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Consumer Electronics Association sees boost in technology confidence

BY CSA STAFF

ARLINGTON, Va. — Consumers are growing more confident in technology and plan on spending more in this area, according to the latest CEA Index released today by the Consumer Electronics Association. The CEA Index also showed that consumer confidence in the overall economy improved this month.

Consumers’ confidence to spend on technology reached its highest September level in the history of the CEA Index and its fifth highest level for any single-month period. The CEA Index of Consumer Technology Expectations (ICTE) rose 4.9 points this month, reaching 92.4. The ICTE, which measures consumer expectations about technology spending, is 10.5 points higher year-over-year and is at its highest level since December 2011.

“There were several key high-tech product announcements this month which served as an important catalyst for tech buying heading into the fourth quarter and the holiday shopping season,” said Shawn DuBravac, CEA’s chief economist and senior director of research. “This month’s measure of sentiment is at levels typically only seen during the height of the holiday buying season, an indication that consumers are likely to buy and spend more on tech in the weeks ahead.”

Consumer sentiment toward the overall economy also rose in September. The CEA Index of Consumer Expectations (ICE) increased 3.5 points from August, reaching 172.2. The ICE, which measures consumer expectations about the broader economy, is nearly 15.4 points higher than this time last year.

“Despite rising gas prices, uncertainties overseas, domestic elections and the slow recovery of the U.S. economy, an improved stock market and an increase in housing prices has consumers feeling more confident about their financial future,” said DuBravac. “The wealth effects are real and will help consumers feel as if they are on firmer ground financially.”

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Whole Foods Market awarded EPA Green Power Leadership award

BY Staff Writer

Austin, Texas — Whole Foods Market said Tuesday it has received a 2012 Green Power Leadership Award for sustained excellence from the Environmental Protection Agency for its renewable energy purchase of 800 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) last year.

The annual award recognizes leading green power purchasers for their commitment and contribution to helping advance the development of the nation’s voluntary green power market.

In addition to its renewable energy purchases, Whole Foods Market is generating nearly 258,000 kWh annually with the use of on-site solar arrays, which is enough green power to meet 107% of the grocer’s electricity use. Whole Foods Market adds this most recent award to its three previous Green Power Partner of the Year and two Green Power Purchasing awards from the EPA.

The grocer also received the Superior Achievement Award from the EPA’s GreenChill Partnership for reaching its refrigerant emission reduction goal for last year. GreenChill works with grocers to decrease their impact on the ozone layer and climate change by reducing refrigerant emissions. Whole Foods Market has won a GreenChill award the past four years as well.

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Kroger puts a face on breast cancer awareness

BY CSA STAFF

CINCINNATI — Kroger, in partnership with key suppliers, has committed $3 million in donations for local breast cancer initiatives across the country to support National Breast Cancer Awareness month in October.

At the end of this year, Kroger will have donated more than $21 million to support breast cancer research, education and services since Giving Hope a Hand began in 2006.

As part of the company’s campaign to promote awareness, the retailer is featuring associates who are breast cancer survivors on marketing materials and custom packages of national and Kroger corporate brand products. These women share their survivor stories on the packaging of select items sold exclusively in Kroger’s family of stores.

"The Kroger family applauds the willingness of our associates to share their personal stories as breast cancer survivors," said David Dillon, Kroger’s chairman and CEO. "Their participation in this unique campaign inspires, educates and offers courage to our customers and other associates who are affected by this disease."

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