Greenpeace Ranks Target, Wegmans Tops in Seafood Sustainability

WASHINGTON – Greenpeace’s seafood sustainability scorecard, its fourth edition, gives half the country’s leading supermarkets — the largest number yet — a passing grade.

WASHINGTON — Greenpeace’s seafood sustainability scorecard, its fourth edition, gives half the country’s leading supermarkets — the largest number yet — a passing grade.

Target, moving up from fourth place, received top ranking this year, pushing Wegmans Food Markets [2] back to second place, while Whole Foods Market [3] maintained third place from its June 2009 ranking.

Greenpeace’s report, titled “Carting Away the Oceans,” reports that supermarkets have taken greater responsibility in sourcing sustainable seafood.

“We are noticing a trend emerging among the largest U.S. seafood retailers,” the report states. “It’s becoming clear that several supermarkets — such as Wegmans, Target and Whole Foods — are deeply invested in making better decisions and providing safer, more sustainable seafood options for their customers.

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