PORTLAND, Ore. — A remodeled Fred Meyer location here is the first store in the Kroger Co. chain to earn LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, a spokeswoman for the chain told SN. The store, which opened last month and is in the midst of an eight-week grand-opening celebration, undertook a variety of initiatives to reduce its impact on the environment, according to information posted on the chain's website. The energy-efficiency and conservation initiatives ...

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