retail

Photo Courtesy Mattel

Updated Barbie Dolls Tackle Body Image with Diversity

Mattel's new lineup of Barbie dolls is adding diversity to the classic toy and expanding the conversation about healthy body image for young…
sustainable food

Sustainable Sourcing: The Myths, Risks and Opportunities to Private Brands

If you are just beginning the journey into sustainable sourcing or are considering if it makes sense for your private brand, there are…
640px-Amazon_España_por_dentro_(San_Fernando_de_Henares)

Will Amazon (Finally) Go Green?

It seems Amazon is (finally) setting up a sustainability team. Is the e-commerce giant getting serious about sustainability, or is this mere lip…
Positive Luxury

10 Sustainability Trends in the Luxury Industry

Positive Luxury unveils trends and makes predictions for sustainability in the luxury industry. Global conditions, changing consumer expectations and a modern business landscape…
IKEA

Ikea Says We’ve Now Hit ‘Peak Curtains’

"In the West, we have probably hit peak stuff," Ikea’s head of sustainability, Steve Howard, said at a recent Guardian conference.
Gap store

Gap Wants To Halve Its Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 2020

Gap, Inc. just set an ambitious climate change target: The clothing retailer wants to cut its absolute greenhouse gas emissions in half by…
4-exclusive-dolce-gabbana-abaya-line-471x650

Dolce & Gabbana’s Line of Hijabs Prove Inclusiveness Pays

The collection, which is exclusively sold in the Middle East, London and Paris, has been called the brand’s “smartest move in years.”
6444414827_89b5f81872_z

Black Friday Post Mortem: Business as Usual or End of Capitalism?

According to ShopperTalk, in-store sales decreased 10.4 percent over Black Friday weekend (Nov. 26-29) compared to last year. If you’re not a fan…
7275438732_d2d83cb9f4_z

3p Weekend: 10 Stores Staying Closed on Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Over the past few years, we've noticed a pretty disturbing trend -- retailers are opening earlier and earlier on Thanksgiving, in an attempt…
NRDC

Food Waste Numbers Improve, Slowly

The Natural Resources Defense Counsel shocked the nation in 2012 when it released its report, 'Wasted: How America is Losing Up to 40…
West Elm

West Elm Shifts Strategy Toward Fair Trade

"It was all machine-made, all very clean and simple, and all very soulless," West Elm CEO James Brett said of the company's product…
Martina Nole, 39, holds her two-year old son Gustavo, next to a cacao tree where a gender equality workshop is held by CEPICAFE employees for any community member interested in attending.

3 Things to Know for Fair Trade Month

Fair Trade Month is a time to spread the word about who and where our products come from. This means putting the spotlight…
Forever 21

Forever 21 Suit Highlights Retail’s Unfair Scheduling Practices

The suit contends that Forever 21 required employees to be available for on-call shifts, but didn't compensate them in accordance with state laws.…
Urban Outfitters, URBN, retail, Leon Kaye, community service

Urban Outfitters Asks Employees to Work for Free

An Urban Outfitters email asking for "volunteers" that went out to employees at the firm’s corporate headquarters in Philadelphia is causing a ruckus…
IKEA, sustainable seafood, Marine Stewardship Council

Ikea Now Sells 100 Percent Sustainable Seafood

Ikea recently announced that all of the 23 species of seafood sold in its stores now only come from sources certified by the…