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Costco Moves Into Organic Investments to Ensure Supply

The idea is this: If Costco can invest in producers to help them transition to organic, then the retailer can rely on them…
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Healthy Foods Achieve Mass-Market Sales Levels

A record 43 percent of Americans now say they make their food and beverage purchases using the criteria of human and environmental health.
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Sustainable Cotton Has a Demand Problem

Despite the many types of sustainable cotton now making up around 10 percent of global supply, there is a gap between supply and…
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Grocery Manufacturers of America Found Guilty of Money Laundering in GMO Campaign

A Washington state court ruled in a recent summary judgment that when the Grocery Manufacturers Association tried to conceal the identity of contributors…
Target Launches Gender-Neutral Home Décor for Kids

Target Launches Gender-Neutral Home Décor for Kids

After careful research and questionnaires, Target found that modern parents have grown weary of the inherently blue or pink aisles that separate the…
Chiptole management closed all of its U.S. stores Monday -- including this one in Lake Bluff, Illinois -- to reboot employee food safety training.

Chipotle’s Nationwide Safety Trainings: An ‘Air Ball’?

Chipotle management closed all of its U.S. stores Monday to reboot employee food safety training. But it wasn't exactly the transparency slam-dunk promised…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.
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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…
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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.”
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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…
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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…