Fresh & Easy’s green efforts marked platinum by EPA’s GreenChill
FOLSOM, Calif. — Fresh & Easy announced that its new store in Folsom, Calif., received the platinum-level store certification award from the Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill Partnership.
While the platinum award puts Fresh & Easy — which joined EPA’s GreenChill in 2009 — among the nation’s 36,000 grocery stores, the Folsom location is the second store in California, and one of four grocery stores in the nation, to achieve these standards.
"Environmental responsibility is part of our DNA. We’ve made a commitment to invest in sustainable technologies from the start," said Steve Hagen, director of procurement and engineering at Fresh & Easy. "Using new natural refrigerants puts Fresh & Easy on the forefront of sustainability in our industry and ultimately makes these emerging technologies more cost effective for everyone."
EPA GreenChill’s store certification program is the only certification program in the nation that focuses on greener refrigeration. Its chief goal is to reduce refrigerant emissions from supermarkets that damage the Earth’s protective ozone layer and contribute to global warming.
Dollar General appoints EVP store operations
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — A former Safeway executive has joined Dollar General as its EVP store operations.
Effective March 19, Greg Sparks will assume all responsibilities for the operations of more than 9,900 retail stores in 38 states and serve on Dollar General’s real estate and store development committee, the company said. Sparks will report to chairman and CEO Rick Dreiling.
Sparks most recently served as president of Safeway’s Seattle division. His departure from the supermarket retailer was announced earlier this week.
“Greg is a proven leader with a breadth of retail experience across both operations and merchandising. Given that I have known Greg for 20 years and have had the opportunity to follow his career during this time, I believe Greg will be a great addition to Dollar General and help take our business to new levels of success,” Dreiling said.
Recent seasons of ‘Burn Notice,’ ‘White Collar’ headed to DVD
LOS ANGELES — Two of USA Network’s primetime shows are coming to DVD, thanks to 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.
The Season 3 DVD of "White Collar" features never-before-seen bonus footage, including deleted scenes, a gag reel, commentary on "Judgment Day," a "White Collar" trivia challenge for fans and a hilarious intervention caught on tape by the cast and crew with showrunner Jeff Eastin, who’s overzealous tweeting gets out of hand. The Season 5 DVD of "Burn Notice" features exclusive content, including an extended episode, deleted scenes, a gag reel and a thrilling featurette on the villains of the show.
"White Collar" Season 3 and "Burn Notice" Season 5 will hit retail June 5.