Here’s an exceptionally green retail concept. Could a retailer get any more green than this?

August 31st, 2011

Today’s post is by David Wenig; Senior Account Manager at SafeSourcing.

The team behind Agropolis, agropolisfarm.com, seems to have the future of green retailing pegged. Agropolis is a retail concept that combines the farm, restaurant and the grocery store in one environment. Imagine walking into Agropolis and purchasing fish and vegetables that were raised and grown onsite then sitting down for a meal prepared using ingredients that were also grown onsite. The concept is interesting and it is also very environmentally friendly.

Where does your produce come from? Is it trucked in from some far away land where the growing process includes pesticides and uses acres upon acres of land? Probably. At Agropolis, they have solved the issue of fresh produce by growing onsite. They have also promised that there will be no use of pesticides. Further, they will not grow their produce in soil. Even the nutrients created by the fish will be reused onsite.

It gets better; the fish that created those nutrients also came from the store’s own tanks. The conservancy efforts also include the lighting used throughout this new concept. They will use the latest in LED lighting.

Personally, just knowing where my produce came from (you would actually see it) would be phenomenal and reason enough to be a happy patron. But the knowledge that my selfish desire for better produce also supported our environment would provide a longer lasting sense of satisfaction.

For more information on Agropolis, please visit their website, agropolisfarm.com. And if you are looking to integrate green technology or processes into your facilities or supply chain, please contact a SafeSourcing Customer Service representative.

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