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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.