Free Subscription

  • Access 15 free news articles each month


Try one month for $7.5
  • Unlimited access to news,insights and opinions
  • Quarterly and weekly magazines
  • Independent research reports and forecasts
  • Quarterly webinars with industry experts
  • Q&A with retail leaders
  • Career advice
  • 10% discount on events


Sustainability Archives

Countdown testing ten weeks without plastic produce bags

Three of the chain's stores will see more than a tonne of plastic removed over the test period.

Reducing environmental impact now shapes consumer behaviour

Environmental concerns spur change in shopping habits.

Foodstuffs joins climate change coalition

Supermarket retailer joins Climate Leaders Coalition.

Countdown selling $10 shopping baskets made of recycled plastic

Baskets made of off-cut plastic recycled in the manufacturing process.

Best of 2019: Sustainability

We recap some of our favourite stories on sustainability from the past year.

Government phasing out polystyrene food containers in plan to tackle plastic

Government announces next steps to tackle plastic waste problem.

Why it’s OK to not be perfect on sustainability

Retailers shouldn't wait to be perfect to talk about their sustainability journey.

Ecostore refill stations available in more New World supermarkets

Ecostore is expanding its refill station offering into five further New World locations.

Sustainability a bigger factor in Kiwis’ purchasing decisions

New research shows the growing importance of sustainability in retail.

Searches for sustainable products on the rise, but few companies responding

Only those sectors already under pressure to be sustainable are acting.

Carbon offsetting tool launches in New Zealand

CarbonClick allows customers to take action against carbon emissions.

Sustainability is a culture, not a role

Businesses need to do well for the planet to maintain customer loyalty.

Mighty Ape partners with B Corp leather-goods brand

Online marketplace partners with Duffle&Co to further sustainable goals.

Consumer attitudes towards sustainability in fashion are changing, says GlobalData

Clothing-swap and take-back schemes could signal a change in consumer attitude.

NZ government announces container return scheme

The government is working with councils and industry groups on a proposal.

Retailers commit to reduce climate footprint

Countdown, NZ Post, Ecostore and Ethique all voice support for new government initiative.

Kathmandu joins B Corp movement

Retailer is now the biggest B Corp in ANZ, lending credence to the 'force for good' movement.

Ecostore targets carbon neutrality by end of 2019

Brand sets ambitious goal and encourages others to follow suit.

Doing business differently: How WE-AR puts people first

The athleisure brand is a B Corp and based on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

Online retailer launches edible coffee cups

Twiice looks to wean consumers off plastic habit with edible coffee cups.