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
Food Lion's Multiple-Level Goals
Food Lion uses several levels of goals to continuously improve its energy performance. Food Lion has set a long term goal to "Become one of the most efficient grocery stores in the world on a Btu per square foot basis." To achieve this, Food Lion set an organization-wide annual goal of reducing energy consumption by 300 billion Btus for 2003, and set goals at all levels of the organization to help the company achieve its overall goal.
Goals set at many levels
Food Lion's organizational goal in relation to energy management is clear: to become one of the most efficient supermarket operators in the country on a BTU per square foot basis. To accomplish this, Food Lion needed to set goals and track progress.
At the facility level, Food Lion has a goal to ensure all new stores qualify to earn the ENERGY STAR. Food Lion also uses the EPA's energy performance rating system as the basis for the energy portion of the chain's individualized Performance Scorecards and Maintenance Scorecards. At the process and equipment level, energy performance goals drive increased efficiency for refrigeration and HVAC equipment. In addition, Food Lion ties incentive bonuses to goals for the maintenance associates. Food Lion has reduced its energy consumption by more than 2.29 trillion BTUs since 2000, which is the sales equivalent of nearly $1 billion.
Reduce energy use by 300 million Btus in 2003. All new buildings must qualify for ENERGY STAR label.