Sustainability http://supermarketnews.com/taxonomy/term/6697/more en Whole Foods among companies ditching green credits, cleaning up instead http://supermarketnews.com/whole-foods-among-companies-ditching-green-credits-cleaning-instead <div class="node-body link-body"><p>For years, thousands of companies have purchased renewable energy credits, known as RECs, to say they use green power and to shrink their carbon footprints. Now, Bloomberg Businessweek reports, as skepticism mounts about whether RECs achieve their claimed environmental benefits, the market for these credits is slowing—and a number of companies, from Whole Foods Market to McDonald’s, are quietly scaling back their involvement.</p> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> Open In New Window </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/whole-foods-among-companies-ditching-green-credits-cleaning-instead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sustainability Recommended Reading Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:56:00 +0000 499991 at http://supermarketnews.com New solutions to reducing food waste http://supermarketnews.com/blog/new-solutions-reducing-food-waste <div class="node-body blog-body">Given that there is still a long way to go to divert all of the food that retailers waste, it’s refreshing to see some companies trying out innovative practices beyond donations and composting. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/viewpoints">Viewpoints</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/new-solutions-reducing-food-waste" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/new-solutions-reducing-food-waste#comments SN Viewpoints Sustainability Fairway Market Wegmans Food Markets Viewpoints Fri, 05 Dec 2014 20:46:00 +0000 498501 at http://supermarketnews.com Walmart will use its size to improve food sustainability: Sinclair http://supermarketnews.com/sustainability/walmart-will-use-its-size-improve-food-sustainability-sinclair <div class="node-body article-body">Walmart’s sheer size gives it an opportunity to address issues in the food system, although it won’t be easy, Jack Sinclair, EVP, grocery division, said at The New York Times Food for Tomorrow conference on Wednesday. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/sustainability/walmart-will-use-its-size-improve-food-sustainability-sinclair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/sustainability/walmart-will-use-its-size-improve-food-sustainability-sinclair#comments Latest News Walmart Meat Dairy Produce Sustainability Wal-Mart Stores Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:33:00 +0000 496421 at http://supermarketnews.com MOM’s Organic Market opens oyster farm http://supermarketnews.com/seafood/mom-s-organic-market-opens-oyster-farm <div class="node-body article-body">To assist in conservation efforts in the Chesapeake Bay — and offer sustainable, affordable seafood in stores — MOM’s Organic Market has started its own oyster farm.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/seafood/mom-s-organic-market-opens-oyster-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/seafood/mom-s-organic-market-opens-oyster-farm#comments Latest News Seafood Sustainability Wed, 12 Nov 2014 17:26:00 +0000 496291 at http://supermarketnews.com Supplier Standouts: 2014 Supplier Leadership Awards http://supermarketnews.com/sn-awards/supplier-standouts-2014-supplier-leadership-awards <div class="field-deck"> SN spotlights the 12 winners of its fourth annual SLAs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">SN spotlights the winners of its fourth annual Supplier Leadership Awards.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/sn-awards/supplier-standouts-2014-supplier-leadership-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/sn-awards/supplier-standouts-2014-supplier-leadership-awards#comments Beverage Consumer Trends SN Awards Technology Marketing Sustainability Supplier News Center Store Nonfood Online Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0000 493961 at http://supermarketnews.com Colgate-Palmolive: 2014 Supplier Leadership Award winner for Sustainability http://supermarketnews.com/sustainability/colgate-palmolive-2014-supplier-leadership-award-winner-sustainability <div class="node-body article-body">An old toothbrush doesn’t necessarily evoke a feeling of possibility, but perhaps it should. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/sustainability/colgate-palmolive-2014-supplier-leadership-award-winner-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/sustainability/colgate-palmolive-2014-supplier-leadership-award-winner-sustainability#comments SN Awards Sustainability Supplier News Nonfood ShopRite Online Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0000 494031 at http://supermarketnews.com Study says shoppers base buying on social values http://supermarketnews.com/sustainability/study-says-shoppers-base-buying-social-values <div class="node-body article-body">Consumers prefer buying products that support their own principles of social responsibility, according to a new study.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/sustainability/study-says-shoppers-base-buying-social-values" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/sustainability/study-says-shoppers-base-buying-social-values#comments Latest News Retail & Financial Sustainability Health & Wellness Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:07:00 +0000 493911 at http://supermarketnews.com Walmart SVP: Collaboration key to sustainable food http://supermarketnews.com/sustainability/walmart-svp-collaboration-key-sustainable-food <div class="node-body article-body">As Wal-Mart Stores revealed big plans to accelerate its efforts around food sustainability, it didn’t do so alone.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/sustainability/walmart-svp-collaboration-key-sustainable-food" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/sustainability/walmart-svp-collaboration-key-sustainable-food#comments Latest News Walmart Sustainability Doug McMillon sustainability Wal-Mart Stores Tue, 07 Oct 2014 16:35:00 +0000 492481 at http://supermarketnews.com Walmart launches food sustainability initiative http://supermarketnews.com/walmart/walmart-launches-food-sustainability-initiative <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Wal-Mart Stores on Monday introduced a new commitment to food sustainability, saying the effort would contribute to lowering the &ldquo;true cost&rdquo; of food while improving access to healthy food and transparency as to its origins and ingredients.</p> <p>The initiatives were announced at a summit at the retailer&rsquo;s Bentonville headquarters.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/walmart/walmart-launches-food-sustainability-initiative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/walmart/walmart-launches-food-sustainability-initiative#comments Latest News Walmart Sustainability Doug McMillon Food Safety Wal-Mart Stores Mon, 06 Oct 2014 16:22:00 +0000 492391 at http://supermarketnews.com Retailer resources for reducing food waste http://supermarketnews.com/blog/retailer-resources-reducing-food-waste <div class="node-body blog-body">Savvy food retailers know that reducing food waste isn’t just a feel-good story for customers — it can also help a business’s bottom line. But where can supermarkets turn if they don’t already have waste reduction programs in place? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sn-social">SN Social</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/retailer-resources-reducing-food-waste" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/retailer-resources-reducing-food-waste#comments SN Social Sustainability SN Social Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:22:00 +0000 492231 at http://supermarketnews.com