Category Archives: Sustainability

Retailers at NRF’s Global Supply Chain Summit are learning about how to make their supply chains more effective and serve their businesses better. And, as they learned at one session, that sometimes includes giving stuff away. Charles Johnston, director of the repair and liquidation center at The Home Depot, joined Good360 Vice President of donor Relations Doyle […]

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Earlier this week, we highlighted a few retailers who are working to find greener and more sustainable ways to run their businesses. And for retailers looking to reduce their total carbon footprint, the supply chain – a big piece of the carbon footprint pie – can’t be ignored. As Forbes recently illustrated in an article highlighting […]

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Green is the new black in retail. And it has been for years. More than ever these days, shoppers are paying attention to businesses that choose to make sustainable choices when it comes to product development, community initiatives, business practices and even retail models. According to Edelman’s Good Purpose survey, “at least monthly” purchases of […]

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‘Tis the season for giving, and retailers are ramping up cause-related campaigns to support their favorite charitable organizations. But for many retailers, giving back is simply ingrained in the way they do business year-round. Ahead of her appearance on a keynote panel at Retail’s BIG Show next month, we reached out to Jeannette Ferran Astorga, […]

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As the retail supply chain becomes increasingly complex and integrated, strong partnerships between retailers and transportation providers become even more critical to ensuring an efficient, effective supply chain. Building those partnerships is key, and that’s what many supply chain executives will be doing at the NRF Global Supply Chain Summit, May 6 to 8 in […]

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After more than two decades managing supply chain organizations, you could say Rajan Penkar, SVP & President, Supply Chain, Sears Holdings Corporation, knows more than a little bit about the business. So we were thrilled when he agreed to be our keynote speaker at the upcoming NRF Global Supply Chain Summit, May 6 to 8 […]

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Does someone have to lose in business for others to win? Should shareholders always come first? Kip Tindell, Chairman and CEO of The Container Store, says absolutely not. Kip is a leader in a growing movement called Conscious Capitalism, which teaches that business leaders can create shared value by making their companies more successful and […]

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On January 1, 2012, legislation will go into effect that will dramatically impact the sale of light bulbs in the U.S. We don’t write about light bulbs often (or ever), but because this has been an interesting issue in the media, we thought we’d get the facts on how this new energy-saving policy will impact […]

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Donating unwanted products to organizations that help people in times of need is undoubtedly a win-win for retailers. But as many companies have found, getting the right products to the right people isn’t always easy. Recipients have to be vetted, distribution has to be arranged, and goods often have to be tracked. Doing this project […]

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While 2010 was a year of recovery for parts of the U.S. economy and the retail sector in particular, it was also fraught with significant challenges, especially for those involved in supply chain operations. Retailers faced many issues in 2010 that challenged their ability to bring products to market, including a lack of available capacity […]

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