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Sustainability

Fresh Food

Are We Finally Waking Up to Climate Change?

The Lempert Report: Temperatures, violent weather and crop failures may have finally woken up skeptics.

Stores

How Retailers Can Make Effective Energy Cuts

From LED lighting to better employee awareness, grocers can do a lot to reduce energy bills and benefit from sustainable practices.

The change to compostable containers will eliminate 80% of the retail co-op’s plastic deli packaging, which equates to more than 8 million pieces per year.

The Lempert Report: Only about 55% of people globally live in countries with adequate availability of fruits and vegetables.

The retailer’s Zero Hunger Zero Waste foundation selected seven innovators to receive funding to accelerate programs and solutions that help end food waste.

As more media companies move toward digital formats, the retailer is pulling the paper publication racks on Oct. 15.

The Lempert Report: Major food brands make public commitments to boycott suppliers that clear forests, and one satellite tool can help.

The Jacksonville, Fla.-based retailer and its subsidiaries have agreed to reduce emissions of potent ozone depleting gases from refrigeration equipment at 576 stores under a proposed settlement with the federal agency.

Six Sprouts Farmers Market stores in Florida have been awarded Manomet’s Grocery Stewardship Certification (GSC), bringing the total number of Sprouts stores in the GSC to 90.

The Lempert Report: There is hope to avert climate change's damaging effects on our economy, food supply and livelihoods, but the onus is on both the industry and consumers to respond.

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