Michael Garry

Supermarket News
Gallery: Technology Tour of Wakefern/ShopRite
In this photo gallery, SN explores the technology used by Wakefern at one of its warehouses and one of its corporate ShopRite stores.
Kroger Tops Loyalty Program Survey
CINCINNATI — Kroger Rewards was named the highest-rated loyalty program in the grocery sector, according to a new study of U.S. consumer loyalty programs by Maritz Loyalty Marketing, New York.
Hannaford Plans First CO2-Only Refrigeration 
SCARBOROUGH, Maine – Hannaford Supermarkets here plans to open a 35,000-square-foot store in Turner, Maine, in July that will likely be the first supermarket in the U.S. to employ an environmentally friendly transcritical refrigeration system using only carbon dioxide to chill and freeze foods.
Study Details CO2 Refrigeration in North America 
BRUSSELS – More than 125 supermarkets in North America are using secondary, cascade and transcritical refrigeration systems that incorporate natural refrigerant carbon dioxide partly or completely, according to a new study from market development company shecco here.
Wakefern Launches Case Delivery Service 
KEASBEY, N.J. – Wakefern Food Corp., the member-owned wholesale cooperative here, recently launched ShopRiteDelivers.com, an e-commerce service that delivers full cases of selected non-perishable products to customers in and out of the markets served by Wakefern’s 250 ShopRite and 50 PriceRite stores.
Shopping Cart for Disabled Wins Award 
ALABASTER, Ala. — Caroline’s Cart, a shopping cart that can carry special-needs children and adults, has won the 2013 International da Vinci Award in the transportation and mobility category.
Witman to Leave the EPA’s GreenChill Partnership 
WASHINGTON — Keilly Witman, who is largely responsible for creating and managing the Environmental Protection Agency’s five-year-old GreenChill Partnership aimed at reducing refrigerant emissions in supermarkets, announced that she is leaving the agency as of April 30.
Weis Rewards Refrigeration Technicians for Cutting Leak Rates 
SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets here has recognized half of its 20 in-house refrigeration technicians with cash rewards for achieving refrigerant-leak-reduction goals at its 163 stores during 2012.
Weis Selling Store-Derived Compost 
SUNBURY, Pa. – Weis Markets here has begun selling private-label compost created from store-provided food waste at all of its 164 stores.
Yoke’s Tests RFID Promotion System 
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — In a novel test of new in-store technology, employee-owned Yoke’s Fresh Markets here has turned one of its 11 stores into a digital marketing network comprising promotional touchscreens and RFID technology.
Spartan Stores Makes Most Trustworthy List 
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Spartan Stores here was recently recognized by Forbes magazine in its annual "America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies" list.
No Sweat: How Stores Reduce Humidity 
Dehumidification technology is helping many retailers ward off the deleterious effects of excess in-store moisture on food and equipment.
Contractors Ask for More Start-Up Time 
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.
Whole Foods Embraces Green Globes, a LEED Alternative 
AUSTIN, Texas — Whole Foods Market here is leading the food retailing industry in obtaining the “Green Globes” building certification — an alternative to the popular LEED certification.
Hy-Vee Rewards Child for Spotting Typo 
West Des Moines, Iowa — Hy-Vee here recently rewarded a second-grade student who found a typo in a bakery sign with a dozen free donuts, much to the delight of his mother, who blogged about it.
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