Grocer Sprouts joins EPA’s GreenChill program
Sprouts Farmers Market said Tuesday it has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership and voluntarily committed to reducing refrigerant emissions, according to a report in Supermarket News.
“Sprouts Farmers Market shares the EPA’s commitment in decreasing refrigerant emissions through innovative HVAC, refrigeration design and leak-tight practices in all existing and future stores” said Jerry Stutler, VP construction and facility engineering for Sprouts. “With this new partnership we are making an effort to be an environmentally conscious neighbor and grocer.”
Throughout the past year, Sprouts has worked with other GreenChill partners such as Hussmann and Hill Phoenix to successfully redesign their refrigeration systems and achieve a 50% reduction in refrigerant charges.
Sprouts operates farmer’s markets in Texas, Colorado, Arizona and California.
Dollar General honors military on Veterans Day
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. Dollar General is honoring men and women who have served our country in the military with a special discount on Veterans Day. On Nov. 11, all veterans, active duty military, National Guard and Reserve, and their immediate families will receive a 10% discount at Dollar General with a Veterans Day coupon.
“Dollar General supports military members, veterans and their families,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “We are proud of their service to our country and for the sacrifices they have made to protect our freedom. Dollar General’s Veterans Day discount is our way of thanking these extraordinary men and women.”
Equal pharmacy rewards offered
Kmart and Target this week both sought to gain new pharmacy customers by dangling a $10 gift card in front of those who transfer or have a new prescription filled at their respective pharmacies. Kmart featured its offer on a half-page cover wrap on its circular with “$10” in large red type, while Target featured its offer on page 24 with more of an emphasis on the word “free.” Either approach is likely to be effective, as there are expected to be plenty of new prescriptions to be filled this fall. And even if that’s not the case, the $10 incentive is a pretty powerful considering consumers can realize a net gain of $6 if they use the coupon to fill a generic product on the retailers’ $4 list.