H.E. Butt Grocery Co. here opened a new store in the Montrose section of Houston Wednesday that will convert part of its parking lot to an outdoor events plaza on weekends for concerts, movies and artisan markets.
21 November 2011
What’s growing on your roof? If you answered, “Nothing,” that could change, because the New York based firm Bright Farms has a plan that will turn the rooftops of supermarkets green with rooftop based greenhouses.
03 October 2011
Smith’s Food & Drug Stores, a division of the Kroger Co., completed the installation of photovoltaic energy panels at two stores in Albuquerque, N.M., making it the first Kroger division to operate solar energy systems
26 August 2011
A Manhattan firm that specializes in hydroponic greenhouses, the company is suggesting that in the not-so-distant future your kale could come from as close as the greenhouse on top of your local supermarket.
24 August 2011
The Meijer supermarket chain expects to increase purchases of locally grown fruits and vegetables by 5 percent this year, Meijer announced Tuesday.
18 August 2011
During his discussion with farmers Emanuel said he is committed to increasing urban agriculture because it is a critical step toward eliminating food deserts and creating green jobs.
03 August 2011
Bright Farms builds and operates the hydroponic greenhouses in exchange for a five to 10-year guaranteed purchase agreement with the supermarkets. “They give us the roof. We do everything else,” said Linsley.
From NY Bounty
19 July 2011
Many stamps of certifications have become staples in our food system, such as USDA Organic, but many are far less common, and often just as meaningful.
15 July 2011
The Irish Times writes up BrightFarms
13 July 2011
Chef John Mooney — my tour guide — is able to grow nearly two-thirds the vegetables for his restaurant precisely because he doesn’t rely on soil.
10 July 2011
Supervalu Inc. will transition 40 stores, primarily under the Albertsons banner, to zero-waste operations during the company’s current fiscal year.
06 July 2011
“It’s an exciting time for us,” said Carolina Farmin’ founder Wayne Long. “Our vision for creating a seven-day-a-week public market that supports local growers and producers is about to become a reality. This is an idea that’s long overdue.”
05 July 2011
The Sustainability Consortium members have voted to adopt the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Product Accounting and Reporting Standard (GHG Protocol Product Standard).
02 July 2011
Limited land, water scarcity and an increasing number of mouths to feed. How some forward thinking entrepreneurs have taken traditional methods of food production and consumption and turned them upside down, while still making a profit
30 June 2011
The national restaurant chain Chipotle says it will increase from 5 million to 10 million pounds the amount of fruits and vegetables grown within 350 miles of the restaurants where it is served.
29 June 2011
With an estimated 570 million pounds of food packaging getting tossed into landfills each year in America, packaging is a question of concern for supermarkets who aim to have a smaller environmental footprint. A new grocery store, hoping to open in Austin, TX this fall, offers a solution for this issue by offering products with no packaging, and an emphasis on local and organic foods.
28 June 2011
Supervalu (which operates nearly 1,450 corporate stores, including Acme, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Farm Fresh) will be moving towards a “hyper-local” approach to produce retail.
24 June 2011
Many retailers are not looking at “going green” as just a fad, but rather a new route for businesses to focus on. As consumers become much more aware and start taking on a “green attitude” in relation to the environment, numerous retailers are looking to meet those needs
23 June 2011
‘It’s no secret that most produce purchased in grocery stores is far from “green,” grown in far away states and countries and transported hundreds, even thousands of miles, adding costs and carbon footprint along the way.’
13 June 2011