Solar Panel at Whole Foods Provides 15% of Store’s Energy
Princeton, N.J., Whole Foods Market officially unveiled a 126.7-kilowatt solar panel array at its newest store in Princeton, N.J. The panel, made by BP Solar, generates enough solar energy daily to power approximately 30 typical homes. The system produces roughly 15% of the store’s energy needs and will reduce carbon-dioxide emissions by 1,950 tons over the life of the system. The solar array covers 12,500 sq. ft. of the store’s roof.
Whole Foods is saving more than $515,000 on the cost of the system because of New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program rebate. The rebate offers incentives for individuals and businesses to purchase and install solar power systems. Melissa McDermott, store marketing specialist, said, “Whole Foods Market is excited that we are able to generate significant economic and environmental benefits for the store and our community.”
Walgreen Chicago-area Pharmacists Return to Work
Deerfield, Ill., Chicago-area Walgreen Co. staff pharmacists voted last night to return to work following a work stoppage that began on July 6. Walgreen was given the news by the National Pharmacists Association, which acts as a bargaining agent for staff pharmacists at Chicago-area Walgreens locations.
The pharmacists originally walked off the job to protest what they saw as low staffing levels and increased workloads.
Borders Picks Three Board Members
Ann Arbor, Mich., Borders Group Inc. has elected three new members to its board of directors, effective Aug. 1: Donald G. Campbell, senior executive VP and chief administrative and business development officer of The TJX Cos.; Brian T. Light, executive VP of business delivery for Staples Inc.; and Michael Weiss, the retired president and CEO of Limited Brands subsidiary Express.