EARTH, WIND AND SUPPLIER: THE NEW RETAIL ECOLOGY

THE GREENING OF RETAIL may have started with bag recycling and in-store can/bottle redemption centers, but it's quickly evolving to include every part of the supply chain. Sustainability now plays a role in how distribution centers, as well as stores, are constructed, heated, air conditioned and lit. It also factors heavily in land site maintenance, fuel conservation and product sourcing. Stores themselves

THE GREENING OF RETAIL may have started with bag recycling and in-store can/bottle redemption centers, but it's quickly evolving to include every part of the supply chain.

Sustainability now plays a role in how distribution centers, as well as stores, are constructed, heated, air conditioned and lit. It also factors heavily in land site maintenance, fuel conservation and product sourcing.

Stores themselves are primary beneficiaries of the various retail initiatives. This strat

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