Archive for sustainability SmartBlogs
To make products stand out on the grocery store shelf, food- and beverage-makers are investing in sustainable packaging that consumers can feel good about purchasing, both for its lower environmental impact and for its attractive, fashion-forward designs. And as packaging becomes almost as important as the product it holds, packaging design has been elevated to an art form.[…] Continue Reading »
Time is running out to comment on the 2010 Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety and Preventive Control rules and advocates for farmers markets and sustainable agriculture are urging the public to weigh in on what they say are regulations that could make it more difficult and more expensive for small farmers to do business.
“The rules are based on assumptions of farming that are not necessarily accurate,” Jen O’Brien of the Farmers Market Coalition said during a webcast held to explain grower issues and generate public comments before the Nov.[…] Continue Reading »
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 »