sustainability

Gadget & Kitchen Tools
Zefiro Offers Sustainable Home Solutions

Zefiro, a supplier of sustainably made household products, offers an assortment that ranges from items such as cotton mesh produce bags, reusable silicone food wraps, cleaning tools and toothbrushes made of bamboo and sisal.

Trade Shows
IHA Honors Global Innovation Awards For Product Design

Fourteen housewares suppliers ranging from well-established brands to first-time exhibitors have been honored as Global Honorees of the IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) for product design. The Global Honorees in each of 14 categories, including a new sustainability category, were revealed during a live-streamed presentation.

Trade Shows
Trend Bible Shares Global Housewares Trends

Events like the COVID-19 pandemic won’t cause current mega trends to disappear, but there will be a number of shifts in consumer attitudes and behaviors to watch for, Kate Usher, trend consultant for Trend Bible, told the International Housewares Association.

Retail
IBM: Consumer Shopping Priorities Changing

In conjunction with the National Retail Federation’s Big Show, IBM released a study on global consumer trends demonstrating the importance of brand purpose and suggesting that purpose surpasses cost and convenience for today’s shoppers.

Retail
Stop & Shop Powers Store Energy Initiative

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
Ambiente Releases Ethical Style Guide

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.

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