Retailers Play Educational Roles With Sustainability

Consumer commitment to sustainability varies by market, making it necessary for retailers to play an educational role in some cases, said Al Plamann, president and chief executive officer, Unified Grocers.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Consumer commitment to sustainability varies by market, making it necessary for retailers to play an educational role in some cases, said Al Plamann, president and chief executive officer, Unified Grocers.

“In Southern California, it’s slow to catch on,” he said during a panel discussion at the Food Marketing Institute’s Midwinter Executive Conference here. “We’re trying to work with our retailers to educate consumers, given the diversity in this market.”

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