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Giant Eagle supermarkets’ founder Moravitz dies

BY Michael Johnsen

FOX CHAPEL, Pa. Stanley Moravitz, 86, who helped found the Giant Eagle supermarket chain, passed away Jan. 11 at his Pittsburgh-area home the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

The AP reported that Moravitz, who still had an office at Giant Eagle, died of cancer.

His funeral is Wednesday in Pittsburgh.

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Raley’s ‘goes green’ in partnership with EPA GreenChill program

BY Melissa Valliant

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. The privately owned supermarket chain Raley’s is teaming up with the Environmental Protection Agency in its GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership in which it has pledged to develop and enhance ozone-protecting practices.

Through the partnership, all of Raley’s new and remodeled stores will be free of ozone-depleting substances, and it plans on developing an emissions inventory in order to meet yearly goals in reducing refrigerant emissions. A refrigeration management plan will be established in which technologies, strategies and practices will be used to further meet goals.

“For a number of years, Raley’s has shared the EPA’s commitment to decreasing refrigerant emissions through efficient HVAC systems and proprietary store design,” said Ed Estberg, Raley’s senior director of facilities, in a statement. “This new partnership demonstrates our commitment to being an environmentally conscious retailer and supports our mission to be good stewards of the earth.”

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Ferrero U.S.A. goes green

BY Anna Mcgrath

SOMERSET, N.J. Ferrero U.S.A. announced new environmental friendly packaging for their line of Tic Tac mints.

New packaging, new slogans, “Please Recycle” and “Be Green,” and a recent partnership with Earth911 mark Ferrero’s extensive efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.

“The Tic Tac brand is dedicated to implementing responsible practices across its operations that are respectful of the environment,” said Tic Tac brand manager Jim Morris.  “We encourage consumers to incorporate ‘reduce, reuse, and recycle’ activities into their daily lives, and to that end have printed a call-to-action on our packages asking consumers to be green and please recycle the packaging after they have enjoyed their mints.”

The transition will reduce the company’s annual greenhouse emissions by 44%, energy levels will decrease by 34% and plastic use will be cut by 296 tons per year.

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