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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, America shopped at Sears, but Eddie Lampert has turned it into probably the worst company in America.

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.
RILA 2013 Retail Sustainability Report

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…
Macy's will lead energy efficiency efforts

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.

Interview: Steve Howard, COO of Sustainability, IKEA

At yesterday’s BSR conference in New York, I had the privilege of sitting down with Steve Howard, IKEA’s COO of Sustainability to talk…

The Future of (Sustainable) Retail in India?

Under pressure to jump start the Indian economy, the country’s ruling collation recently announced...
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PUMA Launches First “Sustainable Store” in India

PUMA has been the frontrunner in sustainability innovation for many years now. They have been working towards a toxin-free line of products, compostable…
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5 Lessons from Marks and Spencer on the Business Case for Sustainability

M&S’s new progress report shows the right way to make the business case for sustainability. Although the business case is mostly about the…

Is M&S’s Shwopping a True Revolution or a Philanthropic Effort Doomed to Fail?

The new M&S new shwopping campaign has an ambitious goal - recycling as many clothes as M&S sells – that’s around 350 million…
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Beginning of the End for Big Box Dominance?

With the announcement of the closure of 50 big box retail outlets, Best Buy recently added more evidence to a growing suspicion about…

Office Depot’s Social Responsibility Gets Results

Office Depot is the nation’s second largest seller of office supplies and services. It may also be the most innovative based on its…

Bringing It Home: Is It Greener to Ship or Buy At the Store?

When I order an item online and have it delivered to my home, is that greener or less green than going to the…