Kroger: Simple Truths revealed

Read the full story in the Cincinnati Enquirer.

When it comes to environmentally sound and savvy practices, The Kroger Co. is boasting some impressive progress that’s saving the company millions of dollars and boosting sales.

In 2011, the world’s largest grocer saved enough energy to power every single home – more than 175,000 of them – in the city of Columbus for a year. Kroger also has 19 manufacturing plants that operate without sending any waste to landfills. And, the company has just begun converting unsold organic food into renewable energy that powers its Ralphs/Food 4 Less facilities.

The results stem from a company-wide sustainability effort that’s being led by group vice president Lynn Marmer. We caught up with Marmer to get the latest on the initiative’s progress and other highlights from Kroger’s recently published sustainability report.

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