Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Air Curtains

on March 29, 2016 Energy efficiency, food waste, the Bad and the Ugly, The Good and Tags: , , , , with 0 comments

Air curtains are used to save energy by reducing the heat transfer between two spaces, like in open-air display refrigerated or freezer display cases. Correct usage of air curtains is key to ensuring product freshness, prolonging shelf life, and increasing refrigeration efficiency. Unfortunately, without regular spot checks throughout the day, air curtains can easily be obstructed by tags […]

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Brookshire Brothers enrolls 16 stores in Grocery Stewardship Certification program

on March 22, 2016 Brookshire Brothers, Certified Grocers, Energy efficiency, food waste, waste management and Tags: , , , , with 0 comments

Brookshire Brothers, an employee-owned retailer headquartered in East Texas, is the latest grocer to enroll stores in Manomet’s Grocery Stewardship Certification (GSC) program.  The GSC works with grocery retailers to engage staff on operational sustainability concepts and to review store-level practices and equipment with an eye to increasing energy efficiency, boosting revenue and lowering costs. […]

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Whole Foods engages with college students on retail sustainability

on March 16, 2016 Energy efficiency, Uncategorized, waste management, Whole Foods and Tags: , , , with 0 comments

As part of a class at Tufts University class on food systems and food retail sustainability, students are getting a glimpse into the behind the scenes workings of a supermarket and how a focus on operational sustainability can save resources across all departments. Led by Peter Cooke, Program Manager, Grocery Stewardship Certification Manager and Rob […]

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