SN is seeking nominations for its 2009 Sustainability Excellence Awards program. The program, in its second year, will recognize companies for exceptional leadership in promoting a sustainable environment through such initiatives as energy conservation, waste reduction and recycling. Three winners will be selected, one chain retailer (operates its own warehouse(s)), one wholesaler and one independent retailer (supplied by a wholesaler). Nominations are welcome from anyone in the food retailing industry, including retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, distributors, brokers, analysts, consultants and others; retail and wholesale companies may nominate themselves.
The deadline for nominations is July 28. Winners will be announced on Sept. 7 and profiled in the Sept. 7 issue of SN. Awards will be presented to the winners at the Food Marketing Institute’s Energy & Technical Services Conference, to be held Sept. 13-16 in Palm Springs, Calif.