Greenyard continues to grow and is becoming more profitable thanks to the corona crisis. The fruit and vegetable supplier uses the current climate to clear its towering mountain of debt.
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Yesterday, Prince Charles' charity, The Prince's Foundation, in collaboration with online fashion shop Yoox Net-a-Porter, presented a capsule collection. It is inspired by the work of Leonardo Da Vinci and emphasises sustainability.
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Latin American banana producers have strongly condemned Aldi's decision to pay a lower price for the fruit from next year.
Primark has signed up to the United Nations Fashion Charter (UNFCCC). The budget fashion chain is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions across its entire value chain by 30% by 2030.
Zalando brings together eight international brands in a "more sustainable" capsule collection, consisting of 116 garments for the autumn season, as much as possible with environmentally friendly materials, such as organic cotton and lyocell.
From now on, Ace & Tate will offer recycled glasses on second-hand platform Depop. It is the first optics chain to start working with the app, giving old frames a second life.
Asda has opened its new, sustainable test store and proposed a new plastics reduction strategy. In addition, the UK supermarket chain is promising that customers will never pay more for the greener options.
Action is testing a new store concept, which is twice as big as usual: in France, a 1,600 m² store has opened its doors, the largest of the non-food discounter to date.
The Bestseller group, known from brands as Only, Vila and more, is setting up a 'Fashion FWD Lab' to develop sustainable initiatives and materials. The company is working on leather from fruit waste and circular textiles.
Ikea will soon launch a remarkable international campaign called 'BuyBackFriday'. It gives customers the opportunity to exchange their old Ikea furniture for vouchers. Critics see it as a publicity stunt.
In an H&M branch in Stockholm, customers can have their old clothing transformed into a new item. The recycling machine 'Looop' takes care of the whole process in just a few hours. The project fits in with the retailer's broader sustainability objectives.
Gucci joins forces with the second-hand platform The RealReal. The luxury brand with the big G opens its own webshop, where customers' items get a second (or umpteenth) life.
Ikea will remove all non-rechargeable alkaline batteries worldwide by 2021. In this way, the furniture retailer wants to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the amount of toxic waste.
Amazon is going to indicate which products are sustainable. It does this with a new label 'Climate Pledge Friendly', which shows which articles on the marketplace have one or more sustainable certificates.
Seventeen major food retailers and brand manufacturers are joining forces to combat deforestation caused by the production of palm oil, soya and wood pulp. "Forest protection is an engine for economic growth, not a sacrifice to growth."
Uniqlo launches a circular clothing line: the Japanese fashion chain collects worn items and turns them into new clothes. First up: the down jackets the brand is famous for.