Special Issue "Sustainable Retailing & Brand Management"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.
Interests: consumer behaviour; consumption; sustainability; manufacturing and retail; fashion consumption; consumer decision-making
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The problematic environmental effects of manufacture and consumption worldwide are well documented. There is a growing movement toward more sustainable forms of production and consumption in almost all industries, with an emphasis on challenging our notions of equilibrium in the use of global resources. In an environment of such change, those who sit between the producer and consumer are forced to re-evaluate their role in the consumption channel. As such, retailers of products and services must consider the tension between a drive towards a more circular economy and the need to remain competitive and profitable.
The spending power of the ‘green dollar’ demographic is increasing, as is the number of consumers embracing a ‘slow consumption’ ethos. Organizations which offer ethically and cleanly produced products, or those which encourage waste minimization and reduction in consumption volumes, are the poster-children of this movement. However, these organizations are still outnumbered by those which offer traditional goods and services, and critics argue that everyday consumption practices are hidden by overtly publicized single acts of conscious consumption. To address routine consumption practices, it is critical that strategies of the retailer and brand manager are examined, alongside those of producers.
This Special Issue thus focuses on retailing and sustainability of goods, services, and brands, with an intent to better understand the intersection between sustainable attitude and action when it comes to consumption. Submissions that include a view of sustainability in the context of everyday life are encouraged, as are papers that examine policy for, and implementation of, sustainable retailing and brand management practices in consumer industries.
Assoc. Prof. Lisa McNeill
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- brand management
- channel management