Dutch retailer Albert Heijn has opened what it describes as the ‘most sustainable supermarket in Europe’ in Purmerend, in The Netherlands.
The store is 100% carbon neutral, according to a company press release, and is powered by 700 solar panels located on the roof. It is fully-equipped with LED lighting working on motion sensors, and also featured a number of car charging stations.
It even boasts a mini greenhouse, where herbs are grown naturally in-store.
In terms of novel concepts in the store itself, there is a juice and yoghurt bar, a sushi counter, as well as a fish display ‘on ice’.
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