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MillerCoors Shoots For Sustainability

MillerCoors announced its strategies and plans to increase sustainability within its company, which plans to focus primarily on responsibility, environmental stewardship, supply chain, people & communities and ethics & transparency.  The company’s newest report, “Great Things on Tap” gives details on its performance in these areas. MillerCoors has made progress toward its 2015 goals for

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Kum & Go Recognized For Sustainability

Being a family-owned company makes it easier to act in an environmentally responsible manner, says manager of sustainability for Kum & Go. Kum & Go LLC was recently recognized by Metro Waste Authority as the large business winner of its annual Environmental Impact Awards, Business Record Online reported.  The c-store chain is among an increasing

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Propel Works With Eco-Energy For Renewable Fuel Supply

Propel Fuels can focus on its “core mission of fueling progress” more often by working with Eco-Energy as its main supplier of fuel. Propel Fuels, a leading retailer of renewable fuels and clean mobility solutions, announced it entered an exclusive supply agreement with Eco-Energy, a distributor of renewable fuels, to reach the company’s E85 demand

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KRAFT YES Pack Wins DuPont Packaging Innovation Award

The KRAFT YES Pack, an innovative and eco-friendly dressings package for the foodservice industry, has been awarded the coveted DuPont Packaging Award for innovation. The groundbreaking packaging design by KRAFT is designed to help operators manage costs and improve back-of-house efficiencies by conserving energy and raw materials during the production process. A recent winner of

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Propel Fuels Receives Millions To Expand In California

New gas station in Redwood City, Calif. receives millions in grant money to open more stations across the state. Propel Fuels plans to expand its sales of alternative fuels throughout California within the next four years. Matt Horton, CEO of Propel Fuels, wants to help consumers find convenient places for drivers to fill their tanks

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LA Bans Plastic Bags In Retail Outlets

Los Angeles plans to get rid of all plastic bags in the city to promote sustainability in its grocery, convenience and retail stores. The Los Angeles City Council approved a sweeping ban on the distribution of single-use, plastic shopping bags at grocery stores, convenience stores and pharmacies within the city. This decision came from a

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Mars Buys Nearly 90,000 Metric Tons of Certified Cocoa in 2012

Mars meets 2011 milestone of 10% of total cocoa purchases certified while on track to buy over 20% certified cocoa in 2012. Mars Chocolate has made significant progress in just three years towards fulfilling its 2009 pledge to purchase its entire cocoa supply from certified sustainable sources by 2020. The company stated that it had

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Foodservice Sustainability Recognized With Grant

“The thoroughness of Phipps’ foodservice sustainability program stood out as having a positive impact on its operations as well as the community at large,” says HCFS spokesperson. The Hobart Center for Foodservice Sustainability (HCFS) has awarded a $5,000 grant to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, Pa., in recognition of foodservice sustainability initiatives that

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CITGO Wins API Award

CITGO Pipeline Co. was recently honored with the 2011 Safety Performance Award and the 2011 Environmental Performance Award in the small operator category presented by the American Petroleum Institute (API). These awards are among the industry’s top honors and are reserved for companies that demonstrate excellence in safety and environmental stewardship. The Occupational Safety Award

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7-Eleven Rolls Out Electric Vehicle Fast-Charging Network

7-Eleven and 350Green help drivers re-charge vehicles in under 30 minutes at Illinois Tollway Oases. Governor Pat Quinn and representatives from the Illinois Tollway, 350Green LLC and 7-Eleven Inc. have announced the availability of the nation’s largest network of fast-charging electric vehicle (EV) stations. As part of Governor Quinn’s commitment to increasing sustainability across Illinois,

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Visibly Fresh

Inline Plastics Corp. has introduced a new line of upscale containers specifically designed to meet the needs of the foodservice industry.  The new Visibly Fresh product line consists of rigid, crystal clear plastic containers that represent the ideal combination of value and quality. The upscale design and minimal ribbing of the Visibly Fresh line promotes

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Innovative Dressings Package

The KRAFT YES Pack, an innovative dressings package introduced in January 2012 by Kraft Foodservice, is designed to deliver maximum yield with greater ease. Made from flexible yet durable plastic, the YES Pack allows operators to easily squeeze out up to 99% of the dressing inside without creating any inconvenient mess for the user. The

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McDonald’s To Test Replacing Foam Cups

