Whole Foods has pulled a variety of food packaging from stores following a Safer Chemicals Healthy Families and Toxic-Free Future study released this week that found most of the grocery chain’s takeout containers were likely treated with a type of harmful manmade chemical.
Albertsons plans to add 10 Tesla Semi all-electric trucks to its Southern California fleet, the company says. The grocery store chain expects the trucks to use less than 2 kilowatt hours of energy per mile, and travel more than 300 miles on a single charge with a fully loaded trailer.
Plastic bag manufactures have raised $6.1 million to overturn California’s plastic bag ban, while its supporters including Albertsons Safeway and the California Grocers Association have raised about $1.4 million. In November, California voters will decide if they want to repeal the law — the first statewide ban on single use plastic ... Read more »
Food waste is the single largest component of US municipal solid waste, it accounts for a major portion of the nation’s methane emissions — and it costs businesses billions. The US Department of Agriculture estimates the food retail industry lost almost $47 billion in 2010 (the most current figures) from ... Read more »
Food retailers and agriculture companies including Kellogg, Sodexo, Wegmans Food Markets and Albertsons are voicing their support or the US’ first-ever national food waste reduction goal, which calls for a 50 percent reduction by 2030. As part of the food waste reduction effort, the federal government will lead a new ... Read more »
Raley’s has agreed to pay about $1.6 million to settle a hazardous waste disposal lawsuit. The judgment is the result of a civil enforcement lawsuit filed in San Joaquin County to stop the supermarket chain from unlawfully transporting and disposing of retail hazardous waste, according to 26 California district attorneys ... Read more »
Albertsons supermarket chain has agreed to pay $3.3 million to settle allegations that its California stores illegally dumped hazardous waste, including batteries, pool chemicals and over-the-counter medication. Idaho-based Albertsons did not acknowledge any wrongdoing, but did agree to reform waste management practices at its 118 California stores. The settlement was ... Read more »
Brookshire Grocery Co. has joined the EPA’s GreenChill partnership, an initiative that works with supermarkets to reduce refrigerant emissions. By joining GreenChill, Brookshire pledges to go beyond regulatory requirements to protect the ozone layer and combat climate change. Other food retailers that are currently members of GreenChill include Acme, Albertsons, Whole Foods, ... Read more »
The global commercial refrigeration equipment market accounted for $29.1 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach $46.6 billion in 2018, growing at a CAGR of about 8.2 percent from 2012 to 2018, according to a report by Transparency Market Research. Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Market – Global Industry Size, Market ... Read more »
Pittsburgh’s Giant Eagle and Albertsons in Carpinteria, Calif., among other supermarkets, have won EPA awards for using more environmentally friendly refrigerants. The 2012 GreenChill Environmental Achievement Awards are part of the EPA partnership program that works with about 8,000 stores, representing more than 20 percent of the supermarket industry. According ... Read more »