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4 Sustainability Trends Among Retailers

Retailers face major challenges when it comes to sustainability. They source products made all over the world. They use lots of energy to keep stores well lit and comfortable.  They sells products that could one day end up in landfills. But a new report from the Retail Industry Leaders Association says many retailers are taking bold steps to reduce their environmental footprints.
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Wal-Mart Wants To Sell More Local Produce

Business & Finance / Entrepreneurship : Business Opportunities (4 years ago)

The Associated Press is reporting that Wal-Mart Stores plans to double its sales of locally sourced produce in the U.S. by the end of 2015. The move by the world’s biggest retailer is part of a new sustainable agriculture strategy t... Read Post

COST-COMPETIVE NEW ENERGY, GERMANY’S 'GIFT TO THE WORLD’

Utilities / Energy : NewEnergyNews (2 hours ago)

Thank Germany for Falling Prices of Solar Panels and Wind Turbines Harold L. Sirkin, November 18, 2014 (Bloomberg BusinessWeek) “…[N]early 30 percent of Germany’s electric power comes from renewable energy sources, and the percentag... Read Post

From Kickstarter to retail: Pebble smartwatch comes to Best Buy

Technology : GigaOM (last year)

Few products funded by crowdsourcing ever see the light of day, let alone store shelves of a major retailer. Pebble continues to buck the odds with its smartwatch, working an exclusive deal to sell the wearable at Best Buy. Read Post


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