Clouds on the horizon: What climate change means for retail

From supply chains to marketing, weather-related changes have impacted how retailers do business. Retail has both played a part in the perpetuation of climate change and absorbed its impact. Supply chain and sourcing have already changed due to weather patterns, and according to at least one estimate, the apparel industry releases half a million tons of microfibers into the ocean per year. But, there is a current of revolution on the horizon, with companies caving to consumer pressure to improve processes and prove that they are adopting sustainable practices, and retailers are in a good position to make decisions that could put the larger consumer goods industry on a more environmentally sustainable path.