Food Lion, one of the largest supermarket chains in the United States, has more than 1,220 stores in 11 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states. More than 400 Food Lion stores have achieved the ENERGY STAR label designation and the chain has a portfolio-wide energy performance rating above 75. Food Lion became a partner in the US Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR® program in 1998, and has received ENERGY STAR partner awards in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.
Retail Partner Since 1998
Awards & Recognition
Food Lion, LLC
2110 Executive Drive
Salisbury, NC 28145
Energy Program produces financial returns
Food Lion needed a way to measure the environmental and financial results of their energy saving initiatives. Food Lion's Energy Team integrates data from an outsourced bill handling provider and its internal accounting department to measure results and establish meaningful ways in which to communicate results to associates and stakeholders. For example, Food Lion states that the 312 billion BTU reduction from its energy program in 2005 has saved millions of dollars. In the past five years, Food Lion has reduced energy consumption by more than 2.29 trillion BTUs. In order to earn the same income Food Lion would have to sell nearly $1 billion worth of merchandise.
Food Lion's energy initiatives have had a direct effect on its status as a publicly traded company. Without the energy initiatives adopted in the last four years, its energy budget in 2005 would have been nearly $46 million higher.