Atlantic Superstore: now stocking windpower
The Atlantic Superstore in Porters Lake, Nova Scotia serves a small community of 3,000 people by offering a one stop shop for food, household needs, and even financial services. When its customers pull their cars into the parking lot they expect to see grocery carts and neighbors but now a new site greets them: a community-scale wind turbine quietly peeking over the roof of the store.
The Atlantic Superstore is no stranger to environmentally friendly business practices. As part of Loblaw Companies Limited, the largest food distributor in Canada, the Atlantic Superstore strives to be a leader in energy management and efficiency. Loblaw’s supermarkets charge for plastic bag usage, reclaim heat from refrigeration systems to heat their stoves, and convert food wastes into renewable energy. A wind turbine was a logical next step and a sound business decision as well.