Fresh & Easy announces four new stores set to open this July
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market announced the grand opening of four California stores in Pasadena, Oxnard and Santa Barbara County set to open this July.
Based on customer feedback, Fresh & Easy announced it will be introducing over 1,000 new products to existing stores over the summer. Customers should expect to see more Fresh & Easy brand products, larger pack sizes, more national brands and exclusive new lines of national brand-quality products at low prices.
“As we have always done, we continue to listen and evolve to improve the shopping trip for customers. We’re hearing customers want to stretch their dollars even further, without compromising on quality,” said Tim Mason, Fresh & Easy CEO. “Particularly in this economy, we’re pleased we can open four additional stores in new neighborhoods while creating more than 80 high-quality jobs.”
Fresh & Easy currently operates 120 stores in California, Arizona and Nevada.
Wegmans honored for energy savings
LEXINGTON, Mass. Wegmans was one of 10 organizations honored in May as a “Northeast Business Leader for Energy Efficiency” by Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, the grocer announced last week.
Wegmans was nominated by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, and was selected for recognition based upon its commitment to achieving energy savings through cost-effective energy-efficiency investments; addressing comprehensive changes in major energy systems; improving energy performance through operational practices and management level support; and demonstrating leadership to advance energy efficiency.
Some of the energy-saving strategies implemented by Wegmans included:
- A comprehensive retrofit of all lighting systems, providing more light to stores at half the previous cost; this included the use of high-performance T8 fixtures, high-efficiency fluorescent lamps and LEDs in freezer cases and exit signs;
- The installation of high-efficiency HVAC systems; and
- The installation of interval meters on equipment to control energy use.
As a result of these improvements, Wegmans has achieved annual cost savings of more than $1.4 million, the company stated.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to recognize Wegmans and NYSERDA for their commitments to energy efficiency,” stated Sue Coakley, executive director of NEEP. “Wegmans is a noteworthy example of the best practices in energy efficiency that can help businesses improve the bottom line, contribute to economic growth and reduce environmental impact.”
Sony re-releases three classic sci-fi films in three-disc collection
CULVER CITY, Calif. Three classic sci-fi films from director Ishiro Honda will make their DVD debuts when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases Icons of Sci-Fi: Toho Collection.
The series will include the digitally re-mastered motion pictures, H-Man (1958), Battle in Outer Space (1959) and Mothra (1961).
Original Japanese and U.S. versions and two commentaries will also be included in this three-disc DVD collection, available for $24.96 Aug. 18.