Food Lion, LLC

Salisbury, North Carolina

Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Management


Food Lion is a retail grocery store chain. Food Lion has integrated ENERGY STAR® into its energy management program since 2000, achieving a 29% energy savings worth $65 million across its portfolio of more than 1,000 stores. Key 2022 accomplishments include:

  •  Investing more than $19M in 2022 to upgrade 228 stores with LED lighting, for a total of 797 LED upgrades to date, which represent 72% of Food Lion stores. 
  •  Creating a new mechanical, electrical, and plumbing council consisting of representatives across Ahold Delhaize and industry vendor partners that meets bi-weekly to identify best practices and standards in support of operational efficiency and energy performance across brands.
  •  Benchmarking the energy use of more than 1,000 stores in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® and maintaining an average ENERGY STAR score of 70.
  •  Educating associates, management, and customers through social media, in-store displays, signage, and media releases about energy management practices and achievements. 
  •  Setting a goal to reach net-zero carbon emissions across all operations by 2040 (scope 1 and 2) and to become net-zero across all brands’ supply chains, products, and services no later than 2050 (scope 3), in accordance with the SBTi’s Net Zero Standard requirements.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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