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Food Lion, LLC

Salisbury, NC


Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Management

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Food Lion is the largest operating entity within Ahold Delhaize, an international Belgian food retailer, with more than 1,000 grocery stores across the United States serving approximately 10 million customers a week. Food Lion is receiving Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence recognition for long-standing commitment to improving energy efficiency across its portfolio, and, since partnering with ENERGY STAR it has reduced energy consumption nearly 28 percent. Key 2018 accomplishments include:

  • Achieving ENERGY STAR certification in more than nine out of 10 stores in its portfolio, representing 37 percent of all U.S. supermarkets.
  • Maintaining an average ENERGY STAR score of nearly 70 across its stores.
  • Saving 1.41 billion BTUs by retrofitting sales floors and refrigeration cases with LED lighting, contributing to a portfolio-wide 28 percent decrease in energy use intensity since 2000.
  • Saving 27,416 kWh from the top three finishers of its inaugural ENERGY STAR Battle of the Buildings-style contest involving 43 stores in South Carolina.
  • Mentoring three sister brands with 756 stores to establish an energy management program and begin installations of energy efficient upgrades in their supermarkets.
  • Boosting social media coverage of ENERGY STAR efforts on Facebook to 1.2 million followers and Twitter to 59,000 followers, up 9 and 2 percent respectively from 2017. 
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