for renewable energy in Flanders. The ODE awards the prize to […]

Foodstuffs environmental sustainability efforts recognised by WasteMINZ Awards for Excellence

Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-Oct-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kiwi-owned supermarket operator Foodstuffs has again had its environmental sustainability efforts recognised, this time by the waste management industry’s WasteMINZ Awards for Excellence. Foodstuffs, in partnership with its waste services provider EnviroNZ, won the award for “Best project or initiative in the commercial or public sectors”, […]

Unilever, hypermart to build better world for children through the 2nd campaign of BrightFuture

Lippo Village, Tangerang, 2016-Oct-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — A good future for the next generations is important to be prepared from an early age of the children in Indonesia and around the world. Recognizing the importance of this issue, Unilever re-invite hypermart in a collaboration to build a better world for children through the 2nd […]

DESPAR Partner Ergon brings trash compactors for plastic bottles and detergent containers at INTERSPAR and EUROSPAR in Sicily

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, 2016-Oct-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — It is increasingly common in Italy for recycling to be available at supermarkets. DESPAR Partner Ergon has partnered with the local environmental organisation Ricicla Ragusa, to make available two trash compactors for plastic bottles and detergent containers at INTERSPAR Le Dune in Ragusa and EUROSPAR in […]

Die Migros Zuzwil ist der erste PlusEnergie-Supermarkt der Schweiz

Die Migros Zuzwil ist der erste PlusEnergie-Supermarkt der Schweiz   Gossau, Switzerland , 2016-Oct-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Die Migros Zuzwil ist der erste PlusEnergie-Supermarkt der Schweiz. Das bedeutet, dass sie mehr Energie produziert als sie selbst verbraucht. Am 18. Oktober wird die Filiale mit dem Schweizer Solarpreis-/PlusEnergieBau-Diplom ausgezeichnet. „Seit Generationen sind wir mit unseren […]

Commissary in partnership with Military OneSource offers free reusable shopping bags to shoppers

FORT LEE, Va., 2016-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Commissary shoppers can get free reusable shopping bags imprinted with important contact information about services available to them thanks to a partnership with Military OneSource. Beginning Oct. 28, commissary patrons worldwide will receive the free shopping bags, distributed one-per-customer while supplies last. Military OneSource distributed 4,800 […]

Kesko to reduce its energy consumption by 7.5% through various saving measures in 2017-2025

HELSINKI, 2016-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko participates in the 2017-2025 action plan of the commerce sector Energy Efficiency Agreement. In accordance with the agreement, Kesko commits itself to reducing its energy consumption by 7.5% through various saving measures. All K-Group store chains are included in the agreement. The Energy Efficiency Agreement for Industries is […]

MIGROS HAT DIE LEISTUNGSSTÄRKSTE SOLARANLAGE AUSGEBAUT

MIGROS HAT DIE LEISTUNGSSTÄRKSTE SOLARANLAGE AUSGEBAUT   Gossau, Switzerland, 2016-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Die Migros betreibt das grösste Solarkraftwerk der Schweiz und hat jetzt die Anlage nochmals ausgebaut. Die Solaranlage auf den Dächern der Migros-Verteilbetrieb Neuendorf AG (MVN AG) produziert neu Strom für 1’900 Haushalte.Mit dem Bau des vierten neuen Tiefkühllagers hat die […]

Weis Markets honored with three Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) GreenChill Awards

Sunbury, PA, 2016-Oct-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets (NYSE:WMK) today (October 12, 2016) announced it is the recipient of three Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) GreenChill Awards. The company was recognized in the categories of Most Improved Emissions Rate, Superior Goal Achievement and Store Re-Certification Excellence, as a result of its refrigerant management programs, reduced emissions […]

National Recycling Coalition recognized Weis Markets for its food waste composting initiative

SUNBURY, Pa., 2016-Oct-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets, Inc. (NYSE:WMK) announced today (October 12, 2016) that the National Recycling Coalition (NRC) recently recognized the food retailer for its food waste composting initiative, and its reusable and plastic bag recycling programs with the 2016 annual “Business Leadership in Recycling Award.” “We are honored and proud […]

Grand & Toy releases its seventh annual Corporate Sustainability Report

TORONTO, 2016-Oct-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Grand & Toy, an affiliate of global office products provider Office Depot, Inc., today (September 26, 2016) released its seventh annual Corporate Sustainability Report, (CSR) available now at grandandtoy.com/2015csr. The report highlights progress across several key areas including recycling and green product initiatives, including the reduction of waste and […]

PARKnSHOP Food Safety Laboratory received Organochlorine Pesticides Residue Testing Accreditation from HOKLAS

PARKnSHOP Food Safety Laboratory received Organochlorine Pesticides Residue Testing Accreditation from HOKLAS   HongKong, 2016-Oct-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — PARKnSHOP Food Safety Laboratory received the Accreditation for Organochlorine Pesticides Residue Testing under the Hong Kong Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (HOKLAS), granted by the Hong Kong Accreditation Service under the Innovation and Technology Commission, recognizing PARKnSHOP’s […]

Whole Foods Market honored with 2015-2016 “Best of the Best” award from EPA’s GreenChill Partnership

AUSTIN, Texas, 2016-Oct-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market has received the 2015-2016 “Best of the Best” award from the Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill Partnership for using an advanced, more environmentally sustainable refrigeration system at its Dublin, California, store. The award is presented annually to one or more GreenChill-certified stores demonstrating innovation in advanced refrigeration […]

EPA recognized The Home Depot® with 2016 WaterSense® Sustained Excellence Award

ATLANTA, 2016-Oct-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized The Home Depot®, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, with a 2016 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 […]