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More Than 100 Food Lion Stores Earn ENERGY STAR

Release Date: 01/16/2004
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John Millett 202-564-7842 /

(01/16/05) In 2003, the Salisbury, N.C.,-based grocery store chain Food Lion eliminated greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 40,000 cars. For demonstrating environmental leadership by being the first supermarket company to earn the ENERGY STAR at more than 100 stores, Food Lion, LLC will receive EPA recognition at a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 20 in Raleigh, N.C. To earn the ENERGY STAR, stores must demonstrate that they are among the top 25 percent in the country in terms of energy efficiency, using EPA’s national energy performance rating system. The rating system allows supermarkets and grocery stores, as well as office buildings, hotels, hospitals, and K-12 schools to rate their energy performance on a scale of 1 to 100. Those earning 75 or greater are eligible for the program. Food Lion has been an ENERGY STAR partner since 1998, and received the Partner of the Year award for excellence in energy management in 2002 and 2003. More information on the program is available at: .