7-Eleven, Inc. Launches New EV Charging Network: 7Charge

Irving, Texas — 7-Eleven, Inc. has launched 7Charge, a new proprietary EV charging network and app that delivers a convenient and reliable fast-charging experience at select 7-Eleven® stores in the U.S., and coming soon to Canada. 7Charge is already delivering

McDonald’s and Lightsource bp Amp Up Solar Energy in the Southeast

Lafayette, La. — McDonald’s Corporation and Lightsource bp have formed a power purchase agreement for a 145 MWac/180 MWdc solar project located in St. Landry Parish, La. The Prairie Ronde Solar project will generate an expected average of approximately 327,000

Waste Not

— By Tyler Simmons — Restaurants need a new menu item: food waste strategy.   Waste is a concept. We decide on a marker of when something usable becomes unusable, whether that is within a certain timeframe or due to

It’s Time

— By Patrick Lorimer — Getting the retail market EV-charging ready.   Automakers are committed to bringing more affordable electric vehicles (EV) to market. GM alone expects to have 30 EV vehicles in their product line by 2025 and coupled

The Road to Energy Sustainability

— By Jason Narod —   Why it pays for your retail and restaurant facilities to be grid-interactive.     Rising costs, energy mandates, electrification trends and more prevalent power disruptions — as seen recently in California and Texas —

All In On Energy Efficiency

— By Al Subbloie —   How one Arkansas-based IHOP operator received new equipment, lowered his energy bills and improved operations without out-out-pocket costs.   Restaurants use anywhere from five to seven times more energy per square foot than other

Clean Energy Opens Renewable Natural Gas Station for Amazon

Newport Beach, Calif. — Clean Energy Fuels Corp., the largest provider of the cleanest fuel for the transportation market, has opened another renewable natural gas (RNG) fueling station that will provide an anticipated 1.4 million gallons of the clean fuel

ShopRite and EVgo Unveil New Fast Charging Station

Bloomfield, N.J. — The newly renovated Brookdale ShopRite in Bloomfield, N.J., has debuted an EVgo Inc. electric vehicle (EV) fast charging station in its parking lot. This EVgo charging station features charging from 100kW up to 350kW and can serve

What a Waste Program

— By Michael Hess —   5 tips for successful waste management in the retail and restaurant industries.     Owning a restaurant or retail location comes with a great deal of responsibility — including waste disposal. Regardless of business

All Systems Go

— By Erin Zaske — Understanding proper stormwater management.   Stormwater compliance is not optional. Many property owners are unaware that stormwater is regulated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through the Clean Water Act (CWA), and that

Crate & Barrel Holdings Commits to Sustainable Operations

Chicago — Crate & Barrel Holdings Inc. (CBH) is advancing its sustainability commitments. The company’s goals focus on leading Crate & Barrel, CB2, Crate & Kids and Hudson Grace with corporate responsibility and responsible design. “Our vision is to build

Yum! Brands Highlights Progress on Climate and Sustainable Packaging

Louisville, Ky. — Yum! Brands, Inc. has released its annual Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report, highlighting the company’s strategic investments in socially responsible growth, risk management and stewardship of its people, food and impact on the planet. This includes addressing

The Home Depot Announces Latest Carbon Emission Reductions

Atlanta — The Home Depot reduced its combined Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by approximately 172,000 metric tons in 2021, equivalent to taking more than 37,000 cars off the road for a year. The company reduced its electricity consumption

Life Time Recognized by DOE for Energy Efficiency Leadership

Washington, D.C. — In July, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognized Better Buildings Challenge partner Life Time, Inc. for energy efficiency advances made throughout its portfolio of athletic country clubs. DOE staff and Life Time leadership toured the organization’s

Kroger Expands Customer Access to EV Charging Stations

Cincinnati, Ohio — The Kroger Co. has given customers increased access to electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, underscoring its commitment to helping customers make sustainable choices. The grocer tested and phased in charger installations by collaborating with Blink, Electrify America,

The Container Store Publishes its First Sustainability Report

Coppell, Texas —The Container Store, the leading specialty retailer of organizing solutions, custom closets and in-home services, has published its 2021 Sustainability Report, a first for the company. The Container Store plans to report on sustainability progress on an annual