A change in consumer behavior and more visibility to packaging reduction and plastic waste has brought a new lens to how consumers are viewing their favorite brands, especially in retail. For businesses, this has a huge impact on brand loyalty, product choices, and the bottom line. What are the most relevant ESG issues in the retail sector?
Over the past year, health and safety leaders in the retail industry have had to adapt quickly, not only to keep stores running, but also to ensure they are doing so safely. “Navigating the pandemic is like changing the tires on a moving car,” said one of the retail Health and Safety Managers. Many retailers found themselves getting creative with business models. Grocery stores implemented in-store safety measures to keep their doors open while other retailers shifted to filling online orders in-store to relieve stress on distribution centers.
PARIS, December 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today announced its members are working together on actions to support vulnerable communities, part of a coordinated, global response to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on those who have been hit hardest by the pandemic.
20 of the world’s leading consumer goods companies, members of The Consumer Goods Forum, take collective action to address the challenge of forced labour in their supply chains
In line with international agreements, Coalition members have developed a framework for deploying forced labour-focused Human Rights Due Diligence systems in their operations to identify, remedy and prevent forced labour risks and impacts
PARIS, November 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) announces five projects, as part of its Product Data Coalition of Action, that are designed to address two fundamental challenges in the industry’s data exchange processes.
Leading Retailers and Closed Loop Partners Unite to Tackle Retail Bag Waste
DEERFIELD, Ill., July 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Walgreens announced today that it has joined the Center for the Circular Economy at Closed Loop Partners and other leading retailers in a groundbreaking consortium that aims to reinvent the single-use plastic retail bag. The goal of the initiative is to identify, test and implement viable design solutions and models that more sustainably serve the purpose of the current retail bag.
Our small business support program launches in Austin, Texas; Athens, Greece; and Plovdiv, Bulgaria, to create sustainable economic opportunity in communities around the world.
eBay partners with local city leaders in regions across the world to develop innovative small business programs that address specific retail challenges and scale solutions to benefit entrepreneurs across different communities. Through programs like Retail Revival, and its international adaptations like Export Revival, local business owners receive training and coaching to sell their unique inventory on a global marketplace, while strengthening ties within their local business community.
At a recent EHSxRetail gathering organized by Antea Group, different retailers met to network and share ideas. One message stood out: EHS bolsters the customer experience. For instance, customers can tell if employees care about health and safety.
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