Environmental Retail Management
15.02.2017 : Zero Hunger

Especially for Africa the big gap between demand and supply for food becomes an increasing problem : see SLIDE SHOW. In March 29th - 31st 2017 therefore Nairobi University will organize a First African FoodWaste Conference (LINK) -parallel an Awareness Campaign starts with an exhibition of the Galery of Nairobi Museum. The painting "Challenge Food Waste" of Marie-Christin Hallier will be one contribution from Germany.

The European Retail Academy supports research in this field already for several years. As a Zero Version about the enclusion of Food Banks served its printed booklet "Food Waste Management" (LINK : e-learning copy) ; also as a kick-off for PhD-research like in Mexico by Alina Pukhovskaya. Now also ECR-Austria published Guide Lines for an ethical and sustainable approach (LINK Blue BOOK).
 



19.01.2017 : Collaboration

Jointly the ECR Community Shrinkage & On-shelf Availability Group and the Kuehne Logistics University (KLU) invited for an international workshop " Sell more- Waste less" to the KLU HQ in Hamburg/Germany.

Based on Insights into ISO 44001 and a KLU-Study standards for collaborative business relationships were discussed. Additionally the Consumer Goods Forum distributed "Food Waste - Commitments & Achievements" and Prof.Dr.B.Hallier his booklet "Food Waste Management" ( see : E-version).
 



15.12.2016: Standards Needed

Global imbalances between supply and demand within the Total Supply Chain need a constructive dialogue about the understanding of how modern supply chains work and how commercial practices could be optimized.

Tools for this optimization are Consistency and Capacity, Data and Fair Benefit Sharing. The KLU LogisticsUniversity/Hamburg/Germany together with the ECR-Community Shrinkage & On-Shelf Availability Group is disseminating its proposals in an International Workshop in Hamburg on 19th January 2017. Retail participating will be among others Ahold, Carrefour, European Retail Academy, Lidl, Metro, Tesco and Walmart.
 



15.11.2016: Food Value Chains

Within a PPP supported by the German DAAD Academic Exchange Service Prof.Dr. Bernd Hallier discussed the food security structures and developments of the last 30 years with Dr.L. Emilio Morales from the University of New England/Australia and Christian Deutsch from the University of Bonn/Germany.

According to Hallier for all value chains "trust via a connected responsibility chain" has to be created by tracing/tracking like in Germany firstly organized by Orgainvent (Link) in response to the BSE-Mad Cow Crises 1994/1996: see also TILS Cuttinghouse (YouTube Link). In the future there will be an additional focus on the topic of Food Waste Management Systems like described in the following e-learning project (Download eBook). Social responsibility for example via cooperations with Food Banks will be essential for Corporate Social Responsibility. Alina Pukhovskaya (CV) is writing with the support of the European Retail Academy her PhD about this "hot" topic.
 



15.10.2016: Meat Market Observatory

To bridge frictions about prices between farmers and retailers the European Commission launched a Meat Market Observatory to create more transparency in the chain for beef/veal/pigmeat.

The observatory works on the same model as the milk market observatory. Retail is represented via EuroCommerce/Brussels.
 



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