Stater Bros. honored for recycling efforts
San Bernardino, Calif. — Stater Bros. has been recognized as a 2010 WRAP (Waste Reduction Awards Program) Winner by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). Among the supermarket operator’s accomplishments: a “green waste” composting program that turns organic waste from its 167 locations into compost that is sold to area farmers
In total, Stater Bros. eliminated 141,489,966 lbs. of waste from landfills in 2009. The new composting program, removed over 27 million lbs. of waste from landfills in its eight months of operation in 2009. Other notable green programs include recycling cardboard (over 74 million lbs. in 2009), recycling sustainable rendering products (over 8.5 million lbs. in 2009), donating food to local food banks (over 3.8 million lbs. in 2009), and recycling plastic bags (over 2.8 million lbs. in 2009).
In addition, Stater’s weekly ad is printed on recycled paper, and the grocer participates in California’s Voluntary Demand Response Program to reduce energy consumption at store level when demand is high.
The CalRecycle Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP) has been recognizing the environmentally friendly business strategies of California businesses since 1993.
Developers Diversified announces six new locations for Five Below
New York City — Developers Diversified Corp. announced the introduction of six new locations for teen fave Five Below in 2010. The stores were opened in Ohio; New Jersey; North Carolina; and New York.
Five Below currently operates over 100 discount stores across the country and intends to double its store count by the end of 2011 through a massive expansion spree.
The stores offer items for teens and pre-teens at an affordable price range of $1 to $5. The product portfolio includes an assortment of trendy merchandise such as fashion accessories, bath and body, room decor and storage, candy and beverages, stationery and school supplies, books, DVDs, iPhone accessories, sports, games and seasonal items.
Nordstrom Rack to open in Tigard, Ore.
Seattle — Nordstrom plans to open a new Rack discount store next fall in the Portland suburb of Tigard, Ore.
The retailer said the new 45,000-sq.-ft. t store will open in Cascade Plaza in Tigard, about a mile away from a full-line Nordstrom store in the Washington Square shopping center.
Cascade Plaza is a mixed-use center that includes 130,000 sq.-ft. of retail space and 200,000 sq.-ft. of office space. The center’s retail mix also includes David’s Bridal, Burlington Coat Factory, Ross and Best Buy. Cascade Plaza is owned and operated by Harsch Investment Properties.