Environmental Retail Management
15.01.2016: WFPC-Report

The World Food Preservation Center (WFPC) reports for 2015 a network around the Globe - AFRICA: Havamaya University/Ethiopia, University of Ghana, University of Nairobi, FUNAAB/Nigeria, AMERICA: (North) University of Florida/USA, (South) UFRGS Brazil, Universidad de Chile, ASIA: Jiangsu University/China, Allahabad University and Tamil Nadu University / both India, Agricultural University of Faisalabad/Pakistan, AUSTRALIA: University of Sydney, EUROPE: KU Leuven/Netherlands, Cranfield University/UK, University of Lisbon. The European Retail Academy has partnered with WFPC to promote the international transfer of know-how especially between agriculture and the Total Supply Chain.

WFPC will organize a conference in 2016 in India and in 2017 in Kenya. Also the first two books in the World Food Preservation Center-Book Series are planned.

15.12.2015: Circular Economy Package

The European Commisission published in December 2015 a Circular Economy Package to encourage more sustainability in the UN. According to these plans various waste directions should be revised. On food waste the Commission is proposing measures to meet the UN Sustainability Development Goals for 2030. The Package now has to be discussed at the EU-Council and the EU-Parliament.

In reaction to this initiative proactively the trade association EuroCommerce jointly with the Retailers' Environmental Action Programme (REAP) responded in a Meeting in Brussels/Belgium in December 2015 with the start of the third phasis of REAP.

15.11.2015: 17 Sustainable Development Goals

A month ago we were discussing 17 Sustainable Development Goals proposed by the United Nations. Now we are eager to discover the importance of each of these goals for the international community!

Please take a minute to prioritize each one of the listed goals and help us build a better picture of the international perception of sustainable development.

The questionnaire can be found HERE. Thank you very much for your participation!

15.10.2015: AEON Group

The Japanese AEON Group is the largest retailer in Asia; its network is comprising around 300 consolidated subsidaries and 26 equity-method affiliated companies ranging from convenience stores via supermarkets upto shopping malls.

Its 90 year old honorary Chairman Takuya Okada (at the photo together with Prof.Dr.Hallier) is a co-founder of the Federation of Asia Pacific Retailers Associations (APRCE), a great environmentalist having planted more than 10 million trees in Asia and the sponsor of a Foundation for Youth Development. "Okada-san is an example for a peace-policy of a Global House of Harmony between Economics, Ecology and Ethics" Hallier said.

15.09.2015: Food Biz Asia

There is a growing concern for food safety in Asia. The Food Business Community Asia and the European Retail Academy therefore will cooperate in this sector. FoodBizAsia is a digital magazin as well as an online platform for professionals with the following Database by Industry Sector:

FoodBizAsia will promote the Readers "From Crisis to Competence" and "FoodWasteManagement" as well as initiatives of the www.european-retail-academy.org/GGU.

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