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Walmart Shoots Down Assault Rifles

Walmart said it won’t be selling high-powered rifles that hold multiple rounds of ammo anymore. This is a big deal because Walmart is…
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Costco Slapped with Suit for ‘Slave Labor’ Shrimp

It's tough running a globally-sourced retail corporation these days, especially when you rely on a gray market for your merchandise, as Costco already…
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H&M To Introduce Denim Line Made Using Recycled Cotton

Next month, clothing retailer H&M will introduce new denim pieces made using recycled cotton. The company will introduce a total of 16 new…
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Sustainable Hangers Divert Waste from Landfills

Starting next month, billions of one-use, virgin plastic hangers now going into landfills each year will be replaced by greener hangers through a…
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Shopping for Furniture? Check the Labels

It is now possible to buy new furniture made without toxic flame retardants, but some furniture on the market may still contain these…
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Greenpeace Says Buy Whole Foods’ Seafood

Greenpeace just released its Carting Away the Oceans report that ranks supermarkets on their efforts to protect oceans and seafood workers.
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Walmart’s New Fees Have Worrisome Sustainability Implications

Walmart recently announced it will require all suppliers to pay warehousing and shelf-stocking fees. The retail giant claims the changes are aimed at…
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Walmart Unveils Virtual Sustainability Shop

Walmart will now be highlighting 10,000 "best in class" sustainable products across 80 categories as Sustainability Leaders.
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Conditions at Wet Seal Stores Leave Employees Feeling Clubbed

Wet Seal is the latest retail chain to struggle with a shift in consumer shopping trends, and its employees are feeling clubbed.
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Can Crowdsourcing Reduce the Environmental Impact of Fast Fashion?

In the new world of fashion, smart solutions via crowdsourcing are solving some of the most pressing issues when it comes to apparel…
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How Sears Became the Worst Retailer, and Company, in America

Once upon a time, before Amazon.com, America shopped at Sears, but Eddie Lampert has turned it into probably the worst company in America.
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IKEA Surges to Second-Largest Private Producer of Solar Energy in U.S.

IKEA surges to second-largest private producer of solar power in the US, aims to be net energy producer from renewable energy by 2020.
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Update on Sustainability in Retail

“Retail Sustainability Report” is not just a summary of the retail industry’s progress towards the industry’s evolving sustainability objectives. It is also a…
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Macy’s Joins Leadership Effort for Energy Efficient Upgrades

Macy's joins the Better Buildings Challenge to help motivate property owners to invest in energy efficient upgrades for older buildings by contributing its…
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Shopping Malls Are Getting Mauled

Simply put, America has too many malls, too much retail space in those malls, and vacancy rates are increasing.