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Everyone is talking about "sustainability" - what does it mean in and for retail? At ixtenso.com you will find inspiration and best practice examples on how to make your business more sustainable. In the end, not only the environment should benefit, but also your customers - and you as a retailer!

Thumbnail-Photo: Save costs and energy with intelligent use of electricity...
12.03.2022   #digitization #sustainability

Save costs and energy with intelligent use of electricity

Bosch modernizes Telford Shopping Centre in the UK with safe and sustainable Praesensa public address system

Bosch Building Technologies has installed a digital public address and voice alarm system at Telford Shopping Centre in the UK. The IP-based Praesensa system from Bosch now provides music, announcements and emergency alerts to the retail stores, ...

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10.02.2022   #retail #sustainability

Key strategic priorities to businesses this year

IGD unveils five global retail trends for 2022

Global insight provider IGD has published its predictions for the global retail trends that are set to shape the international food and consumer goods industry in 2022. The new report outlines five key trends to help retailers and suppliers navigate ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Cross-Border Commerce Europe launches blue paper on green supply chains...
04.02.2022   #online trading #e-commerce

Cross-Border Commerce Europe launches blue paper on green supply chains

Leading C-Level executives from global retailers contributed to report

Cross-Border Commerce Europe, the platform driving cross-border e-commerce in Europe, publishes its latest blue paper summarising the learnings of seven knowledge and brainstorming sessions between C-Level executives from leading global retailers ...

Thumbnail-Photo: U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol recognized and published in ITC Standards...
01.02.2022   #customer satisfaction #sustainability

U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol recognized and published in ITC Standards Map

Overview of cotton sustainability

The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol has been recognized and published in the standard mapping process by the International Trade Centre, giving brands and retailers around the world greater choice when it comes to sourcing sustainably grown cotton.The ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Let there be light – or not ...
24.01.2022   #sustainability #Tech in Retail

Let there be light – or not ...

Lidl and SageGlass join forces on energy efficiency and lighting

For some time now, discount grocer Lidl has been relying on intelligent façades from SageGlass – for the environment, staff and the right light. We asked both companies what this technology means for lighting, energy consumption ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Payment market and retail: The trends for 2022...
07.01.2022   #mobile payment #sustainability

Payment market and retail: The trends for 2022

Secure, personalized, convenient – How will e-payment develop in the near future?

Over the past two years, consumer shopping habits have changed significantly – especially in Germany and Europe – and with them the structural orientation of retailers and companies. Convenient online shopping and digital payment methods ...

Thumbnail-Photo: IKEA to only purchase zero emission fuels for ocean shipping by 2040...
09.11.2021   #sustainability #logistics

IKEA to only purchase zero emission fuels for ocean shipping by 2040

Several global companies sign the 2040 ambition statement for zero emission vessels

IKEA joins forces with several global companies by signing the 2040 ambition statement through the collaborative platform Cargo Owners for Zero Emission Vessels, facilitated by the Aspen Institute. The ambition statement makes it clear that global ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Americans considering secondhand amidst supply chain issues this holiday...
22.10.2021   #sustainability #fashion

Americans considering secondhand amidst supply chain issues this holiday season

Giving and receiving secondhand gifts is becoming more of a way of life

Mercari released findings from its Secondhand Holiday Report. Mercari's report revealed that this will be a "secondhand holiday" for many, as 77% of American adults polled expect to buy at least one secondhand item this holiday ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Fair Handeln 2022
11.10.2021   #brick and mortar retail #retail

Fair Handeln 2022

21.04.-24.04.2022 | Stuttgart

FAIR HANDELN is an exhibition for everyone who is actively committed to globally responsible and sustainable trade and activities. It acts as a marketplace for specialist and general retailers who sell fair trade products, food, textiles, cosmetics, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Inaugural supply chain 360 event in 2022
24.09.2021   #sustainability #coronavirus

Inaugural supply chain 360 event in 2022

NRF helps retailers to face ongoing global supply chain challenges

The National Retail Federation has announced its new annual NRF Supply Chain 360 event that will convene the retail industry’s leading professionals in the fields of supply chain and sustainability on June 20-21 in Cleveland, Ohio, to address ...

