Sustainability

Retailers

Sustainably marketed products’ sales have increased 2.7 times faster than conventional ones

An overwhelming 93% of consumers have either increased or maintained sustainable purchase habits over the past year, according to a new sustainable products report.

Retailers

Publix continues to eliminate waste by making sustainable retail foodservice changes

The Florida-based grocer continues to expand its efforts in energy efficiency in retail foodservice by opting for lighter plastic slider bags in deli, single labels in bakery and switching to returnable plastic totes for seafood shipments.

The retailer on Thursday outlined ongoing efforts and progress in climate impact, packaging, human capital management, human rights and animal welfare.

Afresh is currently working with more than 3,000 grocery stores to reduce food waste. A former Whole Foods co-CEO contributed to the funding round.

In naming Jan Ernst de Groot to the role, The Dutch parent of U.S. brands such as Food Lion and The Giant Company said it is seeing more interest from customers, investors and future employees in environmental sustainability.

The sustainability program gives food retailers the tools needed to create awareness around their sustainability initiatives.

Beginning this fall, some Giant shoppers will be able to purchase everyday food and household products in durable, reusable containers.

The partnership with the Flashfood app lets shoppers buy reduced-price food nearing its best-by date, potentially saving it from the landfill.

The project represents a major contribution to Meijer's renewable energy portfolio, and is expected to begin producing energy by the end of the year.

The Cincinnati-based grocer said it has collaborated with five EV specialists, including EVgo, Tesla and Volta, to install more than 350 vehicle chargers in 10 states, with more to come.

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