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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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