Grocers work fast to offset high fuel prices, tomato ban

Miller, Valerie
June 2008
Las Vegas Business Press (10712186);6/16/2008, Vol. 25 Issue 24, pP14
The article reports on the conservation efforts of supermarkets in response to high gasoline prices in the U.S. in 2008. The entry notes that Fresh & Easy supermarket uses a hybrid freezer for its delivery transport which allows different levels of refrigeration for a variety of foods and saves diesel fuel. It cites that Albertsons and Lucky stores monitor their tractors for idle-ignition shut-off and driving speed. Also mentioned is Wal Mart's strategy of negotiating lower prices from its suppliers to keep customers coming back.


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