Retailers can no longer ignore consumers’ demand for improved sustainability initiatives. From consumer lawsuits to national news headlines calling out failed eﬀorts and empty promises, retail leaders are feeling the pressure to reduce the $2 billion in waste they generate each year, but they might not have a baseline for how to do so.
For years, grocers have been in the spotlight for their food waste and plastic bags. Recent studies show that 71% of grocers are now prioritizing sustainability, with 83% of grocery leaders speciﬁcally targeting waste reduction. Now it’s retailers’ turn to act.