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    PG Web Extra: Grocers Meeting Sustainability Goals

    Retailers recognized for achievements through the EPA’s GreenChill program

    By Jim Dudlicek, EnsembleIQ

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill program works with grocery retailers to help reduce the environmental impact of their refrigeration systems.

    GreenChill annually honors those companies making significant strides, most recently in September 2014 at the Food Marketing Institute’s Energy and Store Development Conference in St. Louis. Here’s a list of GreenChill’s current honors class:

    - Superior Goal Achievement – Given to GreenChill partner companies that meet their annual emissions reduction goal: Brookshire Grocery Co., Buehler’s Fresh Foods, Food Lion, King Kullen, Meijer, Sweetbay and Weis Markets
    - Exceptional Goal Achievement – King Kullen
    - Most Improved Emissions Rate – Buehler’s
    - Best Emissions RateStater Bros.
    - Best of the Best (best rated of all GreenChill-certified stores) – Whole Foods Market, Brooklyn, N.Y.
    - Store Certification Excellence (most store certifications) – Publix Super Markets, Sprouts Farmers Market
    - Store Certification Excellence (non-supermarket partner) - Hillphoenix
    - Store Re-certification Excellence (renewed certification for five consecutive years) – Food Lion, Columbia, S.C.; Publix, Winter Haven, Fla., and Suwanee, Ga.; Sprouts, San Diego; and Weis, Hanover, Pa.
    - Distinguished PartnerRaley’s

    Read our full story on grocers’ sustainability progress in the July 2015 issue of PG.

    By Jim Dudlicek, EnsembleIQ
    • About Jim Dudlicek As editor-in-chief of Progressive Grocer, Jim Dudlicek oversees daily operations of the magazine, spearheads its signature features, produces PG’s monthly Trend Alert newsletter on center store issues, moderates its regular webcast series, and writes and comments about a wide range of grocery issues. A food industry journalist since 2002, Jim came to PG in June 2010 after covering the dairy industry for 7½ years, during which time he served as chief editor of Dairy Field and Dairy Foods magazines. A graduate of Marquette University, Jim is fascinated by how truly progressive grocers inspire consumers to enjoy food, transforming the industry from mere merchants into educators that can take the most basic of all necessities and turn it into something profound and life-enhancing.

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