Cub Foods awarded LEED Gold
Stillwater, Fla. Cub Foods and its parent company, Supervalu, announced Monday that Cub has become the first grocer in Minnesota to be awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification for one of its stores.
The Cub store, located in St. Paul, is one of just three supermarkets in the nation to successfully achieve LEED Gold Certification, which is the second highest certification that can be achieved in the LEED program.
Among the green features that helped the chain achieve certification were:
- Forty four skylights that illuminate 75% of regularly occupied spaces using a solar-powered GPS system that tracks and redirects sunlight as needed;
- The first commercial parking lot in Minnesota to be illuminated using just LED lights that only need to be replaced every 40 years and provide 50% energy savings;
- Half of the waste from buildings torn down on the construction site reused in the construction of the new building or recycled
- Thirty-five percent savings in lighting costs compared with typical Cub stores;
- Amaintenance-free floor eliminating the need for chemicals during the cleaning process; and
- Alandscape irrigation system that uses 50% less water than typical systems.
“Cub Foods submitted 41 points to the USGBC for LEED Gold consideration,” said Scott Reinke, senior project manager, Supervalu. “To have all 41 points approved is exceptional in the industry of green building development.”
‘American Idol’ album exclusive to Walmart
NEW YORK A new album featuring the top 10 finalists from the most recent season of American Idol will be available exclusively at Walmart and Walmart.com on June 30.
The album, titled “American Idol Season 8,” was produced by 19 Recordings and RCA Records and features two tracks from American Idol champion Kris Allen — his hit single “No Boundaries” (written By “Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi, Cathy Dennis and Mitch Allan) and his version of Donna Summer’s “She Works Hard For The Money.” There are also two tracks from runner-up Adam Lambert — his version of “No Boundaries” and his acoustic take on Tears for Fears “Mad World,” based on the arrangement by Michael Andrews and Gary Jules from the “Donnie Darko” soundtrack. The album also features one track each from all of the other Top 10 contestants before culminating with runner-up Adam Lambert’s recording of “No Boundaries” as well.
New prototype ready for Texas
The town of Huntsville, which is about an hour north of Houston on I-45, soon will be home to one of Target’s new fresh prototype stores. A 131,000-sq.-ft. discount store with an expanded offering of fresh products is scheduled to open in Huntsville on July 26. The “P-fresh” Target stores are seen as an important element of the company’s strategy to attract increased customer traffic because customers will be able to satisfy a broader range of their food needs. The store will offer top-selling produce items and a limited assortment of meat, in addition to frozen and refrigerated products, baked goods and dry grocery items. The store isn’t technically a SuperTarget, but it will undoubtedly feel that way to some shoppers unaccustomed to finding such a large selection of food in a Target store.