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March 7, 2013

Walgreens on Thursday announced plans to build what the company believes will be the nation’s first net-zero energy retail store, which engineers predict will produce energy equal to or greater than it consumes.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Thursday announced plans to build what the company believes will be the nation’s first net-zero energy retail store, which engineers predict will produce energy equal to or greater than it consumes.  

November 2, 2012

Multiformat food and fuel retailer Giant Eagle will be introducing its first discount format Good Cents Grocery + More to the Pittsburgh market Nov. 4.

PITTSBURGH — Multiformat food and fuel retailer Giant Eagle will be introducing its first discount format Good Cents Grocery + More to the Pittsburgh market Nov. 4. The 46,000-sq.-ft. location will feature a 3,800-sq.-ft. produce section offering more than 230 conventional and organic produce items and a cheese department with more than 60 specialty items.

June 19, 2012

Meijer recently joined the U.S. Environment Protection Agency's GreenChill Partnership.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer recently joined the U.S. Environment Protection Agency's GreenChill Partnership. Created as a voluntary partnership, GreenChill members focus on reducing refrigerant emissions and decreasing their impact on the environment and ultimately people's health. By joining GreenChill, Meijer is pledging to meet higher standards that go beyond the regulatory requirements to protect the ozone layer and combat climate change.

August 25, 2011

CVS/pharmacy and design-build firm Gray Construction have announced that the recently opened CVS/pharmacy distribution center in Chemung County, N.Y., has been awarded LEED Gold certification.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy and design-build firm Gray Construction have announced that the recently opened CVS/pharmacy distribution center in Chemung County, N.Y., has been awarded LEED Gold certification.

June 22, 2011

Baby food brand Beech-Nut announced that its new facility has earned LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council and the Green Building Certification Institute.

CITY OF AMSTERDAM, N.Y. — Baby food brand Beech-Nut announced that its new facility has earned LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council and the Green Building Certification Institute.

The $124 million facility, which serves as Beech-Nut's headquarters and production plant, opened in June 2010 and was designed to achieve LEED certification for energy use, lighting, water and material use. Facility features and highlights include:

  • Annual energy savings equal to the energy demands of more than 2,000 people;

April 6, 2011

Fresh & Easy is bringing back its Design-a-Bag contest, which invites customers to design and vote on the grocer's next reusable bag that will be sold in its stores.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Fresh & Easy is bringing back its Design-a-Bag contest, which invites customers to design and vote on the grocer's next reusable bag that will be sold in its stores.

February 25, 2011

Procter & Gamble is working toward making its sites LEED-certified as part of the company's long-term sustainability commitment.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble is working toward making its sites LEED-certified as part of the company's long-term sustainability commitment.

Established by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED is the nation's preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. All new P&G sites, including those in the United States, that currently are in the design phase or early construction are working toward achieving LEED certification, P&G said.

January 19, 2011

Fresh & Easy debuted the winning design from its first-ever Design-A-Bag contest in its stores this week.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Fresh & Easy 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 already is a big hit with customers, with thousands already sold. The bag's creative design was hand-drawn by Los Angeles resident Josephine Close, who received a year's worth of free groceries for winning the contest.

October 20, 2010

Regional supermarket chain Fresh & Easy said its promotion of reusable canvas bags has been...

September 13, 2010

California-based grocer Fresh & Easy is bringing back its popular reusable bag giveaway, which will...

September 9, 2010

Grocery chain Wegmans is replacing some of its reusable bags after a consumer group found...

February 28, 2010

Physicians Formula has beena trailblazer in green beauty innovation, and now it is bringing sustainability...

AZUSA, Calif. — Physicians Formula has beena trailblazer in green beauty innovation, and now it is bringing sustainability to mass makeup with the March launch of its new Bamboo Wear.

The collection is the first-ever bamboo makeup available in the “masstige” market that provides sustainable beauty in sustainable packaging. It features a reusable, refillable compact; Bamboo Silk face powder and bronzer refills; and a Bambuki brush, all sold separately.

September 27, 2007

L’Oreal USA broke ground on Thursday for a new office facility here that is scheduled...