The Brewing Environmental Problem of Retail Returns

With the growth of e-commerce, we must get smarter about reverse logistics
Ann Starodaj | Optoro

Today’s consumers have been trained to expect enjoyable, efficient and personalized shopping experiences – all at a bargain price. But this no longer just applies to the front-end purchasing experience. Now consumers expect to be delighted even when returning goods to retailers.

UPS Longitudes | Top 5 Podcasts of 2017

A year-end look at the best podcasts from Longitudes

We fully embraced the podcasting craze in 2017, launching Longitudes Radio in October. The mission? To bring more conversations about where the world is heading straight to you.

In our inaugural season, we explored how UPS is building the Network of the Future, talked about the qualities of an effective public speaker and predicted what blockchain means for international commerce as we know it.

Keeping Up with the Customers (Sustainably)

Online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores are trying to hit all of the fulfillment channels. How will sustainability fare?

Todd Wasserman | The Guardian

A few years ago, “showrooming” – in which a customer checks out a product at a physical store and then buys it from a different business online – looked like the harbinger of doom for brick-and-mortar retailers.

Green Buildings: Good for the Environment, Occupants and the Bottom Line

by Adam Bonislawski

Green buildings are good for the environment—that is well known. But what benefits do they offer the people who inhabit them?

Reverse Logistics for Retail Gain Wider Regulatory Acceptance

How Do Changes Impact Your Business?

Reverse logistics is a process within the retail community that describes the return of unwanted, damaged, unsold, or dated retail products back to the distribution center, warehouse, supplier or manufacturer, for the purpose of redistribution, recycling, reuse, or disposal.

Australia Aspires to Global Green Leadership

Press Release

February 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Frasers Property Australia’s ‘Brickworks’ retail project to host global design competition, the Living Building Challenge 

“Imagine a building designed and constructed to function as elegantly and efficiently as a flower: a building informed by its bioregion’s characteristics, that generates all of its own energy with renewable resources, captures and treats all of its water, is toxic free and beautiful.” 
- The Living Future Institute of Australia 

Antea Group Case Study: EHS Auditing for a Big-Box Retailer


An international “big box” retailer lacked clarity of the environmental, health and safety risks in several of their non-retail business units. These businesses included a meat processing facility, a print shop, an optical manufacturing facility, and several distribution centers. These businesses presented unique risks that were unfamiliar to their safety team, whose expertise focused on minimizing retail risks.

The Evolving Role of the Store in e-Commerce

Why integrating the online and store experience is the key to retail success.

Bala Ganesh | UPS

When it comes to retail, silos are a silent killer.

In a siloed organization, those loyal to their own group or division may distrust the motives of others. There may be little or no communication between groups, and a tendency to cling to the status quo.

That can lead to missing new revenue opportunities, losing touch with customer preferences or falling behind competitors who act faster to meet customer needs.

CVS/pharmacy Kicks Off In-Store Fundraising Campaign to Benefit American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE

LUNG FORCE campaign dedicated to raising awareness that lung cancer kills more women than any other cancer
Press Release

WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 4, 2015 /3BL Media/ -- CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today announced the launch of the second annual LUNG FORCE in-store fundraising campaign at all CVS/pharmacy locations and online, as part of the company's ongoing partnership with the American Lung Association.


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