Supervalu Aims for 40 More Zero Waste Stores

Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Supervalu Inc. has announced a goal of having 40 of its store locations achieve a “zero waste” designation by the end of February 2012. The company’s grocery chains include Albertson’s, Shop ‘n Save, Cub Foods and Farm Fresh.

To achieve the zero-waste designation by Supervalu, a store must divert at least 90 percent of its waste from landfills. Two of the company’s grocery stores — both of which were Albertson’s located in California — achieved the designation last year.

“Our commitment to significantly increase the number of zero waste stores is part of a long-term strategy for Supervalu to be a leader in the area of environmental sustainability,” said Andy Herring, executive vice president of real estate, market development and legal, in a press release. “At the same time, we are committed to these projects because we’ve also seen that they make a positive financial impact on our business, a true win-win.”

According to the company, its recycling revenues exceeded its landfill expenses for the first time in the firm’s history in fiscal year 2011.


"Supervalu to Boost Number of Zero Waste Stores" (press release)

Supervalu's 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

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