Greener Groceries

 - Sep 14, 2007
References: stockhouse
Safeway is the world's first grocery store to run entirely on solar power. The North American food retailer installed solar panels on the roof of a California store and hopes to add them to about 24 more in an attempt to be more eco-friendly.

Safeway also has "state-of-the-art refrigeration system technology that is reducing electricity demand at new stores, and has installed no-heat freezer case doors that reduce electric heating," according to Stockhouse. "Safeway's Lifestyle stores use LED (Light Emitting Diodes) lights for its exterior lights and signage, requiring 90 percent less energy to operate than traditional neon lights and signs."