New stores represent large investments, and food retailers are understandably anxious to open them to shoppers as soon as possible. But retailers who force their refrigeration contractors to rush the installation of complex refrigeration systems may be making a costly mistake.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s acting administrator, Bob Perciasepe, signed off on the final rule governing the allocation of R-22 through 2014, allowing more of the refrigerant than was previously expected.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – Price Chopper Supermarkets here announced in its 132 stores and on its Facebook page that it will no longer accept coupons from drug stores, club stores and dollar stores, though it will continue to take coupons “with some limitations” from other supermarkets and Target.
ADDISON, Ill. — Angelo Caputo’s Fresh Markets, a six-store operator here, plans to open a combined warehouse/commissary/retail store this year that will include one of the first environmentally friendly transcritical refrigeration systems to be deployed in a U.S. food facility.
FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The Retail Orphan Initiative (RetailROI), a nonprofit group raising awareness and providing help for vulnerable children worldwide, has set up an NCAA basketball tournament pool – dubbed March Gladness -- as a fundraiser to build a school in Haiti for 90 children.
AUSTIN, Texas — At the 2013 SXSW Interactive Festival here, Catalina, St. Petersburg, Fla., unveiled a mobile ad system for CPG brands — called BuyerVision Mobile — with the ability to deliver personalized offers based on a shopper’s in-store purchase history, and then measure the impact on store sales.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The inventor of Caroline’s Cart — a grocery shopping cart designed to carry children and adults with special needs — will meet with federal policymakers and other elected officials March 12-14 in Washington to raise awareness of the cart as a new addition for retailers seeking to make their stores more accessible.
AUSTIN, Texas — Whole Foods Market here plans to open a store in Brooklyn, N.Y., in November that will be one of the first in the U.S. to deploy an environmentally friendly transcritical refrigeration system that uses only carbon dioxide as its refrigerant.
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Green Building Initiative here, which oversees the Green Globes building certification process in the U.S., will release revised building certification tools this year that will incorporate refrigeration standards developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill partnership.