Monday, June 15, 2009

The Role of Retailers in the Green Equation

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released its list of the top 50 Green Power Partners — those organizations that are the leading purchasers of electricity produced from renewable resources, such as solar, wind, geothermal, biomass and low-impact hydroelectric power.

Some of the findings may surprise you. Here is a list of America’s top 10 green retailers:

1. Kohl's Department Stores
2. Dell
3. Whole Foods Market
4. Wal-Mart California and Texas
5. Starbucks
6. Staples
7. Lowe's
8. Safeway
9. Sprint Nextel
10. Coldwater Creek

According to Michael Lee, Executive Director of the International Advertising Association and a guest speaker at the recent IPREX Worldwide Conference in New York City, consumers — often confused when it comes to green claims — look to retailers to be the arbiters. What’s more they don’t just look to green-positioned retailers, such as Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s; they also look at companies, like Wal-Mart, “that have been working hard to burnish their green credentials.”

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Freight Company Florida said...

You came up with a nice list. These are all reputable names in their respective fields.

Monday, June 15, 2009 8:35:00 PM  

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