Environmental Sustainability

How Retailers Can Succeed and Help the World in the Age of Sustainability
April 27, 2021 at 6:41 pm

Various studies show there's an undoubtable uptrend around sustainable consumer products. What’s new is that increasing consumer demand is going beyond targeting only special interest categories, such as apparel or natural foods. Sustainable and responsible products are becoming the new norm. What happened? Retailers and brand managers can remember the circumstance as if it was…

How Grove Collaborative is Impacting the Sustainable Home Essentials Market
April 26, 2021 at 7:56 pm

In episode 295 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Stuart Landesberg, founder and CEO of Grove Collaborative, a leading sustainable CPG company and certified B Corp that creates innovative natural products and offers a curated selection of healthy home essentials. Listen in as Landesberg discusses the mission behind Grove Collaborative, his background that…

lululemon Announces Launch of 'Recommerce' Program
April 20, 2021 at 6:25 pm

lululemon athletica on Tuesday announced its first-ever recommerce program and will pilot a trade-in program in California and Texas next month, with plans to expand to an online resale program in June, reports CNBC. According to a company press release, lululemon Like New is a recommerce model for guests to rethink, revive and rediscover lululemon…

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…