SAN ANTONIO, APRIL 1, 2009 – Super S Foods, a family owned supermarket business with 48 independent stores located in Central and South Texas, is rapidly leading the way in helping its market communities “Go Green!” From the fresh grocery products and environment –friendly household items it offers, to its own in-store recycling programs, Super S Foods takes its responsibility seriously.
“We’re doing our part to help the environment and helping our customers and communities ‘Go Green!’ This is very important to us,” explains Alan Buxkemper, Executive Vice President. “The first step is to offer products throughout our stores that are better for families, the home, the office and environment. We are always looking to expand our line of ‘Green’ products. At the same time, we do our best to set a good example by supporting recycling programs within our stores and encouraging our customers to recycle at home.
In 2008, Super S Foods recycled over 900,000 pounds (450 tons) of corrugated cardboard packaging. The stores collected and recycled plastic products to the equivalent of over 3,000,000 plastic grocery bags. This represents a tremendous amount of materials that did not go into community landfills or end up as trash along our Texas highways. It also represents a significant amount of monetary savings for Super S Foods communities in not having to deal clean-up efforts.
“In an effort to start our customers to ‘Go Green!’, we have introduced Super S Foods reusable shopping bags made of sturdy canvas,” Buxkemper explains. “At just 99¢ each, these versatile and strong shopping bags can be used over and over again for all your grocery shopping needs. They are washable and tear-resistant. Every time that you shop with your reusable bag, you’re helping make our community cleaner for the future and you’re saving money too. Those are two of the best reasons to ‘Go Green!’ by shopping Super S Foods.