FRESH Coalition moving forward

on August 15, 2017 Energy efficiency, food waste, FRESH Coalition, lighting efficiency, recycling and Tags: , , , with 0 comments

With nearly $600 billion in revenue and over 36,000 stores across the country, supermarkets constitute the largest and most impactful business sector when it comes to creating a future that is environmental sustainable and socially responsible.  To help transform food retailers into sustainability champions, Manomet collaborated with a group of grocery store sustainability managers, government […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Iceless Seafood Cases

on August 2, 2017 Energy efficiency, refrigeration, Water consumption and Tags: , , , with 0 comments

Making a capital investment into replacing iced seafood display cases with iceless versions saves water, money, time and potential liability issues. Iceless seafood display cases can save over 100,000 gallons of water and approximately $800 in energy and water costs per case each year.  Refrigerated cold plate displays also eliminate the significant amount of energy […]

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Grocers Cut Waste, But Does It Earn Them Customers?

on June 26, 2017 Energy efficiency, food waste, lighting efficiency, recycling, Uncategorized and Tags: , , , , with 0 comments

This article was written by Lori Valigra and originally published by Mainebiz June 26, 2017.  See the original article here.   Environmental scientist Peter Cooke nods approvingly as he browses the aisles of Freeport’s Bow Street Market with the store’s general manager, Jim Frey, pointing to the community bulletin board and seating area by the front door, the […]

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GSC Program Manager Peter Cooke featured in Hannaford Fresh Magazine

on March 15, 2017 Energy efficiency, food waste, Hannaford, recycling, waste management, Water consumption and Tags: , , with 0 comments

GSC Program Manager Peter Cooke explains why sustainability matters at the grocery store-and how you can take part. This article was written by Julia Rappaport and originally published in the March/April Fresh Magazine. See the original article here.

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Hannaford Supermarkets take sustainability to the next level

on October 26, 2016 Certified Grocers, Energy efficiency, Hannaford and Tags: , , , , , with 0 comments

Manomet’s Grocery Stewardship Certification program quantifies Hannaford’s annual operational sustainability savings at more than $23 million annually  Scarborough, ME — Manomet’s Grocery Stewardship Certification (GSC) program is pleased to announce that Hannaford Supermarkets is the first food retail chain nationally to use the GSC to benchmark its annual sustainability progress. In 2015, Hannaford sustainability initiatives […]

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Weis Markets, Giant Eagle, Sprouts Farmers Market, more win EPA GreenChill Awards

on September 23, 2016 Energy efficiency, Giant Eagle, GreenChill, refrigeration, Weis Markets and Tags: , , , , with 0 comments

EPA Recognizes Supermarkets Across the Country for Environmental Leadership in Reducing Potent Greenhouse Gases Those recognized included Grocery Stewardship Certification program members including Giant Eagle (Best Corporate Emissions Rate); Sprouts Farmers Markets (Store Certification Excellence Award) and Weis Markets (Most Improved Emissions Rate and more).  09/13/2016 WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) […]

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Sustainable Practices: What’s the Value

on September 23, 2016 Energy efficiency, food waste, Hannaford, Uncategorized, Weis Markets and Tags: , , , , , with 0 comments

In September 2016, Grocery Stewardship Certification Program Manager Peter Cooke presented at the FMI Energy & Store Development conference in New Orleans.  The panel presentation included Wayne Rosa of Delhaize America Shared Services and Patti Olenick of Weis Markets.  To view their complete presentation Sustainable Practices: What’s the Value?, click here. The key take-away for […]

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The leading grocery sustainability program in North America

on August 9, 2016 Certified Grocers, Energy efficiency, food waste, recycling and Tags: , , , , , , with 0 comments

Manomet’s Grocery Stewardship Certification (GSC) program helps grocery retailers save money and resources by increasing operational efficiency. The program gives retailers the tools to reduce overhead costs, boost employee engagement, and benchmark store performance without making major capital investments. Launched in 2012, more than 640 grocery stores are already enrolled in the GSC – with […]

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ShopRite of Somers Point achieves Grocery Stewardship Certification

on July 21, 2016 Certified Grocers, Energy efficiency, recycling, Wakefern and Tags: , , , with 0 comments

Supermarket recognized for strong recycling and employee engagement programs ShopRite of Somers Point has achieved Grocery Stewardship Certification (GSC) for their store, in recognition of their commitment to incorporating sustainable best practices.  The store is reducing its environmental impact and saving money for their customers with new sustainable practices like increased recycling; energy efficient LED […]

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Grocery Stewardship Certification program helps students understand the environmental impact of grocery stores

on June 28, 2016 Energy efficiency, food waste, waste management, Water consumption and Tags: , , , , , , , with 0 comments

Students in Manomet Councilor Deb Harrison’s AP Environmental Science class at Noble and Greenough school in Dedham, MA are using the Grocery Stewardship Certification (GSC) as the basis for a lesson on environmental impact and business sustainability.  Students visited several local supermarkets and walked through the public areas of the store to assess how the […]

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