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Retail Week reports that Walmart’s Asda Group in the UK has opened a new format store that is wood-clad, timber-framed, and loaded with “energy-generating and saving features such as an external bio-mass boiler fuelled with wood chips and lower energy freezers, all of which have doors to keep the cold in. The store also has higher levels of daylight than similar-sized branches.

“Asda estimates the store's carbon footprint will be more than 50 per cent lower than a conventional outlet.”

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