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Smart & Final Selects Ecova for Waste Management Services


March 26, 2013—Ecova, a total energy and sustainability management company, announced today that Smart & Final has expanded its range of services with Ecova, selecting the company to provide waste management services at nearly 250 grocery and foodservice stores.  

“We were looking for a dynamic approach to waste management,” said Rosie Squieri, vice president, store operations support, at Smart & Final. “Through our work with Ecova on our energy management program, we knew the value the Ecova team could provide, and we expect to see added benefits from consolidating our resource management needs with one provider. We also were attracted to Ecova’s independence from major waste haulers, giving us more flexibility in working with various providers to find the best rates and services. We continue to be impressed with the level of support we see from Ecova, and we anticipate a strong return on our investment.

Ecova’s waste management services help companies identify the most cost-effective waste haulers, streamline bill payments, optimize waste services, and create Zero Waste programs. As an independent third party, Ecova will help Smart & Final negotiate the optimum terms for master service agreements with waste haulers, obtain the lowest rates available and ensure compliance with negotiated rates.

“Our partnership with Smart & Final is an important example of how our foundation of data from utility expense management streamlines resource management and makes it easy for our clients,” said Jeff Heggedahl, CEO of Ecova. “We provide a comprehensive suite of services to support Smart & Final, we know their business and their team, and we look forward to helping them achieve their waste management goals.”

About Ecova

Ecova is the total energy and sustainability management company whose sole purpose is to see more, save more, and sustain more for its clients. Using insights based on consumption, cost and carbon footprint data spanning thousands of utilities, hundreds of thousands of business sites and millions of households, Ecova provides fully managed, technology-optimized solutions for saving resources, which in turn increase returns, lower risks, and enhance reputations. Ecova is the largest non-regulated subsidiary of Avista Corp (NYSE: AVA and avistacorp.com). For more information, visit the company’s website at ecova.com, on LinkedIn at linkd.in/ecovainc, or follow Ecova on Twitter at @ecovainc.

About Smart & Final

Smart & Final is a warehouse grocery store committed to offering superior service, exceptional value and quality products to households, business and community groups. Originally founded in 1871 in downtown Los Angeles, Smart & Final Stores LLC operates approximately 250 retail stores under the banners Smart & Final, Smart & Final Extra! and Cash & Carry Smart Foodservice.

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