Supermarkets ramp up sustainability push

SN Supermarket News – On Earth Day 2019, supermarket retailers highlighted efforts to promote environmentally friendly practices in their operations and communities. Aldi U.S. said Monday that this year it aims to add 100 more stores with hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)-free refrigeration systems. “Aldi is deeply committed to reducing its refrigerant emissions and believes natural refrigerants are the best long-term solution for the planet,” Aldi Vice President Aaron Sumida said in a statement. “To put this value into practice, Aldi has adopted transcritical CO2 refrigeration systems in many of its new and remodeled stores and targets 100 more in 2019. We’re excited to continue to drive forward change with our commitment to hydrofluorocarbon reduction and adopting natural refrigeration systems.”

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