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Norway Supermarket Peddles Less Pricey Products, Well Past Their Prime

Norway Supermarket Peddles Less Pricey Products, Well Past Their Prime

The increasing furor over food waste we’ve been seeing in the US has been going on for nearly a decade in Norway, when in 2010 the state and the food industry began working to together to reduce the amount of food that goes unconsumed. Now, a new store called Best Før … Read more »

Food Lion, Harveys, Reid’s Win Energy Star Awards

Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s have cut their energy consumption by more than 31 percent since 2000 or 2.8 trillion BTUs, winning the grocery stores their 12th consecutive Energy Star award, according to parent company Delhaize America, the US division of the international retailer Delhaize Group. The supermarket group says … Read more »

Tesco Opens Zero-Carbon Store

Tesco has opened its fourth zero-carbon store, the first such retail outlet in Ireland, the company announced. The U.K.-based grocery giant already has zero-carbon stores in Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire in England, and Welshpool in Wales. The stores all include features to reduce energy use, and all transfer to the grid … Read more »

Supervalu Makes a Profit From Trash

Supervalu Makes a Profit From Trash

Supervalu, the owner of Albertsons, Acme and other supermarket brands, saw its recycling revenues exceed landfill waste expenses for the first time in fiscal year 2011, according to the company’s corporate social responsibility report. Supervalu said it reduced garbage expenses by 12.6 percent during the fiscal year, through a heavy … Read more »

Utility EDF Guarantees Supermarket $1.6m Efficiency Savings

Morrisons, one of the biggest U.K. supermarket chains, has struck an unusual deal with its energy provider: utility EDF has guaranteed the grocer savings of £1 million ($1.64 million) a year. The two companies yesterday announced a three-year contract under which EDF Energy guarantees that its energy-efficiency programs will save … Read more »

Tesco Installs 3.2MW of Wind Turbines at Distribution Centers

Supermarket giant Tesco has installed four wind turbines with a capacity of nearly 1 MW, each at three of its grocery distribution centers. The company installed two of the 90-meter, 800kW wind turbines at its Magor distribution center near Newport in Wales, BusinessGreen reports. The other turbines are at two … Read more »

‘Most Radical Sustainability Plan’ Launched by Supermarket Group

The “toughest operational carbon reduction targets of any major business” are among 47 goals in an ethical operating plan released today by the Co-Operative Group, the owner of the U.K.’s fifth-largest supermarket chain. The Co-Op has pledged to reduce carbon emissions 35 percent by 2017, from a 2006 baselne. The … Read more »

Fuel Cell Cuts Stop & Shop Bills in Half

A 400 kW fuel cell is providing 95 percent of the electricity for a Stop & Shop supermarket in Connecticut. The Stop & Shop in East Torrington, Conn., commissioned the fuel cell in June of last year. Since then it has produced over 1.7 million kWh of electricity, Supermarket News … Read more »

Waitrose Switch to Plastic Meat Pouches Cuts Waste in Half

Supermarket chain Waitrose expects to save 9,000 tonnes of packaging annually by selling meat in plastic pouches instead of traditional polystyrene trays, reports the Telegraph. The bags will also give consumers more room in their freezers, while cutting waste in half. Waitrose is the first major supermarket chain that has … Read more »

Supermarket Installs 400-kW Fuel Cell

A new Albertsons supermarket will be one of the first in California to generate nearly 90 percent of its electricity requirements with an on-site 400-kilowatt fuel cell. The project is estimated to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 478 metric tons each year compared to California’s non-baseload power plants. Fuel cells are … Read more »

Stater Bros. Paid $250K For Reducing Peak Energy Use

Stater Bros. Markets earns about $250,000 a year for reducing non-essential electricity use during peak demand periods, reports Supermarket News. Stater Bros. started earning the payments after enrolling in a demand response system from EnerNOC in 2008. The California supermarket chain, which has 148 stores, considers its participation in the … Read more »