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May 2, 2014

Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning technology is in the midst of a dramatic evolution brought on by a variety of factors, including regulations, retailers’ needs for technological sophistication, operational and cost efficiency, and ease of implementation and use. These and other topics were discussed in the SPECS session, “Evolution, Revolution: The Future of HVAC and Refrigeration.”

February 26, 2014

It’s a well-known industry fact that refrigeration and freezer appliances, which are no longer exclusive to supermarkets, are major electricity “hogs” in retail stores.

September 27, 2013

Whole Foods Market’s core values of local, natural and environmentally responsible commerce are showcased in its store in downtown Detroit.

August 27, 2013

H-E-B is thinking green — and out of the box — when it comes to refrigeration. The company is the first U.S. retailer to deploy a propane refrigeration system in its refrigerated display cases.

The Hussmann-designed system is in place in H-E-B’s new 83,000-sq.-ft. store in Austin, Texas, which is part of the redevelopment of an old airport site in the city’s Mueller neighborhood. The entire project is focused on sustainability and energy efficiency. So is H-E-B.

August 27, 2013

H-E-B has registered its new store in Austin for LEED certification and Austin Energy Green Building certification. Apart from using a propane refrigeration system, the store includes a number of other green “firsts” for H-E-B, including the use of 100% LED lighting, radiant floor cooling, a chilled water system that supports the store refrigeration and HVAC systems, chilled sails/beams for cooling, a wood building frame and roof deck, a ceramic-based roof coating and extensive use of photovoltaic panels.

July 3, 2013

MPW Engineering provided design and specifications of the refrigeration and refrigeration energy management systems for the newly converted Walgreen’s store in the Empire State Building in Manhattan.

April 16, 2012

Today’s retail associates have more selling tools at their disposal than ever before — not the least of which is the increasingly popular tablet. The mobile device has taken not only front-of-house selling to new levels but has added efficiencies and enhanced employee productivity to back-of-house functions as well. Chain Store Age talked with Mike Stinson, VP marketing of Motion Computing, about the trend toward tablets.

What are some of the most prevalent uses of tablets in the retail environment?

March 15, 2012

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market received the Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill Partnership’s highest award — Platinum-Level Store Certification — for green refrigeration technology at its new store in Folsom, Calif.

August 22, 2011

Sprouts Farmers Market in Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Calif., has joined an elite club: It is only the third store in the nation to achieve the Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill Partnership higher honor, Platinum Level Certification.

February 10, 2011

Fresh Madison Market, in downtown Madison, Wis., operates on three guiding principles: sustainability, eating well and green living. The 18,000-sq.-ft. store, which opened last year and has a fresh foods focus, adheres to eco-friendly practices throughout its operation and boasts an extensive recycling program that comes complete with its own cardboard baler.


October 11, 2010

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded Food Lion with its 2010 Montreal Protocol Award, a...

September 20, 2010

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market will open its second GreenChill certified store, in Oceanside, Calif.,...

September 8, 2010

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market on Wednesday opened the first grocery store in Southern California...

August 4, 2010

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market has embarked on an ambitious plan to reduce water consumption...

July 20, 2010

A new Sprouts Farmers Market that opened late June in Culver City, Calif., is projected...

October 29, 2009

Food Lion and refrigeration manufacturer Kysor//Warren unveiled the grocery industry's first cascading refrigeration system with...

October 26, 2009

Hy-Vee on Tuesday opened its first Wisconsin location, in Madison. The 92,000-sq.-ft. supermarket, housed in...

September 30, 2009

Food Lion has opened a store in College Park, Ga., that is the chain’s first...

January 8, 2009

Raley’s Family of Fine Stores has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration...

December 14, 2008

It’s not uncommon for full-service and quick-service restaurants to keep a store of thousands...

December 14, 2008

It’s not uncommon for full-service and quick-service restaurants to keep a store of thousands of...

September 30, 2008

In the first application of its type in North America, Price Chopper Supermarkets has...

January 31, 2008

Price Chopper is always on the lookout for new ways to expand its sustainability...

January 14, 2008

Bentonville, Ark. Wal-Mart Stores announced Tuesday it is gearing up to open the first of...

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