Tag Archives: sustainability

Wegmans Collaborates to Help Improve Fisheries

Less than one year ago, Wegmans Food Markets announced it had united with the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) to help understand Wegmans’ impact on … Continue reading

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ShopRite Opens its New Supermarket in Slingerlands, NY

ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc., which operates 31 ShopRite stores in New York and New Jersey, recently held the grand opening of its new 65,000 sq. … Continue reading

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SUPERVALU Receives National Awards for Sustainability Achievements

SUPERVALU recently received multiple national honors for its cutting-edge sustainability efforts. First, the company is featured in the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) 2012 “Carbon … Continue reading

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Nature Fresh Farms Joins Certified Greenhouse Farmers

Nature Fresh Farms is joining Certified Greenhouse Farmers. As the newest member of the trade association — which advocates for a national definition for … Continue reading

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Ready Pac Sustainability Program Yields Environmental and Economic Benefits

Sustainability initiatives are much talked about in the fresh food industry. For Ready Pac Foods, sustainability goes beyond environmentally-responsible practices to encompass social responsibility … Continue reading

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Everything covered

The right packaging has to be more than recyclable materials. It must meet the growing demands of consumers and retailers. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Brown’s Super Stores Implements Comprehensive Sustainability Effort

Brown’s Super Stores, a family-owned business that operates 10 ShopRite stores in the Philadelphia area, is involved in numerous sustainable efforts focused on reducing … Continue reading

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Sounding Board: Do these trends have legs?

Retailers need to sift through a lot of fly-by-night offerings to find ones that will bring in business. There are just some food trends … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Columns

Hy-Vee Marks Earth Day With New Environmental Initiatives

Hy-Vee celebrated Earth Day with the launch of two initiatives that underscore its commitment to sustainability as a part of a healthy lifestyle. Hy-Vee … Continue reading

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Safeway and the Go Green Initiative Partner for Earth Day Contest

Safeway Inc. announces their partnership today with the Go Green Initiative to launch the first annual Go Green Glogster Earth Day contest. Students will … Continue reading

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RILA Unveils Retail Sustainability Report

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) has released the first ever industry-wide Retail Sustainability Report. The 2012 report highlights sustainability leadership in the retail … Continue reading

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Talking Shop With… George W. Prest

The CEO of the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) outlines some of the educational and networking opportunities at MODEX 2012. Grocery Headquarters: What … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 01 Article Archives, Talking Shop

LEEDing the way to sustainability

Many supermarkets are making an effort to use sustainable materials, and an increasing number are getting their projects certified by the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 01 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Gang green

Grocers’ IT departments are helping take the sustainability movement to the next level. By Deena M. Amato-McCoy Grocers face pressures from many factions when … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Tech Solutions