Manomet’s Grocery Stewardship Certification program and the Retail Learning Institute announce strategic alliance

on October 31, 2018 Energy efficiency and Tags: , , , with 0 comments

Partnership will develop online courses to help grocers be more energy and resource efficient Manomet’s Grocery Stewardship Program (GSC) and Retail Learning Institute (RLI) today announce a new partnership to deliver sustainability-focused online courses to the grocery industry. The free online courses will be focused on delivering low or no-cost operational actions that grocery store […]

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84 Sprouts Farmers Markets receive Manomet’s Grocery Stewardship Certification

on April 12, 2018 Certified Grocers, Energy efficiency, Sprouts Farmers Market, waste management and Tags: , , , with 0 comments

Eighty-four Sprouts Farmers Market grocery stores in Texas, Colorado, Utah and Arizona have been awarded Manomet’s Grocery Stewardship Certification (GSC). The GSC recognizes Sprouts’ commitment to operational best practices that reduce a store’s environmental impact and save resources. The certification is the latest sustainability milestone for Sprouts, one of the fastest-growing retailers in the country. […]

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Two New York State Wegmans stores earn Grocery Stewardship Certification

on September 27, 2017 Certified Grocers, Energy efficiency, Uncategorized, Wegmans and Tags: , , , , , , with 0 comments

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., a regional supermarket chain, achieved Manomet’s Grocery Stewardship Certification (GSC) at two of its stores in Pittsford and Canandaigua, N.Y. The certification recognizes the company’s commitment to operational best practices that reduce a store’s environmental impact and save resources.  The Canandaigua store has the distinction of being the highest point recipient […]

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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: 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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Giant Eagle committed to excellence in operational sustainability

on April 21, 2017 Certified Grocers, Giant Eagle and Tags: , , , , , , , with 0 comments

Giant Eagle certifies stores in Manomet’s Grocery Stewardship Certification Manomet is proud to announce that Giant Eagle has achieved chain-wide recognition for their implementation of the Grocery Stewardship Certification (GSC) program.  The GSC recognizes the company’s commitment to incorporating operational sustainability best practices in stores, reducing its environmental impact and saving resources. The certification is […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Cleaning Products

on October 27, 2016 Certified Grocers, cleaning products, waste management and Tags: , , , , with 0 comments

When grocery stores use third-party certified green cleaning chemicals, they are actively announcing their commitment to the health and well-being of their employees and customers. Ensuring a safe and healthy work environment not only is a morally sound practice, it also can help minimize sick days as traditional chemicals are linked to numerous health risks. […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Regulated Waste

on September 28, 2016 the Bad and the Ugly, The Good, waste management and Tags: , , , , with 0 comments

Improper handling of waste can have very costly impacts for food retailers.  Best practices to implement include setting up distinct collection sites and a corresponding organization system for stores to temporarily store regulated waste streams before they are sent back to the DC for processing or waste vendors. After assessing nearly 700 grocery stores through the […]

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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 Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Product Display

on August 30, 2016 product display, Study, the Bad and the Ugly, The Good, Uncategorized and Tags: , , , , with 0 comments

More and more consumers are interested in purchasing products that reflect their values and are made by companies that practice social and environmental responsibility. According to a 2015 study by Nielsen, 66% of consumers surveyed are willing to pay more for these products.  When you just consider the millennial consumer, 73% of global millennials are willing to […]

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