Green business, green careers and job training
Solutions that build smart communities with green careers and sustainable businesses!

Save on Career Education through Lorman Education

Our readers are offered a discount on Lorman seminars and courses. Check out their business, management and legal offers at this link to qualify for our discounts. They also offer green business training opportunities. Please visit for a complete listing of courses. Register online or call Lorman at 866-352-9539.
Home > By DEPARTMENTS > Management > Social Responsibility

Tesco Plans Eco-friendly Stores in the US

UK based Tesco is coming to California with high level green strategies

Find green business solutions
May 2007 By Nick Beevors

Tesco, the UK's largest retailer, has announced that its 2007 entry into the US market will focus heavily on 'green' and ethical issues. Tesco plans to position itself as a truly 'green' grocer, complete with eco-friendly stores, trans fat-free foods and even a new green colored logo designed specifically for the US.

In addition to the introduction of its "green" stores, Tesco has pledged to spend $1 billion over the next five years to nearly halve its energy output around the world, which will include spending $13 million on the installation of solar panel roofing on a new distribution center in California.

Ethical consumption has seen a wave of growth over the past few years in the US, as many consumers are using their purchasing power to express wider political and social concerns. Ethical and environmental issues are also now rife in the film, broadcasting and news media.

In 2004, Datamonitor fieldwork found that 60% of the US population believed it important to buy ethical or socially responsible products. In the same year, 28% of US consumers said they'd sought more socially responsible goods compared to the previous year. This trend has continued to gain momentum and in 2006 a further 24% of US consumers said they had sought more socially responsible goods in the last year.

Wal-Mart's Future Sustainability Plans

While adopting an ethical strategy is sure to be a winner with consumers, Tesco will not be alone. US retail giant Wal-Mart has already released its own future sustainability plans; new guidelines set by the world's largest retailer require its 60,000 suppliers to reduce packaging, allowing more products to be crammed into fewer trucks at an estimated cost saving of $4 billion to the retailer and $7 billion to manufacturers.

Edited by Carolyn Allen, owner/editor of California Green Solutions
Green Solution Providers
Green companies directory
your green solutions - business, nonprofit, government program.
It's free.
| grocery store | California green business | Wal-Mart |

Share in Social Media

Sign Up For News & Information
Subscribe to our free solutions newsletter
"Ten+ Tips for Greening Your Office"

Read prior issues: California GreenLines

Search For Green Solutions

Custom Search
Green Career Center
Green Job Wizard
Career Certifications Directory

green job training certifications
Green Biz Center
Solutions For Green
Directory of Green Companies

Solutions for Alternative Energy

rose in natural systems
Green Living Center
Solutions for Green: Consumers

Solutions for Remodeling

Backyard Nature Center


"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do." Goethe

Related Articles

GreenLines Newsletter - June 2010

First-time Visitor?

Wal-Mart's Sustainable Packaging Program Is Top of Mind for Consumer Industry Suppliers

Related Green Resources

Marcom Tips
Interactive & Video Tips

Career Resources

We encourage lifelong learning to support sustainable communities and provide these select resources to help you pursue green and sustainable self-development:

Lorman Business Training Directory of On-line Business and Compliance Classes

Green Job Wizard Job and Career Certifications Directory

Job & Career Resources

Sales & Marketing
Human Resources

Green Economy

Business Sectors
Natural Resources

Solutions For Green

About Us ~ Privacy Policy
Contact Us ~ Home

Text Link Ads

AD: Place your link here


We help you green your career, workplace and community by connecting you to quality green, sustainable and high performance resources. California Green Solutions focuses attention on effective solutions that sustain our natural systems. You can support our editorial work by supporting our advertisers and spreading the word about best practices and green solutions.
California Green Solutions is a publication of Carolyn Allen ~ Copyright ©2006-2030 Carolyn Allen

B2B | Job Certifications | Alternative Energy | Events | Green Directory | LED Lights | Remodeling |
CONSUMERS | Backyard Nature | Senior Health | MultiMedia Marketing | Marketing | Networking Events | Japan |