Paper cups to take the place of foam cups in 2,000 restaurants in a test that is mostly to affect West Coast locations. In response to a 2011 shareholder resolution filed by shareholder advocacy organization As You Sow, McDonald’s Corp. recently confirmed that it is taking a major step toward possible phase-out of polystyrene foam

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Kroger Creates Director of Sustainability Position

Kroger Co., the Cincinnati-based operator of 791 convenience stores, 1,100 supermarket fueling stations and 2,435 grocery stores, has hired Suzanne Lindsay as director of sustainability, a new position leading the grocer’s sustainability initiatives. Lindsay, who previously created and led the sustainability efforts at PetSmart Inc., will lead Kroger’s Sustainability Leadership Team. “We have made substantial

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EPA Recognizes Manitowoc Foodservice

Manitowoc receives 2012 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award for protecting the environment through energy efficiency.   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Manitowoc Foodservice a 2012 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of its continued leadership in protecting our environment through energy efficiency. Manitowoc Foodservice’s accomplishments will be recognized at an awards

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Kroger Makes Strides In Sustainability

“In 2010, Kroger stores saved enough energy to power the city of Fort Worth for a full year,” says Kroger president. The Kroger Co. has released its fifth annual Sustainability Report, showing it continues to meet annual sustainability benchmarks, including reducing in-store energy consumption by 30% since 2000. “Kroger associates have worked hard to integrate

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Handee Marts Joins Dream Machine Recycling Initiative

For all the bottles and cans recycled in a Dream Machine, PepsiCo will support career training, education and job creation for post-9/11 U.S. veterans with disabilities. 7-Eleven Handee Marts and PepsiCo have partnered to make available at more than 20 7-Eleven locations throughout Pittsburgh and the greater Pittsburgh area, increasing public access to recycling. The

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Coca-Cola Introduces Fully Recyclable Racks

“Sustainability is core to our business, so we want to demonstrate this commitment to our customers, and consumers at every level,” says Coca-Cola spokesperson. As the Coca-Cola Co. continues to advance its efforts in sustainability, it is developing a family of 100% recyclable merchandise display racks for use in grocery and convenience stores in the

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Dallas Walgreens Launches Electric Vehicle Charging

New charging station is the first of 18 planned for Walgreens locations across Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Walgreens is helping to launch the nation’s first privately funded and comprehensive electric vehicle charging network with an initial station at the Walgreens drugstore at Belt Line Road and Montfort Drive in Dallas. The drugstore retailer is working with

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Kum & Go Leaders Receive Energy Efficiency Award

Five new Kum & Go stores expected to use 20% less energy. In recognition of their commitment to environmental stewardship, Kum & Go leaders are set to receive the “Energy Efficiency Leader Award” from Hussmann and Trane, both brands of Ingersoll Rand, for adopting sustainable energy and operational efficiency solutions. Trane is a global provider

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Sunoco Wins 2011 Energy Star Award

Sunoco works hard to conserve energy by selecting better materials and improving how it operates, says Sunoco CEO. Sunoco Inc. has received the 2011 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its continued efforts to protect the environment through energy efficiency. The 2011 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award recognizes

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Manitowoc Foodservice Named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

“Manitowoc Foodservice is producing and promoting energy-efficient ENERGY STAR products that help American consumers join in the effort to increase our nation’s energy efficiency,” says EPA Spokesperson. For the second consecutive year, the (EPA) has named Manitowoc Foodservice as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for its contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by

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Fresh & Easy Celebrates GreenChill Certification

“We’ve worked hard to be thoughtful on the impact we have on the environment,” says CEO. Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market has added four more GreenChill certified stores this year, including a Gold certified store that opened this week in Oceanside, Calif. GreenChill certification is awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) GreenChill Partnership

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Smith’s Debuts Electric Car Charging Station

New equipment allows the option of using solar panels to power the fuel station in the future. Smith’s Food & Drug Stores has opened its 37th Smith’s Express fuel station in Utah, located in the parking lot of the Smith’s store at 876 South 800 East in Salt Lake City. The fuel center is the

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Fresh & Easy Launches Reusable Bags

“Based on sales of the bag already, we know customers like the design and the price point,” says Fresh & Easy’s director of neighborhood affairs. Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market debuted the winning design from its first-ever Design-A-Bag contest in its stores this week. The new reusable bag retails for only 79 cents and has

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