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Sears helps consumers reduce household carbon footprint

BY CSA STAFF

Hoffman Estates, Ill. Sears Holdings said Thursday it is launching new online services to help its shoppers reduce the carbon footprint in their own homes.

The online services, available at www.sears.com/green and www.kmart.com/green, provide interactive maps of the home with room-by-room options, from the attic to the living room to the basement, along with tips for making households more energy efficient. The sites include tips by climate zone; ecological kids’ tools and games; recycling hints, and suggestions for eco-friendly products.

“Both Web sites showcase green products that are categorized to green the home, and their lives,” said Mark Snyder, Kmart CMO. “The sites are a way to get everyone involved.

To further promote the program, Sears is offering a variety of discounts and services on energy-efficient products through June 30.

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O’Reilly introduces buy online, in-store pick up option

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. O’Reilly Auto Parts announced that it is now offering customers the option of “Buy Online, Pick Up In Store” at OReillyAuto.com.

After selecting a method of payment and completing the transaction, the customer’s local store will be notified immediately and O’Reilly professional parts people will ready the parts for in store pick up.

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Safeway debuts newest ‘green’ store

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PLEASANTON, Calif. Safeway announced that it is celebrating Earth Day by previewing its newest “green” store design, deploying community clean-up teams that use the grocer’s environmentally safe line of cleaning products and distributing reusable grocery bags to decrease waste in landfills.

“We are proud of the reputation we have developed for sustainability,” said Larree Renda, Safeway EVP and chief strategist. “Earth Day gives us an opportunity to demonstrate the progress we are making and preview the direction we are taking on a range of fronts, including store design and earth-friendly products, along with our already strong history of supporting communities.”

“Our new Santa Cruz store is the gold standard for sustainable supermarket design for Safeway and the entire supermarket industry,” said Renda.

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