Ann Taylor launches energy-conservation program
New York City Ann Taylor Stores Corp. said Tuesday it is reaffirming the company’s commitment to the environment through the launch of a new energy-conservation program in conjunction with Earth Day.
The initiative is coined “ACE,” which stands for “Ann Taylor Conserves Energy.” The program’s goals are to reduce carbon emissions, generate cost savings through reduced energy demand, and provide opportunities to engage store associates in Ann Taylor’s sustainability efforts.
As part of the ACE program, the company will provide training to all store associates on how to reduce energy demand by implementing best practices in such areas as lighting, temperature control, and equipment use.
The ACE program is a key element of the Ann Taylor Green Initiative, a multi-year strategy aimed at minimizing Ann Taylor’s environmental impact. As part of the Green Initiative, Ann Taylor is pursuing a number of programs to reduce energy use and waste, incorporate sustainable elements into products and stores, and promote environmental awareness for associates and clients.
Kroger announces second reusable bag contest
CINCINNATI Kroger announced its second annual design a resuable shopping bag contest.
Through May 15, customers can create their designs and vote on their favorite entries online at www.kroger.com/green .Anyone who designs a bag and has a valid shopper card will receive an electronic coupon loaded directly to their card for a free reusable bag (99 cents value), where valid. Kroger has also partnered with CafePress so that designers can purchase a reusable bag featuring their design.
The winner of the contest will receive a $1,000 Kroger gift card and a chance to see their bag design sold in Kroger stores. Four finalists will be awarded $250 Kroger gift cards and five runners-up will receive $100 Kroger gift cards.
Office Depot offers free resume copies and faxing
BOCA RATON, Fla. Office Depot announce that it isoffering customers free copies of resumes and free faxing from April 19 to May 30.
Customers will be able to participate in this special offer by visiting the Design, Print, & Ship Depot center in any one of the more than 1,100 Office Depot retail store locations nationwide. Office Depot is providing free copies of resumes, up to 25 single-sided pages, as well as free faxing to five different domestic numbers, up to 25 pages in total.
“Times are tough, and whether you are looking to make a career move or seeking your first job out of school, Office Depot is helping our customers take care of business by providing a valuable service free of charge,” said George Hill, SVP Office Depot’s Design, Print, and Ship Depot. “From paper and portfolios to custom printing and shipping, Office Depot is truly a one-stop-shop for resume products and services.”