LONDON, 2015-6-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Musgrave Group has won the 2015 NACS Insight European Sustainability Retailer of the Year Award, sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company. The award was presented during the NACS Insight Convenience Summit – Europe awards dinner in London on June 11.
The award recognizes Cork, Ireland-based Musgrave Group for its leadership in sustainable resource strategies and inspiring other businesses to implement sustainability initiatives of their own. Musgrave Group believes that sustainability also goes hand-in-hand with the overall health of the community. With a strong focus on environmental responsibility, the company continues to reduce its carbon footprint, reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill, minimize energy use and expand its use of renewable energy. Through the implementation of consistent sustainability policies and clear targets, Musgrave Group has developed an extremely impressive business model that encourages healthier living and enriches the lives of its customers.
“Focusing on sustainability not only helps protect our world and resources,it is also good for business,” said Ern Sherman, vice president of industry affairs for The Coca-Cola Company. “With this award, we are proud to recognize those who share our passion for making a lasting, positive difference for businesses and communities.”
“Musgrave richly deserves this European sustainability accolade,” said Dan Munford, managing director of Insight. “Consumers who do much of their shopping online are looking for a more compelling, differentiated and engaging retail proposition in bricks-and-mortar locations. The work Musgrave does with local producers and in local communities not only enriches lives, but also serves as a terrific point of differentiation for the business.”
NACS President and CEO Henry Armour congratulated Musgrave Group for its focus on sustainable business solutions. “The dedication Musgrave Group has shown to enhancing the communities and people it serves is a great example of sustainable and environmentally conscious best practices, and even more exciting is that we have the opportunity to share Musgrave’s endeavors with our global convenience retail community.”
Now in its second year, the NACS Insight Convenience Summit – Europe (conveniencesummit.com) brings together convenience and fuel retailing industry professionals from around the world to discuss new ideas and gain new commercial connections. This year’s event kicked off in Berlin on June 7 and ends on June 12 in London.
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Founded in 1961 as the National Association of Convenience Stores, NACS (nacsonline.com) is the international association for convenience and fuel retailing. The U.S. convenience store industry, with more than 152,700 stores across the country, posted $696.1 billion in total sales in 2014, of which $482.6 billion were motor fuels sales. NACS has 2,100 retail and 1,600 supplier member companies, which do business in nearly 50 countries.