RETAILERS 'GO GREEN' TO HELP ENVIRONMENT, CUT COSTS

As energy costs increasingly bite into food retailers' bottom lines and consumers become more concerned about environmental issues, more and more operators have been exploring their options for alternative energy sources and other measures to reduce their impact on the environment.Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods Market last year became the country's largest buyer of wind-energy credits, one of several

As energy costs increasingly bite into food retailers' bottom lines and consumers become more concerned about environmental issues, more and more operators have been exploring their options for alternative energy sources and other measures to reduce their impact on the environment.

Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods Market last year became the country's largest buyer of wind-energy credits, one of several "green" initiatives at the chain, which has built its entire image around the conce

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