Since 2001, Wal-Mart Stores has emphasized sustainability and has required an ever-growing commitment to it from its suppliers. How you package your product and how you move your product both play into sustainability.
If you can shrink the amount of shelf space your product needs because you’ve improved the packaging, the retailer can put more product on the shelf, and you can put more product on the truck.
If you can put more product into each truck, the benefits include fewer trucks on the road (and, in turn, safer highways), reduced carbon emissions and better costs — which ultimately play out as everyday low prices.
Sam’s Club is working to develop more sustainable practices in its supply chain, too, making an understanding of sustainability even more critical for suppliers.... [ MORE ]