Environmental Sustainability

Schick's New Products Align With Sustainability Goals
April 19, 2021 at 7:13 pm

In episode 294 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Natalya Utesheva, senior brand manager at Schick, a leading heritage men's and women's shaving brand. Listen in as Utesheva discusses the launch of Schick's new fully recyclable Xtreme 3 Eco Glide razor, and why sustainability is core to the shaving brand and its parent company, Edgewell.…

5 Ways 2020 Has Remade the Luxury Industry
February 4, 2021 at 3:27 pm

Luxury brands have long been known for their ability to control how their products are presented and sold. However, the pandemic has placed the industry at a crossroads. In order to keep pace with changing customer expectations on ways to engage with brands, the luxury sector is embracing new models which are more conscious, collaborative…

Model No. Creates Sustainable Custom Furniture With 3D Printing
January 4, 2021 at 5:08 pm

In episode 279 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Phillip Raub, CEO of Model No., the first custom furniture brand that operates at the intersection of technology, design and sustainability. Listen in as Raub discusses his professional background, the ethos of the Model No. brand, and why he was drawn to join the…

How to Build Sustainable Supply Chains That Are Consistent With Consumer Values
December 16, 2020 at 8:24 pm

Sustainability — the act of maintaining resources to prevent depletion — has become an important factor in consumer purchasing decisions. Consumers appreciate it when businesses put in the effort to be more socially and environmentally responsible. According to a report by Capgemini, nearly four out of five consumers (79 percent) adjust their purchase preferences based…

Walmart Accelerates Renewable Energy Adoption With New Partnership
November 9, 2020 at 4:56 pm

In episode 272 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Zach Freeze, senior director of sustainability at Walmart. Listen in as Freeze discusses Walmart's Project Gigaton, its recent partnership with Schneider Electric to launch the Gigaton PPA (GPPA) Program, and how the initiative educates Walmart suppliers about renewable energy purchases and accelerates renewable energy adoption by participating…

Retail and Sustainability Post-COVID: Mother Nature Speaks
October 6, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Lockdown restrictions across the globe are beginning to lift, with many now speculating that 2020 and the worldwide coronavirus pandemic has been Mother Nature’s way of telling humans to show her more love and respect. While the chain of events that lead from a virus originating in China to the collapse of the global economy…

How Rite Aid is Making Strides to Be a More Sustainable Business
September 9, 2020 at 9:10 pm

In this video, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Amanda Patrick, social responsibility program manager at drug store chain Rite Aid. Watch as Patrick discusses Rite Aid's recently released second annual corporate social responsibility report, showcasing rapid progress across environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts. Over the past year, Rite Aid has made significant strides to operate a…

Why Nordstrom is Prioritizing Corporate Social Responsibility
August 12, 2020 at 9:39 pm

Nordstrom is continuing to invest in its commitment to leave the world a better place than it found it. The upscale department store chain recently set its 2025 corporate social responsibility goals, which include commitments in the areas of environmental sustainability, specifically operations and product value chains; human rights to drive systemic change to ensure positive…

How Brands Can Build Loyalty in the Era of the Millennial and Gen Z
July 7, 2020 at 5:17 pm

Loyalty, loyalty, loyalty. If your business is working to harness the purchasing power of future generations, these wise words from Pulitzer Prize-winning millennial rapper, Kendrick Lamar, ring truer than ever in 2020. The spending power of Gen Z and millennials combined with the increasingly saturated retail market has made attracting repeat customers — and organic…

thredUP's President on the Influence of Sustainability on Consumer Purchase Decisions
June 10, 2020 at 5:17 pm

During the Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Exchange, held on May 28, Anthony Marino, president of thredUP, participated in an interview that touched on a variety of topics, from what innovation means to the company, to why corporate responsibility efforts are essential to modern retailers, and the state of the resale industry today. In…