How Saving the Planet Adds Up

November 30, 2009 at 3:27 PM Leave a comment

Despite the downturn, green has remained the new black for retailers.

Shopkeepers have thrust aside concern about consumer spending to continue to invest in making their businesses more sustainable.

According to Bob Gordon, head of environment at the British Retail Consortium, the trade body for retailers: “If anything, the recession has focused the mind. It’s hard to tell whether [the emphasis on the environment] is due to the recession or the age we are living in. Whatever is driving it, what is clear is that investment is not slowing down.”

Joanne Denney-Finch, chief executive of the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD), says: “Far from it being an agenda that is ‘nice to have’, it is considered by the food and grocery industry to be a ‘must have’ for the environment, for the consumer and for business success.”

Read the complete article here:

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b2d4fd5c-d9d7-11de-ad94-00144feabdc0.html

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