When developing a plan for tackling the issue of sustainability, officials with Southeastern Grocers said they utilized feedback from shoppers, associates and the communities it serves. And the message the company received was clear.
“We heard clearly that sustainable packaging, food waste and emissions were the top areas of importance,” said Dewayne Rabon, Chief Merchandising Officer with Southeastern Grocers (SEG).
Today, the company continues working to build a “sustainable future” for years to come, according to Rabon. This includes aligning its goals and objectives with six United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The multi-pronged approach taken by the grocery retailer touches a number of key areas including product packaging, food waste and energy use at its locations.