Food Lion Receives Energy Star Partner of the Year Award

Salisbury, N.C. — For more than two decades, Food Lion has been committed to sustainability, and these efforts continue to earn the omnichannel retailer national recognition. For the 21st consecutive year, Food Lion has earned the ENERGY STAR Partner of

TJX Plans to Achieve Net Zero Emissions in its Own Operations by 2040

Framingham, Mass. — The TJX Companies, Inc., the leading off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the U.S. and worldwide, plans to expand and accelerate environmental goals as part of the company’s ongoing environmental sustainability strategy. As part of its

Foot Locker, Inc. Aims to Achieve Net Zero GHC Emissions by 2050

New York City — Foot Locker, Inc., the New York-based specialty athletic retailer, aims to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 or sooner, in alignment with climate scientists’ recommendations to transition toward a net zero state and

Target Tests First Net Zero Energy Store

Minneapolis — Target Corporation has announced its most sustainable store to date in Vista, Calif. The site will generate more renewable energy than it needs annually to operate and will test multiple innovations to reduce the building’s emissions. The store’s

Meijer Unveils New Renewable Solar Project as Part of Carbon Reduction Goal

Grand Rapids, Mich. — Midwestern retailer Meijer has launched a utility-scale solar project that will make significant strides toward its recently announced carbon reduction goal. Meijer signed a renewable energy power purchase agreement (VPPA) with developer Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions*,

DHL Opens Fifth Mobile Pop-Up Store Near Washington, D.C.

Plantation, Fla. — DHL Express, the world’s leading provider of international express shipping services, recently expanded its vast network of U.S. retail locations with a new mobile pop-up store in Gaithersburg, Md. The 2,200-cubic-feet, 100% off-the-grid, mobile DHL ServicePoint offers

SMG Launches New Division

Manasquan, N.J. — As demand from the industry grows, SMG Holdings LLC has launched a new energy and sustainability solutions division: SMG Energy Solutions (SMG Energy). Led by Jason Menser, executive vice president of strategic initiatives, the vision is to

7-Eleven Opens 77,711th Store; Accelerates Sustainability Efforts

Irving, Texas — 7 Eleven, Inc., the world’s largest convenience chain, has once again hit a major milestone: 77,711 7-Eleven® stores are now open. The company is also ramping up its sustainability initiatives. “Since the inception of convenience retailing with

Moving the Needle

— By Cedar Blazek — Two major businesses effectively meet and exceed energy-efficiency goals despite COVID-19 challenges.   It’s no secret that the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March of 2020 brought everything to a screeching halt. Nearly overnight

The Container Store Joins U.S. EPA Green Power Partnership

Coppell, Texas — The Container Store, leading specialty retailer of storage and organization solutions and custom closets, has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership. The Container Store is using more than 57 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green

Williams-Sonoma Names New Sustainability Goals

San Francisco — Williams-Sonoma, Inc. has released its Annual Impact Report and announced several new ambitious goals to further differentiate WSI as the industry leader of sustainable home furnishings. The Annual Impact Report shares the company’s progress and achievements across

ENTOUCH Introduces New EMS Platform for Convenience Stores

Richardson, Texas — ENTOUCH, an IoT-based Energy Management Solutions (EMS) leader, has released its most comprehensive suite of convenience store solutions to date. The Octane series offers convenience stores a preconfigured yet fully customizable suite of EMS tools designed to

Target Outlines Bold New Sustainability Strategy

Minneapolis — Target Corporation has unveiled Target Forward, the company’s new sustainability strategy that builds on the retailer’s legacy of corporate responsibility and sustainable practices. “As a company and a member of the global community, it’s imperative for both the