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Retailers Go the Distance in Trumpeting Local

Posted 04-10-12 - Make no mistake, local is no joke. It’s continuing to grow as a serious business hook both for sourcing of products and marketing of a retailer’s brand. Here are some of the latest directions:

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What energy efficient enterprises offers - grocery & convenience stores...

As owner or operator of a grocery, you are probably very aware of how the cost of electricity and natural gas or propane impact your profit margin. Utility bills are often the second highest operating expense behind payroll. There are many ways to lower your store’s energy use and expense and many incentive programs to make it easier.

Mountain Association for Community Economic Development is a nonprofit lender serving the 54 Appalachian counties of Kentucky. MACED’s Enterprise Development team can provide financing for all your business needs. Incentives on interest rates and terms apply for projects that improve your store’s energy efficiency. MACED’s Energy Efficient Enterprises team is available to help you assess the best way to lower energy costs and to put you in touch with reliable contractors to make improvements to lighting, HVAC, refrigeration and more! Electricity rates are going up, so call us today at 859-986-2373 to start saving money.

We offer:

Grocery Lighting Grocery Energy Saving Tips Heat and Cool Your Grocery Efficiently
Refrigeration System Improvements
Costly Refrigerant Leaks  

To learn more, contact Project Manager Elizabeth Graves at 859-986-2373 or

Click HERE to visit the MACED page for grocery & conveneince stores

Please watch the K-TV video above to learn how MACED helped a Kentucky retailer reduce his energy consumption.


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