Tag Archives: Sustainability

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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‘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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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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According to Paco Underhill, Founder and CEO of Envirosell, a true sustainable environment will be the result of a fundamental change in how we live. Sustainable business practices, and living a green life, is no longer a political or financial issue. It’s simply a moral one. In this morning’s Sustainability Symposium keynote presentation, “The Many […]

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Well, there are definitely more than seven new and exciting things about this year’s Annual Convention, but here are a few of the top items you won’t want to miss if you’re attending next week’s show. 1. Retail’s BIG Show goes mobile. As much as shoppers are relying on mobile retail sites, we thought we’d […]

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As retailers close the books on September, they’re looking ahead to the all-important fourth quarter and, of course, the holiday season. While businesses last month prepped for their most crucial time of year, they were also planning for 2011, so many of the most popular items on NRF’s website were for educational opportunities on topics […]

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From leading the EPA’s Climate Leaders program to consulting for a company at the forefront of sustainable business practices, SAP’s Jim Sullivan knows a thing or two about corporate sustainability. Before speaking on a webinar this Wednesday presented by NRF’s Sustainable Retailing Consortium, Jim took a few moments to share thought-provoking insights on building a […]

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We’ve covered a fair amount of greentailing topics on Retail’s BIG Blog, but no other day of the year is it more appropriate to celebrate the ways retailers are doing their share to preserve and protect this beautiful earth. Earth Day has come a long way, 40 years to be exact. Who knew 40 years […]

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All this talk about the economy, social media and mobile can make it easy for retailers to take their eye off another major industry trend: sustainability. In a wide-ranging Q&A, packaging expert Ken Saeckl, Chief Operating Officer at Gunther Mele and Co-Chairman of NRF’s Sustainable Retailing Consortium, provides an overview of trends in sustainability, how […]

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James Dion presented the brand-new Sustainable Retailing Scorecard this morning in his session, Measuring Sustainability: Presenting the Sustainable Retailing Consortium Scorecard. You can find the scorecard and many more resources at www.nrf.com/sustainability. The scorecard, which Dion acknowledged is a work in progress, allows companies to determine how they’re doing with regard to sustainable practices, and […]

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