Retailers define eco-friendly initiatives for the supply chain - The Packer

Retailers define eco-friendly initiatives for the supply chain

01/22/2010 03:08:23 PM
Lance Jungmeyer

Recently, it completed the solar installations at three California locations, with the panels projected to provide 20% to 30% of each facility’s electricity needs, according to the company.

Fresh & Easy, Riverside, Calif., is considering adding rooftop solar to its store locations, but that is in the preliminary stages, said spokesman Brendan Wonnacott.

The chain already has a massive rooftop solar array at its Riverside distribution center. The 500,000 square feet array – one of the largest in the nation — provides nearly 25% of all electricity used at the facility.

ShopRite supermarkets, which is owned by Wakefern Food Corp., in January unveiled a 1,024-panel solar power system at its retail store in Garwood, N.J.

In the club store arena, Sam’s Club is testing solar at five locations, including a 546 kilowatt system at its Glendora, Calif., store, according to a news release.

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