retail

Whole Foods In Wall Street’s Crosshairs After Declining Sales

After six consecutive quarters of declining sales, Whole Foods is in trouble. The company says it will open a chain selling lower-priced groceries,…

The Nitty-Gritty Podcast: United By Blue

On Earth Day, Brian Linton talks balancing the books with a desire to help save the environment.

Sweden Shakes Up Shopping With a Mall for Reclaimed Goods

Sweden is home to what may be the world's first shopping center selling only recycled, upcycled and repurposed goods. ReTuna operates as part…

Starbucks Baristas Demand Equal Maternity Leave Benefits

Starbucks is being challenged by employees who say the company’s much-heralded maternity leave benefits are unfairly applied.

Amazon Ramps Up Investment in Rooftop Solar

Amazon expects to generate 41 megawatts of clean energy from solar arrays on its warehouse roofs by the end of this year alone.

Grocery Trade Association Launches New Food Dating Initiative: Can It Work?

Two trade associations says they will team up to standardize food labeling nationwide. But will the new labels actually alleviate consumer confusion and…

Boycott or Not, Under Armour Stung By Trump’s Toxic Touch

The Under Armour brand suffered fallout from its CEO's praise of President Donald Trump, demonstrating that even the threat of a boycott can…

San Diego and Tijuana Share Uncertainty About Border Crackdown

Though separated by a border, San Diego and Tijuana function almost as sister cities. Residents cross regularly to work, shop, and visit with…

Dead Brand Walking: How Ivanka Trump Set The Table For Underperformance

On the heels of a boycott sparked by opposition to Donald Trump, the Ivanka Trump brand is off to a rocky start in…

Amazon Slammed for its Negative Impact on U.S. Jobs and Economy

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance describes Amazon as a company with a “stranglehold” on the American economy -- stamping out more job than…

7 Sustainable Holiday Gift Ideas

Tis the season, and we all are buying gifts. The question is how to do so without saddling friends and families with returns,…

The U.S. Food Industry is Moving Forward on Date Labels and Food Waste

Date labels on food packaging -- such as 'best by,' 'use by' and 'sell by' -- are often misunderstood, resulting in perfectly edible…

Companies Staying Closed on Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Forward-thinking companies are taking a stand against overconsumption by closing their doors on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Read on for their stories.

Scaling Responsible Retail Supply Chains

By evaluating supply chain operations, small retailers are uncovering cost-savings, sustainability opportunities and chances to increase employee engagement, says Joe Carpenter of the Climate…

Trump’s Border Wall and Labor Costs

If Donald Trump gets his way and he builds that wall, or even succeeds in only launching his other immigration ideas, wages across…