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A slate of diverse grocery retailers from around the country has earned Progressive Grocer’s 2010 Green Grocer Awards. In conjunction with the third year of saluting supermarket industry leaders that are blazing a green path for others to follow, PG has also named 10 charter members to its newly established Green Grocers Hall of Fame, in honor of their consistent contributions to take the industry’s eco-friendly commitment to the next level.
“It’s such a pleasure reviewing the submissions for this honor that pays tribute to the great strides the grocery industry is making to expand its sustainability portfolios as part of their increasingly important corporate social responsibility efforts,” said Michelle Moran, PG’s editor-in-chief.
Progressive Grocer’s 2010 Green Grocer Award recipients are:
Brookshire Grocery Co., companywide initiatives
Food Lion, Store 2157, Columbia, S.C.
Giant Eagle Market District, Robinson Twp.Township, Pa.
IGA: Mahomet IGA, Mahomet, Ill. and Hood Canal IGA, Hoodsport, Wash.
Price Chopper Supermarkets, companywide initiatives
Raley’s, new store projects in northern California and Nevada
Star Market, Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Sweetbay Supermarket, Florida
Union Market, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Wild By Nature, Oceanside, N.Y.
Progressive Grocer’s Green Grocers Hall of Fame honorees are:
HEB Grocery Co.
The Kroger Co.
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Co.
The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. (A&P)
Retailers that were selected as charter members of PG’s Green Grocers Hall of Fame will continue to be considered for subsequent Green Grocer honors for specific projects in the years to come.
PG will honor the 2010 Green Grocer inductees and Hall of Fame winners at its annual Social Responsibility Awards dinner scheduled to take place later this fall. For sponsorship information, contact PG publisher Olivia Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (646) 654-7561.
To read the full story of PG’s 2010 Green Grocer Award winners, visit http://www.progressivegrocer.com/progressivegrocer/content_display/in-print/current-issue/e3if65bfa5c7af6f79a1045ff92ae3ad3d7.