EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Supermarket retailer Fresh & Easy has added four more GreenChill-certified stores this year, a distinction developed by the Environmental Protection Agency's GreenChill Partnership.
The company, which has stores in California, Arizona and Nevada, now has the most GreenChill-certified stores than any other retailer in the nation. Fresh & Easy opened its first GreenChill store in September 2010.
"We've worked hard to be thoughtful on the impact we have on the environment, and we're excited to continue to innovate in this area," said Fresh & Easy CEO Tim Mason. "On average, our stores use 30% less energy than a typical supermarket, which not only helps the environment but also keeps our prices low so our customers can continue to save money."
EPA's GreenChill Partnership works with food retailers to reduce refrigerant emissions and decrease their impact on the ozone layer and climate change.
"The fact that Fresh & Easy has received the most GreenChill awards for its stores in the nation speaks volumes for the company's environmental commitment," said Keilly Witman, EPA's GreenChill Partnership manager. "We're happy to continue working with Fresh & Easy on bringing even more of its stores into the GreenChill program."