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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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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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Food Waste

on December 20, 2016 food waste, recycling, the Bad and the Ugly, The Good, waste management and Tags: , , , , with 0 comments

It’s the holiday season, and with that comes a burst in food retail sales as consumers celebrate in delicious traditions. However, in the decadent holiday spirit, this time of year provides an even stronger argument for trimming on costs and maximizing the boost in sales, as well as leading by example in our efforts to […]

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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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Weis Markets Surpasses 2020 Goal of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

on May 31, 2016 Certified Grocers, Energy efficiency, lighting efficiency, recycling, Weis Markets and Tags: , , , with 0 comments

Company reduces emissions by 22 percent five years earlier than anticipated Weis Markets, the second retail chain to enroll all of its stores in the Grocery Stewardship Certification program, announced it has surpassed its goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 20 percent by the year 2020. The company achieved this milestone five years […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Recycling Cardboard

on April 27, 2016 recycling, the Bad and the Ugly, The Good, waste management and Tags: , , with 0 comments

Food retailers generate large amounts of recyclable materials, like corrugated cardboard. Recycling cardboard not only trims on waste hauling costs but it generates significant revenue for a grocery chain, up into the millions of dollars with diligent recycling methods.  We’ve seen many retailers where proper employee training and clear signage promoting recycling can make a big […]

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