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Supermarket News
EPA Allocates R-22 Refrigerant for 2013-14 
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.
Price Chopper Alters Competitor Coupons Policy 
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.
Caputo’s to Use Transcritical Refrigeration in Hybrid Location 
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.
Ahold’s Mobile Apps  1
Ahold USA is unusual among food retailers for having not one but two separate mobile apps.
SN Seeks Nominations for Technology Excellence Awards 
SN is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 11th annual Technology Excellence Awards program.
Retail Group’s NCAA Pool Aims to Build School 
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.
Catalina Unveils Targeted Mobile Ad System 
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.
Caroline’s Cart Creator Heads to D.C. 
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.
Whole Foods to Use Transcritical Refrigeration System 
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.
Just the Facts: 2013 Technology Survey 
Retailers and wholesalers in SN’s 19th annual State of the Industry Report on Supermarket Technology show a penchant for using data-driven applications rather than relying on hunches or experience.
Green Globes Certification to Include GreenChill Standards 
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.
GMA’s Bailey Responds to Obesity Writer 
GMA’s Bailey Responds to Obesity Writer WASHINGTON -- Pamela G. Bailey, president and chief executive officer of the Grocery Manufacturers Association responded to an author of an obesity book and article by saying that his work “misrepresents” the efforts of CPG manufacturers.
Safeway Tackles Issue of Slavery in Supply Chain 
PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway here has taken a leadership position on an issue not typically given much visibility in the North American food industry — eradicating human trafficking and slavery in the supply chain of retailers and CPG manufacturers.
GreenChill to Explore Green Globes in Webinar 
WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill partnership, a voluntary program designed to help retailers reduced refrigerant charge and leaks, will explore the use of the Green Globes building rating system in a webinar on Feb. 28.
Gallery: 12 Looks at the Supply Chain Conference
ORLANDO, Fla. — Hosted by the Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the Supply Chain Conference held here Feb. 4-6 provided many examples of collaboration between retailers and manufacturers.
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