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Food Lion, Bottom Dollar Food, Harveys and Reid's

Salisbury, North Carolina

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

Food Lion, Bottom Dollar Food, Harveys, and Reids (FL/BDF/H/R) is the largest operating entity of Belgium-based Delhaize Group, which owns 3,400 grocery stores in 11 countries. FL/BDF/H/R is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence recognition for its continued dedication to identifying, developing, and investing in new technologies and operational best practices to save energy and money. Key 2012 accomplishments include:

  • Improving companywide energy use by 103 billion kBtu. Since 2000, FL/BDF/H/R has improved its energy consumption by more than 2.8 trillion Btu, or 30.9 percent.
  • Earning the ENERGY STAR for an additional 90 stores, for a total of 1,077 stores, or 85 percent of the entire chain.
  • Mentoring independently-operated sister company Sweetbay Supermarket by helping it launch multiple energy management initiatives and earn the ENERGY STAR for 53 of its 105 stores.
  • Installing self-closing vinyl strip curtains in meat and produce coolers, as well as grocery and ice cream freezers, in 299 stores.
  • Continuing to expand installations of glass door enclosures on dairy, lunch meat, and beer cases in 89 additional stores. Adding glass doors cuts energy consumption by 30 percent for the specific equipment, which equals 10 to 12 percent of total store energy.
  • Educating associates, customers, and other businesses about the importance of energy efficiency through 30-second, in-store announcements about energy conservation, dimming sales floor lighting for one hour at most stores to raise awareness as part of Earth Hour, and serving as speakers and panel experts at energy-related conferences.