EPA ranks Whole Foods Market top green-power purchaser among retailers
Washington, D.C. Whole Foods Market topped the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership list of retailers that purchase the most renewable energy. Kohl’s Department Stores ranked second, Wal-Mart came in third, followed by Starbucks and Staples.
The Green Power Partnership works with more than 1,100 partner organizations to voluntarily purchase green power to reduce the environmental impacts of conventional electricity use. The purchase figures are based on annualized partner contract amounts (kilowatt-hours), not calendar year totals. These rankings are updated on a quarterly basis.
BJ’s promotes dorm room wares
NATICK, Mass. BJ’s Wholesale Club is offering affordable dorm room essentials for the back-to-college season. Dorm equipment such as microwaves, refrigerators, electronics, and hair products are all available for all available purchase at a reasonable price.
“College-bound children need the conveniences of home. But at the same time, the environment must reflect their newly found freedom and their youthful spirit,” said Chris Neppl, EVP merchandising at BJ’s Wholesale Club. “From electronics and game systems to kitchen appliances, bedding and plants, we offer a wide range of dorm room decor that respects children’s tastes as well as their parents’ wallets.”
GameStop launches store for casual gamers
GRAPEVINE, Texas GameStop has launched a new online store for the casual gamer.
The GameStop Casual Digital Store at www.gamestop.com/casual features money-saving offers, free trials and streamlined search and checkout capability. The store also features the new “Casual Lounge,” which is a way for gamers to connect with GameStop’s experts and make more informed decisions through editorials describing new releases.
“As the leading video game and entertainment software retailer, we continuously look for ways to bring our passion for gaming to the customer visiting us online,” said Tony Bartel, executive vice president of merchandising and marketing. “The new Casual Digital Store accomplishes this goal by appealing to an ever-expanding customer demographic looking for value in addition to trusted guidance to ensure they receive the best gaming experience possible.”