Environmental Retail Management
24.12.2021 : Promoting UN Sustainability Goals

It is worth mentioning that already in May 2013 student delegates from the Eurasian Economic Youth Forum on the way from Yekaterinburg/Russia to Nur Sultan/ Kazakhstan drafted a declaration under the leadership of Prof.Dr.M.Fedorov/USUE and Prof.Dr.B.Hallier/ERA for more attention of "green issues". This paper was signed at the Forum also from the 2007-Nobel Laureate Prof.Dr.R.Chung/Korea as the first external professor - and followed by the launch of www.european-retail-academy.org/GGU designed by the ERA-trainee Dr.Alina Pukhovskaya/Russia.

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Now again a new tool to promote "sustainability" is developed by the ERA-trainee Dr.Vilena Nencheva/Bulgaria who created the idea of a first ERA-Webinar being launched at March 18/19th 2022. After greeting words by Nobel Laureate Prof.Dr.Chung the other participating speakers will be B.Hallier/ERA and the European Buying Director from CHEP, E.Benzes.More info about free access of the Webinar by violena.nencheva@gmail.com .
 



15.09.2021 : ANUGA "Transform"

The world leading food exhibition ANUGA was founded in Germany in 1919. Today it is hold bi-annually in Cologne with exhibitors from about 100 countries around the world. In 2017 the founders of the Thematic University Network Food did choose Anuga for its launch (see more : Link lecture Violena Nencheva).

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The 2021 motto is "Transform" and is aiming to different aspects : physical + Anuga@Home ... new Food ... Sustainability in Food Production and Distribution ... Animal Well-Being . For Prof.Dr.B.Hallier this event is again also "Food for Thought" ; branding an exhibition over a period of more than 100 years - while adjusting its content and communication permanently to the present and future demand.
 



15.06.2021 : Innovation Catalyst

The success of the "Duesseldorfer Pallet" in 1985/86 was for the ISB (later transformed to the DHI Deutsches Handelsinstitut) the start for sustainable packaging and logistics competences. Testimonials for DHI-Innovations came from companies like Chep, Coca Cola, the Corrugated Industry, Kaufland-Group, Krings and Metro as well as from the German Federal Minister for the Environment Prof.Dr.Klaus Töpfer. Trade had been positioned by ISB/DHI initiatives to be seen by the public as a driver for innovation for the Total Supply Chain.

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For Prof.Dr.Hallier as the managing director of ISB/DHI at that time the accumulation of innovative micro-economic processes to increase efficiency/productivity is finally resulting in the macro-economic growth of the Wealth of Nations. "It is not always a big thought breaking the routine - needed for the success of Applied Sciences and connected Businesses but the sustainable process of permanent innovation in the daily operations which makes the difference of companies : Retail is Detail !" Hallier summarizes the international success of the German discounters Aldi and Lidl.
 



15.03.2021 : SSU India

Due to the digital dialogue Focus India (see: News of 14.02.2021) Prof.Dr.B.Hallier could welcome as a new bi-lateral university partner of the TUN-Community the SSU India (see).

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The Sri Sri University was envisioned by Sri Sri Ravi Shangkar Ji, who is a renowed spiritual leader and multi-faceted humanitarian from India whose mission is uniting the world of East and West into a violence-free family. His ideas fit totally in Prof.Halliers approach of a global equilibrium for economics, ecology and ethics. The SSU has a 188 Acre Green Campus : also a benchmark in the concept of the Global Green University (see: www.european-retail-academy.org/GGU).
 



15.01.2021 : Duesseldofer Pallet

Becoming managing director of the Institute for Self-Sevice ( ISB later DHI /EHI) in the beginning of 1985 B.Hallier's first innovation-project was the Duesseldorf Pallet : a standardized half-size Euro-Pallet. "The initiator in that logistics-team was Walter Vieth - one of the first ALDI-managers and totally fixed on quick turnover and low costs" Prof.Dr.Hallier remembers."Also for this technical development we used the push and pull-strategy for market introduction : in the beginning of 1986 the magazine Pack Report estimated already 120.000 of our pallets in circulation in Germany".

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"The name derived from the location of our agreement with retailers about this tool of rationalization : a pub in Duesseldorf ! The key for the success was the idea + team for getting volume by integrating as many retailers as possible : Applied Sciences is a combination of Innovation and Motivation " Hallier summarized. About 5 years later the Chep-pool supported the renting of the ISB/EHI pallet in connection with the new German environmental focus : Chep claimed to save per year 200.000 tons of waste in the Total Supply Chain by this multi-trip pallet.
 



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