Thumbnail-Photo: OKay opens new sustainable local supermarket in Waasmunster...
02.09.2021   #brick and mortar retail #sustainability

OKay opens new sustainable local supermarket in Waasmunster

Minimal environmental impact with specific architectural means

On Friday 13 August, OKay opened its 140th store in Waasmunster. The shop covers 645 m² and is built with sustainable techniques and material. Store manager Karien and her team of 10 are happy to invite the local residents to the opening of ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Gen Z willing to rent clothes to reduce waste...
26.08.2021   #sustainability #fashion

Gen Z willing to rent clothes to reduce waste

Apparel rental becomes more popular

Gen Z adults are interested in using apparel rental services to reduce overconsumption, according to a new study in the journal Sustainability by Washington State University researchers.Apparel rental, also known as collaborative apparel ...

Thumbnail-Photo: CLAIM 5: New growth strategy
20.08.2021   #e-commerce #brick and mortar retail

CLAIM 5: New growth strategy

HUGO BOSS presents plan to increase sales

HUGO BOSS has introduced its new 2025 growth strategy ‘CLAIM 5’ and provides its mid-term financial ambition. Over the next five years, the Company is fully committed to strongly accelerate top-line growth, claim its position in the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Secondhand trading takes off in China
05.08.2021   #e-commerce #customer satisfaction

Secondhand trading takes off in China

Alibaba’s Idle Fish App makes recycling easier

More and more customers in China embrace secondhand trading, also known as re-commerce, to raise extra cash via online platforms such as Idle Fish.The trend has been turbo-charged by apps that make selling pre-owned items simpler, the need to ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Answers for the new Supply Chain Law in Germany...
02.08.2021   #sustainability #supply chain management

Answers for the new Supply Chain Law in Germany

How must companies implement the resolutions of the German Supply Chain Law?

The German Bundestag and Bundesrat passed the Supply Chain Law this year. It is intended to protect fundamental human rights in global supply chains that end in Germany. The aim is to combat inhumane working conditions and child labor. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Digital Care Labels: Show eco-consumers you mean business...
02.08.2021   #digitization #sustainability

Digital Care Labels: Show eco-consumers you mean business

Why fashion should allow consumers to take part in their garment’s circularity story

Clothing brands are actively seeking ways to lighten their environmental impact. It’s shocking that, on average, 23 kilograms of greenhouse gases are produced per kilogram of fabric, and in North-West Europe alone, around 4.7 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Plantorama: new concept focuses on sustainability...
16.07.2021   #digitization #sustainability

Plantorama: new concept focuses on sustainability

Installation of electronic price tags in garden and animal center chain

Plantorama, Denmark's largest garden and animal center chain, has opened two new sustainable centers under a modern concept, which in addition to everything for gardens, housing and animals, also offers electronic price tags as well as a ...

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07.07.2021   #brick and mortar retail #sustainability

Reusable pop-up store

PANGAIA showcases high-tech naturalism at The Selfridges Corner Shop

In spring of this year PANGAIA offered its customers an extraordinary shopping experience. For the first time, customers were able to visit the PANGAIA pop-up store in The Selfridges Corner Shop, which was designed to literally guide them through ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Holt Renfrew Ogilvy dazzles as a sustainably forward luxury flagship...
25.06.2021   #sustainability #furniture

Holt Renfrew Ogilvy dazzles as a sustainably forward luxury flagship

Combining many retail spaces in one design project

The building’s renewed presence meets modern ecological standards through the use of sustainable materials such as reclaimed wood, LED lighting, recycled materials, and finishes from renewable resources. Located at 251 Saint-Catherine Street ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Blue City is pushing for a sustainable future...
18.06.2021   #consulting #digitization

