Three Stater Bros. stores earn EPA’s GreenChill Award
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Stater Bros. announced that three of its supermarkets have received the Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill Award.
The regional chain said that the stores, all located in Southern California, earned the Gold Award from the EPA, the second-highest award offered by the agency to businesses that use refrigerants that do not harm the earth’s ozone layer.
This marked another green achievement for Stater Bros., which introduced a "Green Waste" composting program in 2009 in all of its 167 supermarket locations to turn organic waste into compost that is sold to area farmers.
"Stater Bros. is very proud to receive these awards from the EPA’s GreenChill Partnership," Stater Bros. chairman and CEO Jack Brown said. "We are happy to be doing our part to protect our Planet Earth, and we are especially pleased that the EPA has recognized our environmental achievements."
Kroger donates $250K to storm, flood relief efforts
CINCINNATI — Kroger is committing $250,000 in cash and in-kind contributions to assist storm and flood relief efforts in communities across several Southeastern states.
Of the $250,000 commitment, the supermarket retailer is providing $150,000 in both cash and in-kind support, prioritizing food contributions to local Feeding America food banks to assist residents as demand increases. Additionally, Kroger’s charitable arm, the Kroger Foundation, will provide the American Red Cross with up to $100,000 in cash to match customer donations collected at the register in Kroger stores.
"We hope that providing food and water to local food banks and financial support to the Red Cross will help our associates and customers rebuild their communities in the aftermath of these devastating storms," said Lynn Marmer, group VP corporate affairs for Kroger.
Sam’s Club to offer skin health screenings
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Sam’s Club is offering skin health screenings to customers on May 14 as part of Skin Cancer Awareness Month.
Sam’s Club shoppers will be offered skin assessments, which will be conducted by U.S. Wellness, to both members and nonmembers. U.S. Wellness will conduct DermaScan skin tests, which use Type A ultraviolet light to show sun damage that is invisible to the naked human eye. The retailer added that it will offer free DermaScan skin tests to the first 100 participants who sign up in each club.
"May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and according to the American Cancer Society, 1-in-5 Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of their lifetime," said Jill Turner-Mitchael, Sam’s Club health-and-wellness SVP. "Sam’s Club hopes to promote early detection and prevention of skin cancer. By offering free skin health screenings in our pharmacy areas, we can help educate how important it is to protect your skin."
For more information, times and locations of health screenings at participating Sam’s Club locations, members can visit SamsClub.com/HealthyLiving.