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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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Stormwater runoff

on April 25, 2017 waste management, Water consumption and Tags: , , , with 0 comments

Spring is here and with it comes lots of melting snow and rain.  This is the perfect time of year to check your storm drains in your parking lots and other retail property. Storm drains are a huge source of water pollution in the United States.  Stormwater runoff occurs when precipitation from rain or snowmelt […]

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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: Pre-rinse Spray Valves

on July 27, 2016 the Bad and the Ugly, The Good, Uncategorized, Water consumption and Tags: , , , , with 0 comments

One of the things we hear most from retailers that we work with is that going through the Grocery Stewardship Certification (GSC) process drives home the many, many things that impact sustainability at a grocery store.  Store employees are not just given the big picture about why sustainability matters (making the planet and community better […]

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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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GSC Rolls Out Sustainability Workbook Online

on December 15, 2015 Certified Grocers, Energy efficiency, waste management, Water consumption and Tags: , , , with 0 comments

Since the Grocery Stewardship Certification (GSC) program launched three years ago, we’ve worked with nearly 500 grocers.  As the first and only national sustainability certification for grocers, we have worked hard to create a system that helps grocers improve their operational sustainability.  We’re happy to announce that we’ve taken the next step in the evolution […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Seafood Displays

on December 15, 2015 Energy efficiency, the Bad and the Ugly, The Good, Water consumption and Tags: , , , with 0 comments

There is an art to creating the perfect, eye-catching seafood display for your customers.  Your customers are looking for the best quality, price and food safety.  While some may argue that a bed of ice creates a more visually appealing display, the benefits to your bottom line, employee safety and creating a more sustainable retail […]

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