Blue City is pushing for a sustainable future

Installation of electronic price tags in all stores

The consumer electronics chain Blue City has a vision to achieve a leading role as a European supplier and front figure of sustainable solutions. Most recently, the chain has installed electronic price tags in all stores.Blue City buys and sells ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Exploring fashion in a different way
17.06.2021   #sustainability #fashion

Exploring fashion in a different way

Museum Pass holders can visit the Fashion for Good Museum in Amsterdam for free

Museum Pass holders can visit the Fashion for Good Museum for free – good news now that all museums can physically open their doors again! After the registration with the Museum Register at the end of last year, the registration with the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Keeping Paris clean
16.06.2021   #sustainability #coronavirus

Keeping Paris clean

Carrefour is launching a new used mask recycling service in its stores

The nice weather and the reopening of shops and restaurants means that life is getting back to normal in Paris, and that means more rubbish being left on the streets. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: QR-based aRC quick scan tool for display recycling...
15.06.2021   #brick and mortar retail #sustainability

QR-based aRC quick scan tool for display recycling

arken wants to help retailers improve the recycling of displays at their end of life in-store

Retail display specialist arken P-O-P International announced the launch of aRC – the arken Recycling QR Code to create an easy and accessible way for help retailers improve recycling of permanent and semi-permanent displays at their end of ...

Thumbnail-Photo: It takes two: closing the sustainability-attitude behavior gap in fashion...
18.05.2021   #online trading #sustainability

It takes two: closing the sustainability-attitude behavior gap in fashion

Zalando wants customers to keep sustainabilty in mind

Recently, Zalando published a report sharing consumer insights and recommendations on how to close the sustainability attitude-behavior gap in fashion. Therefore, Zalando launched a value-based browsing experience and further invested in Pre-owned ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Scientists created edible food films for food packaging...
01.04.2021   #sustainability #food retail

Scientists created edible food films for food packaging

Films consist of natural ingredients

An international group of scientists from India and Russia has created edible food films for packaging fruits, vegetables, poultry, meat, and seafood. Films consist of natural ingredients, they are safe for health and the environment. In addition, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: When the tram delivers parcels
31.03.2021   #sustainability #logistics

When the tram delivers parcels

Logistics concept for the last mile transportation of goods by city railway vehicles

The new collaboration project LogIKTram is aimed at increasingly shifting goods transportation from road to rail even for short to medium distances. The electric mobility solutions to be developed for commercial services in cities and regions will ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Global reuse platform Loop launches in Canada...
22.02.2021   #sustainability #packaging

Global reuse platform Loop launches in Canada

Waste-free shopping with durable packaging at Loblaw

The global reuse platform Loop officially launched in Canada with Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) as its retail partner. Initially rolling out to residents in most of Ontario, customers can shop for a wide variety of food and household products in ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Tackling sustainability challenges in the food packaging industry...
04.02.2021   #sustainability #food retail

Tackling sustainability challenges in the food packaging industry

Tetra Pak calls for collaborative innovation

Tetra Pak has introduced a new collaborative innovation model with leading paperboard producers, a move aimed at tackling the food packaging industry's sustainability challenges. The traditional operating model of a linear supply chain has ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Sustainable shipping in partnership with One Tree Planted...
08.01.2021   #sustainability #logistics

Sustainable shipping in partnership with One Tree Planted

Freight Club launches free carbon offset program for members

Freight Club, a logistics management platform, launches a free-access program to members that offsets 100% of the carbon emissions emitted from all shipment it enables. The program, in partnership with non-profit One Tree Planted, will plant trees ...

Thumbnail-Photo: How the industry thinks: The most important trends for 2021...
05.01.2021   #brick and mortar retail #digitization

How the industry thinks: The most important trends for 2021

What awaits retailers after the first Corona year?

2020 – most certainly not an easy year. But many agree: The only way forward is to look ahead. So we asked industry insiders – retailers, academics, manufacturers – what they expect for this year. How will changing customer ...

