The U.K. Institution of Mechanical Engineers recently concluded that one of the most promising technologies for improving the cold chain of developing countries was cryogenics using liquid nitrogen or "liquid air." Liquid air is attractive as it offers the dual benefit of...
Target has announced that all 124 store locations that opened across Canada in 2013 have been awarded Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design certification. Previously, Target announced certification of the first 68 stores...
Mark Twain once commented that reports of his death are premature and the same can be said of shopping malls in the US. The mall, which is an American post World War Two phenomenon, has been moribund in this millennium with construction falling from 25 million gross square...
When U.S.-based shoe retailer Zappos decided to pull out of the Canadian market back in 2011, there were a lot of sad fashionistas north of the border. Roger Hardy, founder and former CEO of online contact and eyewear retailer Coastal Contacts, wants to cheer them up a little,...
As it grapples with sluggish store sales, Wal-Mart said that its U.S. CEO is stepping down and is being replaced by the head of the company's Asia operations. Bill Simon, who has been in the role since June 2010, was a top candidate to become CEO of the whole company, but...
Macy's Inc. has unveiled a series of new initiatives in its multi-year plan to enhance environmental sustainability, including the use of solar power and LED lighting, and plans to reduce packaging waste. Results through 2013 include a 38 percent reduction in the company’s...
When Walmart analyzes its environmental footprint, more than 90 percent of the opportunity for reduction is in its supply chain, which is why the retailer is investing in technology to help capture supply chain sustainability innovations.
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