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What Retailers Can Learn from Grocers About Sustainability

November 3, 2023

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.

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