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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Safeway Becomes First Food Retailer in California to Enroll in Manomet’s Grocery Stewardship Certification

on July 3, 2017 Albertsons, Certified Grocers, Safeway and Tags: , , , , , , with 0 comments

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 – Safeway announced today that 11 grocery stores in Northern California have joined Manomet’s Grocery Stewardship Certification (GSC) program. These are the first stores in California to pilot this sustainability program. Enrollment in the GSC recognizes the company’s commitment to incorporating operational sustainability best practices in stores, reducing its environmental impact and saving resources. “Safeway […]

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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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ShopRite “goes green”-er

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

ShopRite of Greater Morristown and ShopRite of Livingston are taking their sustainability commitment to the next level this month in honor of Earth Day.   Earlier this month, both stores unveiled new waste and recycling systems that leverage technology to act like smart trash cans. The solar powered trash and recycling system, also known as a […]

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Giant Eagle committed to excellence in operational sustainability

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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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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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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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Food Retailer Earth Day Roundup

on April 25, 2016 Certified Grocers, Delhaize, Hannaford, Wakefern, Weis Markets and Tags: , , , , , , , with 0 comments

The food retailers that we work with here at the Grocery Stewardship Certification prioritize sustainability 365 days of the year, not just on Earth Day. But Earth Day provides a good time to try something new or take stock of all that has been accomplished over the past year.  Check out our ‘Food Retailer Earth […]

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