REI Goes Solar in San Francisco
San Francisco REI has installed solar arrays on three stores in the San Francisco Bay area, according to San Francisco Business Times. The installations, in San Francisco, San Carlos and Santa Rosa, bring the outdoor apparel and gear retailer more than halfway to its goal of outfitting 10% of its stores with solar systems.
The rooftop panels atop the San Francisco store will generate up to 78,600 kilowatt-hours of electricity, or 19% of the store’s annual energy needs. The other two locations, San Carlos and Santa Rosa, went solar earlier this year, and is generating up to 40% and 38% of the stores’ energy needs, respectively. The installations were done by Blue Oak Energy, Davis, Calif.
REI is on track to complete solar-panel installations at five other stores: three in Oregon and two more in California. In all, 11 of the company’s 105 stores in 27 states will feature as result of the project this year.
Combined, the installations are expected to generate a total of 1.1 million kilowatt-hours of electricity.
Torng named chief marketer at Movie Gallery
WILSONVILLE, Ore. Movie Gallery announced that Cliff Torng has been appointed evp and chief marketing officer of the company. He will be responsible for all aspects of Movie Gallery’s corporate marketing operations, including brand marketing, customer intelligence and communications.
Torng has more than twenty years of experience in marketing and advertising, specializing in global retail branding and marketing. He most recently served as director of marketing for the Jordan brand at Nike.
Price Chopper partners with EatingWell
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. Price Chopper Supermarkets has teamed up with EatingWell Media Group to give its consumers recipes that are both tasty and nutritious and inform them of the latest health news to help them make better eating decisions.
The program falls under Price Chopper’s Healthy U initiative, which provides current information on nutrition and diet.