Safeway Unveils Solar-Powered Grocery Store

Pleasanton, Calif., Safeway Inc. has unveiled its first-ever solar powered grocery store. Solar panels will provide energy for the 55,000-sq.-ft. store in Dublin, Calif. The store’s gas station is already powered by wind energy.

The company has also invested in other retail-based energy-savings strategies to reduce its carbon power demand, including new energy-efficient refrigeration and lighting.

In other news, Safeway said Wednesday it promoted Michael R. Minasi to president of marketing. He had been senior VP of marketing.

Minasi joined Safeway in 1996 after holding numerous positions at Toys “R” Us Inc.

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