The company is also celebrating the 10th anniversary of its sustainability program, which is designed to minimize its overall impact on the environment.
April 29, 2019
Weis Markets, Sunbury, Pa., announced plans to invest $109 million during 2019 to build new stores, remodel existing locations, make supply chain improvements and upgrade continued information technology.
The project’s renewable energy credits can be applied toward General Mills’ greenhouse gas emission reduction goals.
April 25, 2019
General Mills, Minneapolis, signed a virtual 15-year power purchase agreement with Roaring Fork Wind, LLC, a joint venture partnership between Renewable Energy Systems (RES), UK, and Steelhead Americas, Portland, Ore., for 200 megawatts (MW) of its Maverick Creek wind project.
Orange EV’s patent-pending technology is said to increase energy efficiency by more than 400% over traditional diesel systems.
April 24, 2019
Dot Transportation, Inc., a subsidiary of Dot Foods, Inc., Mt. Sterling, Ill., partnered with Orange EV, Riverside, Mo., to deploy Orange EV T-Series pure electric terminal truck at Dot’s distribution center in Modesto, Calif.
Monarch Bioenergy builds upon the first phase of Smithfield and RAE’s “manure-to-energy” project across nine Smithfield farms in northern Missouri.
April 24, 2019
Smithfield Foods, Inc., Smithfield, Va., and Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE), St. Louis, Mo., formed a joint venture called Monarch Bioenergy to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) across Smithfield’s hog farms in Missouri.
Pre-portioned ingredients and a streamlined supply chain lower the overall food loss and waste for meal kits compared to store-bought meals.
April 23, 2019
Meal kits have a lower overall carbon footprint than the same meals purchased at a grocery store, despite having more packaging, according to “Comparison of Life Cycle Environmental Impacts from Meal Kits and Grocery Store Meals,” a new study from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
While nearly 80% of respondents would consider delayed shipping if the environmental benefit was clearly articulated, they are unlikely to settle for higher costs in exchange for environmental benefits.
April 23, 2019
Even as topics like climate change continue to make headlines, only 52% have shifted their purchase decisions, with 66% intending to shift within the year, according to “Earth Day 2019,” a study produced by A.T. Kearney, Chicago.
This grant will provide seed funding for projects such as pilot studies, feasibility testing, needs assessments and planning grants.
April 22, 2019
Danone Institute North America, a not-for-profit established by Danone North America, White Plains, N.Y., launched the “One Planet. One Health Initiative,” where four teams will be challenged to design, implement and evaluate actionable community-based projects for sustainable food systems.
It’s important for food companies to stay engaged with the environmentally conscious eater.
April 18, 2019
Food waste and packaging is a concern to a growing and more vocal core of consumers who are increasingly worried about the food industry’s impact on the environment, according to new research from The Center for Food Integrity (CFI), Kansas City, Mo.