Sustainability


When it comes to the products we sell, The Save Mart Companies chooses vendors and suppliers that share our commitment to high standards. They must operate ethical work environments and produce safe, high-quality products. The Company understands its business activities impact the Earth. We are committed to a number of sustainable practices and continue to add more initiatives that help us do our part. With 208 stores throughout California and Northern Nevada, what we do has a measurable impact. In 2016, we diverted more than 85% of our stores’ waste out of landfills.

  • Composting: The Save Mart Companies was one of the first grocers to begin composting store waste, embracing the practice in 1997. In 2016, we composted 19,636 tons of food scraps. In partnership with California Safe Soil, the Company is also moving to new technology that transforms our organic waste into liquid fertilizer in three hours.
  • Cardboard Recycling: 36,000 tons
  • Soft Plastics Recycling: 961 tons
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations: The Save Mart Companies has 33 charging stations conveniently located at select stores throughout 14 cities, and will be adding more!
  • Transportations: Our distribution centers use state-of-the art software that helps cut down on emissions by mapping out the best delivery routes and avoiding unnecessary miles. All of our trucks are in compliance with the California Air Resources Board standards.

Cage Free Eggs

When it comes to the products we sell, The Save Mart Companies chooses vendors and suppliers who share our commitment to high standards. They must operate ethical environments and produce safe, high-quality products. The Save Mart Companies believes that animals should be raised in environments free from abuse. We were…
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Seafood

For six decades, The Save Mart Companies shoppers have trusted us to provide them with high quality, responsibly raised products from around the globe. That trust requires us to demand high standards for the seafood we source. Our seafood sustainability standards provide The Save Mart Companies shoppers confidence in the…
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