Wal-Mart presses meat suppliers on antibiotics, treatment NEW YORK- Wal-Mart, the nation's largest food retailer, is urging its thousands of U.S. suppliers to curb the use of antibiotics in farm animals and improve treatment of them. It comes after activists have reported animal abuse at farms supplying Wal-Mart and other major companies. Kathleen McLaughlin, senior vice president of Wal-Mart's sustainability...
Source: The Associated Press
| By: By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer
In China, firms flash green credentials as regulators loom SHANGHAI, May 22- Apple Inc is planting trees, Mars may move to' zero carbon' and Foxconn Technology Co Ltd is spending millions of dollars to give its factories a' green' makeover, as companies operating in China face tighter rules on pollution. "China's environmental law is becoming one of the strongest in the world," said Manuel Baigorri, senior director of...
| By: Adam Jourdan and Sue-Lin Wong
Amazon has started delivering meals in Manhattan Amazon users can now have groceries, prepared meals and baked goods delivered to them in under an hour in Manhattan as the e-commerce giant expands its fast delivery service.
| By: Arjun Kharpal
UPDATE 1-UK retail sales surge as sun brings out shoppers *GRAPHIC: UK retail sales http://link.reuters.com/raz24v. LONDON, May 21- British retail sales surged in April as consumers took advantage of falling prices and unusually warm weather encouraged shoppers to buy new clothes. Retail sales volumes rose by a stronger-than-expected 1.2 percent from March, the biggest monthly increase since November, the Office...
| By: William Schomberg and David Milliken
INSIGHT-Small food makers on fast path to US store shelves, threatening big producers NEW YORK, May 21- Small U.S. food manufacturers once toiled for decades to develop a critical mass of fans for their products. More mass-market retailers want niche brands that shoppers view as healthier to drive traffic in stores, particularly as they face rising competition from natural food and specialty chains like Whole Foods Market Inc..
| By: Anjali Athavaley