4. Amazon Fresh scores grocery store first as it bags Zero Carbon Certification from International Living Future Institute
A Seattle Amazon Fresh location has received a Zero Carbon Certification from the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), becoming the world’s first grocery store, and Amazon’s first building, to do so.
ILFI awarded this in September, and is currently evaluating three Los Angeles area Amazon Go locations, an Amazon Same-Day site in Sacramento, and Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle
The 35,000-square-foot store opened in 2022 on Aurora Avenue in North Seattle, with sustainability features including a natural refrigerant-based refrigeration system, all electric kitchen and hot water heating systems, electric vehicle charging for customers, and low carbon concrete floors.
5. Time is running out to enter the 2023 RTIH Innovation Awards: deadline for submissions Friday, 3rd November
There are just over three weeks left to submit your entries for the 2023 RTIH Innovation Awards, which takes place on Wednesday, 29th November at the Barbican Arts Centre in central London.
Spread over 19 different categories, submissions are judged on the extent of innovation and transformation demonstrated, as well as the sustainability of the results. Previous year’s winners have included B&Q, Pets at Home, Walmart, Sook, AiFi, Compass Group, Obsess, and Ribble Cycles.
Deadline for 2023 submissions is Friday, 3rd November.
The awards culminate in a fantastic ceremony, complete with a drinks reception and Christmas themed three-course meal at the Barbican Arts Centre on Wednesday 29th November.
A key event highlight is an exclusive pre-awards roundtable discussion, enabling retailers, tech suppliers and advisors to come together and talk about current retail challenges and opportunities.
Friday, 3rd November: Award entry deadline
Tuesday, 7th November: 2023 shortlist revealed
7th-10th November: Judging days
Wednesday, 29th November: Winners announced at the 2023 RTIH Innovation Awards ceremony
Categories, along with entry forms, can be found here.