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by Asha Sharma, Sep 2016
This week, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) released a report — authored by myself and UCS analyst Lael Goodman — that scored 13 fast food, retail, and food manufacturing companies on their...
by Sustainable Brands, Sep 2016
A new scorecard released today examined thirteen global fast food, retail and food manufacturing companies and found that even the top-scoring of the group are failing to protect South American...
by Sustainable Brands, Jan 2016
Back to the Roots®, an Oakland, California startup spearheading a movement to reconnect people with food, announced today that it has completed a $5 million strategic seed financing round, led by...
by Brynn McNally, Aug 2015
A new study from the University of Bonn finds that consumers are willing to pay more for products with a Fair Trade logo, and they also perceive them to taste better. Published last week in Frontiers...
by Brynn McNally, Jul 2015
Greenpeace released the ninth edition of its Carting Away the Oceans (CATO) report today, ranking 25 supermarkets on the sustainability of their seafood procurement.  Whole Foods ranked first...
by Matt Polsky, Jun 2015
Can a mainstream company have a conscience? As ridiculous as that might sound, more common-than-realized examples of bold sustainable business actions over the past few years may come to soften...
by Mike Hower, Mar 2015
Major seafood-selling brands such as Safeway, Walmart and Sysco are potentially benefiting from slave labor, a new AP investigation has unveiled.Slave-caught fish can end up in the supply chains of...
by Caitlin Kauffman, Feb 2015
Last week, Safeway and Fair Trade USA announced a partnership to launch Fair Trade Certified™ seafood into the North American market. The program addresses both social and environmental...
by Mike Hower, Jan 2015
Safeway has agreed to pay nearly $10 million to settle allegations that its grocery stores improperly disposed of hazardous waste and customers' medical information in California. In a separate...
by Mike Hower, Aug 2014
Suppliers of more than 55 percent of the world’s palm oil have committed to produce or trade 100 percent deforestation-free palm oil in response to demands by global brands, who in turn were...
by Sustainable Brands, Jul 2014
At its annual meeting tomorrow, shareholders and advocacy groups will urge grocery giant Safeway to label its store brand products that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Green Century...
by Jennifer Elks, May 2014
Today, Greenpeace released the 8th edition of its annual report, Carting Away the Oceans, which evaluates 26 major retailers on their seafood sourcing and sustainability.For the second year in a row...
by Claire Sommer, Mar 2014
Five major brands have just made news for decisions that buck the bottom-line mantra. Could this be momentum for the "CVS Effect"? Take a look and see if you agree. And note too how brands are...
by Jennifer Elks, Jan 2014
The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) — which represents food-industry giants including Coca-Cola, MARS, Kellogg, P&G, McDonald’s, Mondelez International, Starbucks, Hershey, General Mills...
by Mike Hower, Nov 2013
Safeway, Oakley, Frontier Airlines and Family Dollar are among those that have adopted a new tool that helps to measure the social impact of giving programs.The Impact Reporting tool, developed by...
by Jennifer Elks, Oct 2013
America’s largest supermarkets and retailers, including Walmart and Whole Foods, are failing to take meaningful steps to replace climate-damaging hydroflourcarbons (HFCs), according to a new...
by Jennifer Elks, May 2013
Greenpeace today released its 2013 Carting Away the Oceans (CATO) report, which evaluates and ranks supermarkets on their sustainable seafood policies. This year’s report continues the...
by Justin Lehrer, May 2013
Packaging. The term evokes images of wrappers, tubs, pouches and other types of product encasements we see on store shelves every day. Meanwhile, transport packaging such as pallets, cardboard boxes...
by Mike Hower, May 2013
Grocery delivery services such as those provided by Safeway, FreshDirect, Amazon and Google can slash carbon dioxide emissions by 20 to 75 percent compared to individual household trips to the market...
by KoAnn Vikoren S..., Mar 2013
Last week I had the pleasure of participating in a pre-SB'13 program dialogue session organized by some of the leading women in sustainability: Annie Longsworth, CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi S;...
by Jennifer Elks, Mar 2013
A coalition of 30 consumer, health, food safety and fishing groups today launched the Campaign for Genetically Engineered (GE)-Free Seafood by announcing that several major grocery retailers ...
by Kierstin De West, Nov 2012
The topic of happiness is exploding, with growing conversations locally and globally on happiness as a goal, a brand-positioning opportunity, and a metric of success in marketing, political and...
by Bart King, Jul 2012
American business should stop throwing away billions of dollars of valuable recyclable packaging materials, according to a new report by advocacy group As You Sow.Unfinished Business: The Case for...
by Mike Hower, May 2012
As more and more consumers recognize their power to impact environmental and societal health through purchasing choices, some retailers are stepping up to support and even shape sustainability...
by Bart King, May 2012
For the second year in a row, Greenpeace USA ranked Safeway number one in the U.S. for the sustainability of its seafood practices. In addition, Safeway and Whole foods are the only two national...
by Bart King, Apr 2012
Sunday is Earth Day, an opportunity for brands to connect with eco-minded consumers, contribute to worthy causes and show off their environmental achievements. Below is just a sampling of the...
by Bart King, Mar 2012
Massachusetts-based BJ’s Wholesale Club says by 2014 all of its seafood products will be sourced from suppliers identified as sustainable or on track to meet sustainability standards. The new...
by Bart King, Mar 2012
Safeway Inc. announced that its consumer brand Softly bath and facial tissue and Ultra Thirsty paper towels are now produced to the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the...
by Bart King, Feb 2012
Big box retailers are transitioning to smaller, specialized stores, according to the first-ever Retail Sustainability Report released by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA).The report...
by Jacquelyn Ottman, Nov 2011
No conversation about greener chemicals would be complete without a closer look at the Design for Environment label that has been earned by over 2700 products since its inception in 1997.  (Full...
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