Operations: "Green" Retailing

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020 -
3:35pm to 4:35pm
Holiday 3, Floor 2, Hilton

“Green retailing” is a term used to describe a retail business that emphasizes caring for the environment by building eco-friendly processes into store operations, from offering reusable bags to installing solar panels or auditing energy usage and more. With top brands like REI and Lush offering both sustainable products as well as shopping experiences, consumers are more aware than ever of retailers who make sustainability a key part of their business. Panelists will review ways that they have moved into the green retailing space through both store operations and discussions and conversations with publishers regarding the supply chain.

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Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.

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