Carol Spieckerman's Brain On ... Tesco's Carbon Footprint Fail

In her latest contribution as a Retail Wire panelist, Carol gives Tesco props for dropping its carbon labeling program. Better to fail fast than to soldier on under stressful conditions.

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Here's what she had to say ... I give Tesco props for pulling the program rather than forcing it through, particularly as its share of the UK grocery market hits a seven-year low. Remember when Walmart announced that carbon footprint labeling of some kind would be the culmination of its phased sustainability initiative? Helen Fleming, Tesco's climate change director, would seem to be spot-on in her assessment that others haven't taken up the mantle as planned.