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Reusability Comes to the Produce Department

"A lot of plastics legislation and a lot of retailers have ignored the produce section," says Lotus Sustainables CEO Farzan Dehmoubed.

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Evo Hemp Announces Partnership With Black Hemp Farmers

The partnership with 40-Acre Cooperative will support historically disadvantaged hemp farmers, the company said.

The company, which sells a variety of ingestible and topical CBD products said it is working on a variety of innovations and improvements, to be announced by the end of this year’s first quarter.

Ceramides, prickly pear, translucent zinc sunscreen, overnight hairstyling and jelly-textured skincare are trending, according to the retailer's trends council.

Inflation led grocery shoppers' concerns in February, and skepticism about the long-term economic outlook persisted—and that was before Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Declutter or bust: Mass merchandisers debut new storage lines to help their customers keep track of everything else they're buying.

As more and more shoppers resume their pre-pandemic food shopping patterns, they will likely remain highly aware of the cleanliness of the stores they patronize, and are likely making this an even higher priority than before the pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic made the lack of representation on store shelves of health and beauty products created for diverse consumers all the more apparent—and added new urgency for retailers to address the issue.

Tackling the issue of plastic pollution from packaging and products is one of the top three issues that consumers want companies to focus on, along with reducing waste and reducing air and water pollution.

The adoption of dogs and cats during the pandemic “provides retailers and brands with the opportunity to identify and provide value for the ongoing needs of their customers—and their pets,” Quotient CEO Steven Boal says.

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