ORLANDO, Fla. – Although sustainability is something all would like to embrace, retailers and suppliers have to be careful of overstating their commitment to the environment, said speakers during this week’s General Merchandise Marketing Conference here of the Global Market Development Center, Colorado Springs. “A large challenge for both retailers and suppliers is the backlash,” said Tom Watson, vice president, general merchandise, Hy-Vee, West Des Moines, Iowa, during a retailer panel that ...
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