Liz Parks

Giant Eagle LEEDs the Way 
Giant Eagle, Pittsburgh, has made a habit of being an industry leader in garnering LEED certifications. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental
Kosher Connection 
There was a time in food retailing when category management was limited to procuring suppliers and allocating space and stockkeeping units for narrowly
Tapping Technology 
Supermarket chains and big-box stores with pharmacies have one tremendous advantage over traditional drug store chains: They have thousands of people
Online Rx Messaging 
Over their intranet and via an interface with their PMS system, pharmacies operated by Ahold USA, Quincy, Mass., are connected to the St. Louis-based
'Paperless Pharmacy' Segement Small but Growing 
In pursuit of the goal of becoming paperless pharmacies, many pharmacies are now receiving growing numbers of new and refill prescription transactions
Time to Counsel on Medication Therapy Management 
Technology has helped Buehler's Food Markets free up enough pharmacy staff time that pharmacists are now able to generate additional revenues by counseling
Triple Threat: PCC Natural Markets 
As a Certified Organic food retailer, it's no surprise that PCC Natural Markets has made sustainability an important part of its business model.
Portions at Au Bon Pain 
Foodservice is in a real pickle these days. With the economy souring, fewer people are inclined to spend money on eating out. That's why the new Portions
By the Numbers: The ROI of Sustainability 
CALCULATING THE RETURN ON INVESTMENT for capital projects devoted to sustainability is opening a whole new area of potential savings for supermarket retailers.
Carbon Upsets: Finding Reliable Offset Programs 
Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and hydrofluorocarbons are increasingly blamed as one of the primary causes of global warming. Investing in carbon offsetting, also known as carbon credits, is one way for businesses and consumers to help decrease these greenhouse gas emissions.
The New D'Ag Bag 
Larchmont, N.Y.-based D'Agostino Supermarkets is doing what president Nick D'Agostino III calls the right thing environmentally by giving customers an
Spreading the Word by Green Initiatives 
As a marketing initiative designed to build goodwill among Price Chopper's environmentally sensitive consumers, management plans to advertise and describe
Raley's: A Class Act for Health Education 
Every now and then a retailer finds a creative way to market its stores and provide a community service at the same time. That's now the case with West
Rising Tide at A&P: Fresh Fish 
Consumers have been told that seafood is good for them, and that they should eat more of it. A&P, Montvale, N.J., has plans to help them with the introduction
Microloans, Big Credit: 'Sharing the Wealth' 
Whole Foods Market created the Whole Planet Foundation in 2005 to combat poverty by assisting entrepreneurs in developing countries with direct microcredit
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