PCC Creates Eco-Sensitive Seafood Program
nounced it has finished implementing a program for stocking and selling environmentally responsible seafood in all seven stores. The community-owned chain joined with EcoFish, a wholesaler specializing in sourcing from qualified fisheries and aquatic farms. The standards, set by an independent advisory board, include harvest method, species population and management plans, among others. Those items approved by Ecofish and PCC will carry a label identifying them to shoppers. Seafood already approved includes Oregon Dungeness crab, troll-caught wild Alaska salmon, farmed trout and suspension-cultured oysters, officials said.
Retailers, Apple Growers Sponsor 9/11 Effort
NEW YORK -- More than two dozen supermarket retailers with stores in New York state helped raise $50,000 during a week-long promotion of Empire apples for a Sept. 11 relief fund. The event, called Empires Across New York, was sponsored by the New York Apple Association, and featured the state-grown Empire variety apples in retailers' advertising circulars. Five percent of the week's gross sales from the retailers went to Clear Channel Cares, a relief fund maintained by Clear Channel Communications. The media company also aired public service announcements promoting the initiative on its New York state radio stations.