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Sainsbury’s Switches All Coffee Pods Aluminum

Mornings just got a latte better, as UK-based retailer Sainsbury’s announced it has changed its entire coffee pod range from plastic to aluminum pods, allowing customers to recycle them at home. The new aluminum packaging means the range is now fully recyclable and will help to save over 10 million pieces of plastic each year. The change is across the whole Sainsbury’s coffee pod range, helping customers up and down the country to recycle more at home.The move comes after Sainsbury’s was the first UK retailer to label its Retail Brand (private brand) aluminum coffee pods recyclable last year –

Network, Learn & Change at the Velocity Sustainability Summit!

Join us for the 2022 Velocity Institute Sustainability Summit, October 18-19, 2022 in Cincinnati Ohio. The Summit will bring the excitement of live in-person events back with a gathering in Cincinnati. Kroger, RiteAid, Misfits Market, Giant Eagle, United Dairy Farm will headline this years groundbreaking event. The Summit is a Private Brand/ Private Label event with a Sustainability theme focused on the issues that matter most to the industry: sustainable packaging, ethical/equitable sourcing, and authentic marketing. The two-day event is designed to help the industry find the answers that help you get closer to what “sustainable” means to you

Albertsons Relaunches Waterfront Bistro With 100% Responsibly Sourced Seafood

Albertsons Companies is diving into National Seafood Month by relaunching their Retail Brand (private brand) Waterfront Bistro and affirming its commitment to providing customers with high-quality, traceable seafood from environmentally and socially responsible sources. Waterfront Bistro, which can be found at Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Tom Thumb and more, features the Responsible Choice logo indicating that 100% of its seafood items meet Albertsons Cos.’ Responsible Seafood Policy. In an effort to continue working towards industry best practices in traceability, Waterfront Bistro seafood is third-party audited to ensure every fish, shrimp or shellfish has been raised or caught in ways

Fair Trade Certified Coffee Retail Partners Update Commitments

In honor of International Coffee Day, October 1, 2022, Fair Trade USA highlights its coffee partners' commitments to the Sustainable Coffee Challenge (SCC). Managed by Conservation International, the SCC is a collaborative effort of public and private sector organizations and companies working to make coffee the world's first sustainable agricultural product.All Fair Trade Certified partners joining the SCC commit to four areas - sustainable sourcing; resilient supply; farmer and worker well-being and prosperity; and forest and climate.Annually, Fair Trade USA celebrates its partners who have achieved new accomplishments in the past year in conjunction with the SCC. Brands, roasters, retailers,

Get Your Velocity Sustainability Summit Now!

Join us for the 2022 Velocity Institute Sustainability Summit, October 18-19, 2022 in Cincinnati Ohio. The Summit will bring the excitement of live in-person events back with a gathering in Cincinnati. Kroger, RiteAid, Misfits Market, Giant Eagle, United Dairy Farm will headline this years groundbreaking event. The Summit is a Private Brand/ Private Label event with a Sustainability theme focused on the issues that matter most to the industry: sustainable packaging, ethical/equitable sourcing, and authentic marketing. The two-day event is designed to help the industry find the answers that help you get closer to what “sustainable” means to you and

25 Days to the Velocity Sustainability Summit

Join us for the 2022 Velocity Institute Sustainability Summit, October 18-19, 2022 in Cincinnati Ohio. The Summit will bring the excitement of live in-person events back with a gathering in Cincinnati. Kroger, RiteAid, Misfits Market, Giant Eagle, United Dairy Farm will headline this years groundbreaking event. The Summit is a Private Brand/ Private Label event with a Sustainability theme focused on the issues that matter most to the industry: sustainable packaging, ethical/equitable sourcing, and authentic marketing. The two-day event is designed to help the industry find the answers that help you get closer to what “sustainable” means to you

Macy’s Announces Initiatives to Drive a Circular Future

Through its social purpose platform, Mission Every One, US department store retailer Macy’s is committed to creating a brighter future for all and creating a more equitable and sustainable future. This week Macy’s provided updated detail on its achievements towards its long-term Sustainability goals – including initiatives that promote circularity throughout its value chain. “As a leading, omnichannel retailer, we understand the role we play in creating a more equitable and sustainable future for all. We are committed to promoting a more circular economy across our value chain,” said Keelin Evans, vice president of sustainability at Macy’s, Inc. “Our efforts

Kroger, RiteAid, Misfits Market, Giant Eagle, United Dairy Farm to Headline Sustainability Summit

Join us for the 2022 Velocity Institute Sustainability Summit, October 18-19, 2022 in Cincinnati Ohio. The Summit will bring the excitement of live in-person events back with a gathering in Cincinnati. Kroger, RiteAid, Misfits Market, Giant Eagle, United Dairy Farm will headline this years groundbreaking event.The Summit is a Private Brand/ Private Label event with a Sustainability theme focused on the issues that matter most to the industry: sustainable packaging, ethical/equitable sourcing, and authentic marketing.The two-day event is designed to help the industry find the answers that help you get closer to what “sustainable” means to you and your customers.

Amazon Fresh Moves to 100% Cage-Free Eggs

Amazon Fresh, the grocery division of e-commerce giant Amazon, has announced that its entire selection of national and private brand eggs in the U.S. are now cage-free. Cage-free eggs indicate that hens are not kept in battery cages but allowed to move about the egg production barn, according to The Human League. “Amazon Fresh made the decision to roll out cage-free commitment nationally as a response to animal welfare becoming an increasing priority to our customers and the industry,” John Farrell, chief merchant for Amazon Fresh. Whole-shell and liquid eggs, both in-store and online, are now 100% cage-free, including

M&S Partners To Boost Pollinator Activity On British Farms

British retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has announced a three-year collaboration with agri-tech start up AgriSound, designed to help farmers better manage pollinators and increase crop yields. The collaboration will see two M&S Select Farms, Plumford in Kent and G’s Growers in Cambridgeshire, install in-field sensors for three years, allowing them to track the number of pollinators visiting their farm in real-time and target specific interventions for improving numbers. AgriSound are biodiversity experts, based in York, that have developed specialist listening devices, which combine acoustic technology and environmental sensors to monitor the density of key pollinators, including bumblebees and honeybees,

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