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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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: 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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500th grocery store enrolled in Manomet’s Grocery Stewardship Certification program

on April 19, 2016 Certified Grocers, Delhaize, Giant Eagle, Hannaford, Weis Markets and Tags: , , , , , , , with 0 comments

More than 648,000 tons of greenhouse gases have been reduced and 33,000 tons of waste diverted from landfills by participating GSC retailers annually Manomet’s Grocery Stewardship Certification (GSC) program announced today that it has reached 500 stores enrolled in their grocery sustainability certification program. Food retailers working with the GSC are responsible for saving more […]

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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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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Trash Compactors

on October 16, 2015 the Bad and the Ugly, waste management and Tags: , , with 0 comments

Trash compactors may not be your first thought when thinking about sustainability in your grocery store, but they play a key role in your waste stream.  Keeping your trash compactor in top condition like the one above is important. A compactor misaligned to its chute (see photo on the right) can not only create a […]

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