Stop & Shop will power 40 of its stores in Massachusetts and New York with Bloom Energy servers. The servers will provide clean, reliable, 24/7 electricity in a microgrid configuration that will continue to power each store in the event of a grid power outage, the company said.
Sustainability is gaining more momentum, and this is reflected in Ambiente’s new Ethical Style Guide. The curated directory for 2020 features 340 exhibitors from 49 countries, all of them manufacturers who follow eco-friendly and socially responsible production standards.
Ikea Retail U.S. is partnering with Optoro, a provider of returns optimization technology. Optoro’s technology will be implemented in 10 Ikea distribution centers, 50 retail stores, and the customer support center in the U.S., and the company is exploring the potential to expand the partnership into other markets.
Full Circle has kicked off the #StartWithASponge marketing campaign. The new campaign is designed to encourage consumers to swap a plastic cleaning sponge for a natural cellulose cleaning sponge, which is plant-based and equally hard-working, the company said.
Williams-Sonoma has released its 2018 Corporate Responsibility Scorecard, with several milestones achieved company-wide toward responsible sourcing, sustainable design, landfill diversion, energy and carbon intensity, supply chain development, corporate giving and volunteering.
World Centric, a manufacturer of plant-based and compostable tableware products, is rolling out its products into 750 Target stores nationwide and on the retailer’s website.
Tractor Supply Company’s new distribution center in Frankfort, New York, has achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
LSA International has introduced the Canopy collection of handmade, recycled glassware.
CDP, an environmental impact non-profit, has named The Home Depot to its Climate Change A List for the retailer’s actions to cut carbon emissions and mitigate climate risks.
J.C. Penney’s global in-house center in Bangalore, India, has received a Platinum LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, rating by the U.S. Green Business Council (USGBC).