Retailers can differentiate by taking steps to mitigate climate change

National Co+op Grocers' Sheila Ongie, INFRA's Corinne Shindelar and Target's Jennifer Silberman discuss action items that retailers can take to become climate leaders, partner with brands and educate consumers about products that promote sustainability.

May 26, 2017

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Retailers can differentiate by taking steps to mitigate climate change

"Our entire industry in food is dependent on a stable and predictable climate, so it is absolutely a [business] imperative." 

—Sheila Ongie, National Co+op Grocers

Part 1: Higher level commitments 


  • Where retailers have the most material impact on mitigating climate change. 

  • Climate leadership is an important point of differentiation that can set retailers apart.


Part 2: Value propositions in sustainability


  • What retailers are hearing from consumers about climate concerns. 

  • How retailers can give incentives to brands that are taking climate action.



Part 3: Supply chain transparency and educating consumers


  • What's an ask for brands from retailers in order to step up and improve their practices? 

  • Crosspromotional ideas that can help communicate the message to consumers.


This session—Why Climate Matters: Retailer Roundtable—was recorded at Natural Products Expo West 2017. 


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