The Menomonee Falls store uses a CO2 refrigeration system
Milwaukee, WI, US, 2014-1-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Roundy’s, Inc. (“Roundy’s”) (NYSE: RNDY), a leading grocer in the Midwest, is introducing new features and a continuous carbon dioxide refrigerant system in its newest Pick ‘n Save location in Menomonee Falls. The sustainable store will open its doors January 14, 2014.
The refrigeration system and new store additions are an example of Roundy’s commitment to managing products and processes in an environmentally responsible manner, and follow a worldwide multi-industry shift toward using naturally occurring refrigerants.
“Our system is the first of its kind in Wisconsin to use carbon dioxide as its refrigerant,” said James Hyland, Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications for Roundy’s. “The system will reclaim the heat it generates by serving as a heating source for the store’s hot water.”
From building materials to energy management systems and even operational efficiencies, the new store has many sustainable features. In order to see a full list of its sustainable initiatives, you can visit the “Green Board” inside the store.
In addition to the environmentally conscious refrigeration system, other new features of the store include a café area, sushi and soup bar, and gourmet cheese department. Fresh juices also will be squeezed daily in the store.
All of the new store additions focus on a continual effort to enhance the consumer experience and convenience of each Pick ‘n Save store.
Roundy’s is a leading grocer in the Midwest with nearly $4.0 billion in sales and more than 20,000 employees. Founded in Milwaukee in 1872, Roundy’s operates 163 retail grocery stores and 101 pharmacies under the Pick ’n Save, Rainbow, Copps, Metro Market and Mariano’s retail banners in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois. Roundy’s is committed to helping the communities its stores serve through the Roundy’s Foundation. Chartered in 2003, the Roundy’s Foundation mission is to support organizations working to relieve hunger and helping families in crisis due to domestic abuse, neglect and other at-risk situations.
James J. Hyland
Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications