Environmental Retail Management
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.

15.09.2016: Conference on Food Insecurity, Mexico City

On September 9th the second colloquium with the topic “Strategies to reduction of food insecurity: private and social sector in collaboration” took place in Mexico City. The conference was organized by one of the oldest Mexican food banks Alimento Para Todos I.A.P. (APT) in the prominent university IBERO. Among other topics were discussed: the relation of education and obesity, strategies to reduction of food waste, and governmental project for development of rural communities suffering from food insecurity (PESA).

The conference finalized with the panel discussion. On the foto: from left to right Segio Barceló Infante (Director, APT), Alina Pukhovskaya (Doctorate Candidate / CV), Federico Gonzalez Celaya (President, BAMX), Ana Bertha Perez Lizaur (President, APT), Jose Berlanga de la Peña (Manager, Foundation LALA) and Dr. Roberto Solano Mendez (Professor, UDLAP).

15.08.2016: Global FoodBanking Network

The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) based in Chicago, USA is an international non-profit organization that fights world hunger by creating, supporting and strengthening food banks around the world. They are currently involved in more than 30 countries.

Alina Pukhovskaya (CV) investigates in her PhD thesis the structure of food bank networks. Such a structure allows the food banks to take advantage of the global practices and experiences in the sector and to centralize their efforts. Therefore, knowledge-sharing activities should be treated among the core functions of the food bank networks. We are very thankful to GFN for their valuable feedback on the research.

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