Natalie Taylor

Senior Editor

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Natalie Taylor

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Aldi, Natural Grocers Commit to Plastic Reduction

The retailers are expanding their sustainability efforts, while New York imposes a statewide ban of single-use plastic bags.


Albertsons Adds 'Eco Picnic' Products to Open Nature Portfolio

The retailer has introduced 17 new “eco picnic” tableware and bamboo items in addition to its recently added line of compostable coffee pods and biodegradable household cleaners.

WGB highlights excellence in merchandising, engagement and retail theater.

Given consumers’ ripening interest in variety exploration, WGB breaks down the most popular and emerging specialty and ethnic fruits and vegetables.

The trial is projected to save about 595,000 pounds of plastic annually.

Last year saw twice as many store openings than closures, driven by smaller formats and new grocers in Florida.

The retailer has made improvements to its sustainability program through an expanded partnership with the Environmental Defense Fund.

The retailer’s nonprofit organization has named Jennie Teel-Wolter as board president and Heather Dubinetskiy as VP of the board.

The new Neighbor Rewards system, designed in partnership with Clutch, offers shoppers points for their sustainable and local purchases.

At nearly 110,000 square feet, the Meridian, Idaho, location is the retailer’s largest store to date, offering culinary experiences and local products.

WGB breaks down some of the key players across the edible, drinkable and topical categories.

Export value to Mexico declined 14% to $1.31 billion, the lowest since 2015.

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