Retail

M&S Plan A: what’s next, and why they’re still pioneers

M&S was the only UK retailer to emerge unscathed from the horsemeat scandal back in early 2013.

The logic of lobbying for good

Pioneering businesses are calling on governments to change the rules, with good reason, says Paul Monaghan, Director of Up the Ethics.

Value chain data can improve business performance, retailers believe

Research reveals that over 80% of retailers and brand owners believe value chain data is important for product quality and performance.

Starbucks Japan closes loop from waste coffee grounds to milk

Over one hundred Starbucks coffeehouses across Japan are transforming waste coffee beans into feed for dairy cows – and buying back their milk.

Tesco builds on Lidl’s junkfood ban at checkouts

Both supermarket chains plan to remove junk food from the checkout aisles of all their UK stores, replacing it with healthier snacks.

H&M and Zara say no to pulp from endangered forests

Twenty leading clothing retailers have now joined Canopy’s campaign for sustainable supply chain management, representing $45 billion in annual sales.

Companies leading the way for sustainable supply chains

[This is a guest blogpost written by Toby Pickard, Senior Sustainability Analyst at IGD.]

Companies that work within the food and grocery supply chain face some pressing issues on sustainability.

Banana wars – Fairtrade and beyond

We are in the midst of a bitter price war being played out by the UK’s big four supermarkets through the humble banana.

You can't compromise on aesthetics, says Joe Franses of Coca-Cola Enterprises

The look and feel of the bottle are critical, even when it comes to recycling, says the Director of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at Coca-Cola Enterprises.

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