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The Beef Checkoff sponsored this blog post. Visit http://factsaboutbeef.com to learn more. Dr. Kim Stackhouse-Lawson is the Director of Sustainability Research at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, and is currently leading the Beef Checkoff sustainability effort, which marks the first and largest sustainability project that has ever been attempted in the beef community.[…] Continue Reading »
When it comes to the world of sustainability and consumer aspirations and purchasing behaviors, the stars don’t always align to make everyone successful and happy. Within that “world of sustainability” though — as The Hartman Group has labeled it — Laurie Demeritt told the group at last week’s FMI and GMA Global Sustainability Summit in Seattle, Wash., that there are various levels of consumers, grouped by their involvement and interests in making sustainable purchases — something CPG companies and retailers can benefit from understanding.[…] Continue Reading »
While consumers say they want one thing, they often do another, and it’s important to understand what consumers want, why they aren’t purchasing what they want and what companies can do to bridge that gap, agreed Christopher Ratto, manager of corporate social responsibility and sustainability for Safeway, Inc., and Linda Gilbert, chief executive officer of EcoFocus Worldwide, at last week’s FMI and GMA Global Sustainability Summit in Seattle, Wash.[…] Continue Reading »
The FMI and GMA Global Sustainability Summit has been all about “uncovering the possibilities” but sometimes, implementing sustainable efforts can hit road bumps, especially when it comes to business. In today’s economy, competition is high and costs savings and ROI are top of mind, which can push sustainability ideas and initiatives to the wayside when it comes to the C-suite.[…] Continue Reading »
Sustainability is the greatest opportunity in the history of retail and consumer packaged goods, according to Steven Swartz, partner at McKinsey & Company, who presented on sustainability issues around the corner for the retail and consumer products industry at the FMI and GMA Global Sustainability Summit in Seattle, Wash., today.
While most companies and executives first think about the cost and risk involved in the implementation of sustainable practices, Swartz said he takes an “opportunity-oriented view.”
“The next 10 years should be an unprecedented opportunity for retail and FMCG,” Swartz said.[…] Continue Reading »