Whole Foods Market stores become first in Florida to be certified by Manomet’s Grocery Stewardship Certification

on July 12, 2018 Certified Grocers, Energy efficiency, Whole Foods and Tags: , , , with 0 comments

All 28 Whole Foods Market Florida stores achieve certification and authenticate their commitment to sustainability Fort Lauderdale, FL  –  July 12, 2018  Manomet and Whole Foods Market announced today that all 28 Florida Whole Foods Market stores have been certified by Manomet’s Grocery Stewardship Certification (GSC) program. The GSC works with grocers to engage employees […]

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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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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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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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The high cost of noncompliance for food retailers

on September 28, 2016 Certified Grocers, GreenChill, waste management, WasteWise and Tags: , , with 0 comments

Retail facility managers face many challenges in their work. They must utilize their resources efficiently while spending the least amount of money, all with fewer and fewer resources. As they struggle to balance an increasing amount of priorities, failing to keep up and remain compliant with the expanding number of environmental regulations can be a […]

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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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The leading grocery sustainability program in North America

on August 9, 2016 Certified Grocers, Energy efficiency, food waste, recycling and Tags: , , , , , , with 0 comments

Manomet’s Grocery Stewardship Certification (GSC) program helps grocery retailers save money and resources by increasing operational efficiency. The program gives retailers the tools to reduce overhead costs, boost employee engagement, and benchmark store performance without making major capital investments. Launched in 2012, more than 640 grocery stores are already enrolled in the GSC – with […]

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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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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Recycling Cardboard

on April 27, 2016 recycling, the Bad and the Ugly, The Good, waste management and Tags: , , with 0 comments

Food retailers generate large amounts of recyclable materials, like corrugated cardboard. Recycling cardboard not only trims on waste hauling costs but it generates significant revenue for a grocery chain, up into the millions of dollars with diligent recycling methods.  We’ve seen many retailers where proper employee training and clear signage promoting recycling can make a big […]

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