Food Lion, LLC

Salisbury, North Carolina

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

Food Lion, LLC, a seven-time recipient of the ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence award, is a leading supermarket chain with more than 1,300 stores in 11 southeast and mid-Atlantic states and 74,000 associates. Food Lion, LLC prides itself on being a responsible citizen of the planet and recently built South Carolina's first "green" grocery store. Food Lion, LLC is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its continued energy consumption reductions, as well as its strong corporate commitment to promoting superior energy performance. Key accomplishments include:

  • Achieving energy consumption reductions in 2009 equivalent to reducing carbon emissions by more than 71 million pounds, planting 9,818 acres of trees, powering 3,228 American homes for one year, or taking 7,167 cars off the road.
  • Distributing more than 700,000 reusable grocery bags to customers.
  • Reducing energy use by over 110 BTUs, exceeding its annual energy reduction goals by 10.2%, for a cumulative reduction of 2.62 trillion BTUs since 2000. 
  • Earning the ENERGY STAR for another 100 stores in 2009 for a total of 900 stores, securing Food Lion, LLC's title as the owner of the largest number of ENERGY STAR labeled buildings.
  • Achieving recognition as an ENERGY STAR Leader.
  • Expanding its energy specialist team by adding and creating new positions despite challenging economic times and reducing energy consumption by 10-30% per audited store.
  • Partnering with Pepsi to install ENERGY STAR vending machines at newly constructed Food Lion sites and retrofit all existing machines to ENERGY STAR qualified equipment by 2014.
  • Communicating the importance of energy efficiency through announcements on store public address systems, sponsoring the annual Charlotte Earth Day expo, and promoting its ENERGY STAR partnership through flyers, magazine ads, and in-store signage.