AeroFarms emerges from bankruptcy, names new CEO

The company also announced it is halting spending on R&D projects that do not contribute to the ramp-up of its flagship Danville Farm location.


Amid private-label boom, manufacturers must meet consumer demand for sustainable packaging

Q&A: Peggy Davies, president of the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) told WGB about what’s driving more eco-friendly packaging for store brands and which retailers are leading the charge.

Growing concerns by shoppers over sustainability have some grocers taking a closer look at their own environmental footprint.

Live Free Refillery joins the growing number of grocery stores looking to limit single-use plastic, promote sustainability.

Circular model draws participation from leading retailers and CPG brands worldwide.

CEO Vivek Sankaran noted “meaningful progress” in areas such as carbon emissions, waste reduction, energy conservation, food insecurity, and diversity and inclusion.

About 1,000 stores to offer brand's indoor-farmed produce, with grab-and-go meal items also upcoming.

The grocer, which released its annual sustainability report Tuesday, also said it diverted 72% of its stores’ food waste from landfills through its rigorous recycling and composting efforts.

The regional grocer partnered with tech company Divert to keep the food from going to landfills by processing it into renewable energy.

AppHarvest is the latest high-tech indoor farm to file for bankruptcy protection, and one industry expert said companies in the indoor and vertical farm segment have reached a do-or-die moment, with investors demanding they begin delivering results.

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