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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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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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Refrigerator Cases

on February 13, 2017 food waste, GreenChill, refrigeration, Uncategorized and Tags: , , , with 0 comments

Freezes and coolers with doors keeps products fresher longer and slashes energy bills. These doors are often removable, allowing stores to customize the display during times of high traffic, like holidays. Leaving these freezers and coolers uncovered can lead to some expensive results. Products in open, uncovered coffin/bunker style freezers and coolers are more likely to […]

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GSC and Giant Eagle to headline EPA GreenChill webinar

on October 26, 2016 Certified Grocers, Giant Eagle, GreenChill and Tags: , , , with 0 comments

Peter Cooke, Program Manager, Grocery Stewardship Certification and Katie Flynn, Energy Manager, Giant Eagle will be presenting on the EPA’s GreenChill webinar series on Tuesday, November 15. They will discuss the benefits of operational sustainability to grocery stores, how the Grocery Stewardship Certification program works for food retailers and provide 7 easy ways to save […]

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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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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 Program Manager Peter Cooke shares sustainability tips with National Co+op Grocers members

on June 22, 2016 Energy efficiency, Staff updates, Uncategorized and Tags: , , , with 0 comments

In mid-June, GSC Program Manager Peter Cooke presented the ‘top 10 operational things grocery stores can do to be more efficient’ to members of the National Co+op Grocers as part of their member webinar series on preventative maintenance.  After outlining how the Grocery Stewardship Certification program can be used for any size store or chain […]

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Freezers and Coolers

on May 31, 2016 Energy efficiency, food waste, the Bad and the Ugly, The Good and Tags: , , with 0 comments

Covering coffin/bunker style freezers and coolers keeps products fresher longer and slashes energy bills. These doors are often removable, allowing stores to customize the display during times of high traffic, like holidays. Leaving these freezers and coolers uncovered can lead to some expensive results. Products in open, uncovered coffin/bunker style freezers and coolers are more likely […]

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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: Air Curtains

on March 29, 2016 Energy efficiency, food waste, the Bad and the Ugly, The Good and Tags: , , , , with 0 comments

Air curtains are used to save energy by reducing the heat transfer between two spaces, like in open-air display refrigerated or freezer display cases. Correct usage of air curtains is key to ensuring product freshness, prolonging shelf life, and increasing refrigeration efficiency. Unfortunately, without regular spot checks throughout the day, air curtains can easily be obstructed by tags […]

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