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08.12.2020   #online trading #sustainability

retail trends 3/2020: Focus on "Logistics" (German)

The current issue with tips, ideas and trends for and from the logistics industry

Ordering, delivery, supply chain, store or warehouse management - the logistics industry is diverse. High time to take a closer look at the latest tips and developments. Get a closer look at the industry in this issue of retail trends!You can find ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Fashion out of waste
04.12.2020   #sustainability #fashion

Fashion out of waste

H&M collection for upcycling

H&M Conscious Exclusive A/W20 collection introduces exquisite pieces crafted from sustainably sourced materials made from waste. What is normally thrown away is purposefully transformed into treasures to be loved and valued, allowing us to ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Exploring sustainable, temporary lighting design...
11.11.2020   #lighting concepts #sustainability

Exploring sustainable, temporary lighting design

Tyvek Lighting Installation for a retail hub in Toronto

STACKLAB’s Tyvek lighting design was created for a beer hall in stackt market, a community-focused retail hub in Toronto’s city center. The unique market is distinctly industrial, made of over one hundred shipping containers, and will be ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Denmarks first sustainable DIY store has great success...
30.10.2020   #sustainability #electronic shelf labels (ESL)

Denmark's first sustainable DIY store has great success

Electronic price tags provide price and product information

In February 2020, STARK opened its doors to a whole new and sustainable DIY store in Hørsholm (Denmark), which will make it easier for customers to build sustainably. The store has got a flying start despite Corona and general restrictions in ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Textile recycling system ’Looop’ by H&M
14.10.2020   #sustainability #fashion

Textile recycling system ’Looop’ by H&M

Transforming unwanted garments into new fashion favourites

H&M offers customers in Sweden the possibility to transform unwanted garments into new fashion with the help from their new garment-to-garment recycling system ‘Looop’. This machine visualizes to customers that old textiles hold a ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Delivery services: consumer and climate benefits...
14.08.2020   #e-commerce #customer satisfaction

Delivery services: consumer and climate benefits

Sustainable logistics solutions for last mile delivery

Convenient, fast, and affordable. By now, "sustainable" has also been added to the list of what makes for the perfect online ordering process. That’s why retailers and delivery services must rethink their ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Evaluation tool for recyclable packaging
10.08.2020   #sustainability #software applications

Evaluation tool for recyclable packaging

Fraunhofer UMSICHT tests Henkel's extended version for materials like paper and cardboard

Packaging protects products during transport and storage. In order to develop sustainable packaging and conserve resources, Henkel developed an evaluation tool that quickly and reliably checks plastic packaging for recyclability. The tool has now ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Sustainability is surviving COVID-19
27.07.2020   #sustainability #coronavirus

Sustainability is surviving COVID-19

Trends and consumer demographics for sustainable products and brands

The NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business and IRI® published the results of new research examining consumer purchases of sustainability-marketed consumer packaged goods in the US and taking a closer look at the top 10 states in terms of per ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Millennials averaged 50% more online deliveries than baby boomers …...
22.07.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

Millennials averaged 50% more online deliveries than baby boomers …

… even though millennials favor eco-friendly choices

Millennials have become online “super buyers” during the COVID-19 lockdown and are receiving an average of 50 per cent more deliveries every week than the over-55 “baby boomer” generation, a new survey of 2,000 consumers has ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Recycling packaging materials for the sake of the environment...
20.07.2020   #sustainability #packaging

Recycling packaging materials for the sake of the environment

What the German Packaging Act (“Verpackungsgesetz") means for retailers and manufacturers

Images of plastic accumulation zones in the world's oceans, dying animals, ice melting at the poles and extreme drought – as climate change intensifies, so too does public discourse. Garbage and packaging waste are top issues and play ...

Thumbnail-Photo: In-store farming: growing parsley inside the supermarket...
26.06.2020   #sustainability #food retail

In-store farming: growing parsley inside the supermarket

Purchasing locally grown products

One aspect of globalization means that it’s possible for consumers to buy products from anywhere on Earth. That’s also why a head of lettuce may have traveled more miles from the place it was grown to the supermarket than some salad ...

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