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.
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
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
Ikea is the latest company to commit to using only sustainably sourced palm oil. The company isn’t a major palm oil user but says palm oil can be found in the manufacturing of a small number of Ikea products, mainly in candles and a... Read Post