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Environmental Management Saves Grocery Chain $23 Million

Hannaford Supermarkets saved more than $23 million annually, or $125,000 per store, last year through its environmental sustainability efforts, according to Manomet, the nonprofit that manages the Grocery Stewardship Certification program.

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How Campbell’s, ConAgra Foods, Yum! Brands Cut Food Waste

Food manufacturers, food retailers and restaurants can learn practical steps, best practices and examples of how to reduce food waste with a guide by the Food Waste Reduction Alliance. The second annual Best Practices and Emerging Solutions guide highlights ways companies can begin or expand their food donation or food … Read more »

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EPA Rules Target Refrigerants’ Emissions

The EPA yesterday announced several new actions that aim to curb emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent greenhouse gases used in refrigeration and air conditioning. The agency proposed a rule that would improve the way refrigerant is sold, handled, recovered and recycled. The proposal would strengthen the existing requirements for handling … Read more »

Supermarket Chains Fail HFCs Survey

Supermarket Chains Fail HFCs Survey

Major supermarkets chains in the US including Walmart and Whole Foods continue to use hydrofluorocarbons, gaseous compounds used in refrigerants and a major source of greenhouse gas emissions more powerful than carbon dioxide, according to a survey by the Environmental Investigation Agency. The report, The Dirty Dozen: How your local … Read more »

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Safeway Pays $600,000, Agrees to GHG Cuts in 659 Stores

Safeway has agreed to pay a $600,000 civil penalty and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from refrigeration equipment at 659 of its stores nationwide as part of a settlement involving the largest number of facilities ever under the federal Clean Air Act’s regulations governing refrigeration equipment. Safeway’s emissions reduction plan is … Read more »

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Hannaford Opens First CO2-Only Refrigeration Grocery Store

Delhaize America this week is opening a grocery store that will use carbon dioxide as a refrigerant rather than hydroflourocarbons (HFCs) — the first such supermarket in the US, according to the Environmental Investigation Agency. The Hannaford grocery store in Turner, Maine, will use a CO2 transcritical system that reduces … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: FTC Forestry Complaint, Grocery Stewardship, ISO 14001

Environmental group ForestEthics filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, asking the agency to investigate the Sustainable Forestry Initiative under the terms of the FTC Green Guides. ForestEthics says SFI’s claim to be an independent, non-profit public charity is deceptive because the initiative is substantially governed and financed by the … Read more »