SALISBURY, N.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently recognized the Food Lion here and its Bottom Dollar Food subsidiary with a ninth consecutive Energy Star award. The award, for sustained excellence, is the company’s seventh consecutive honor in this category.
The company was one of 50 companies recognized in the Sustained Excellence category and among 110 overall award winners. “We are honored to receive this Energy Star Sustained Excellence award and are committed to being strong corporate citizens in the communities in which we operate,” said Kyle Mitchell, vice president of store development for the company.
“The Food Lion Family of Banners and Bottom Dollar Food remain dedicated to environmental stewardship and are proud to continue to lead the way with energy conservation initiatives.”
As a Sustained Excellence winner, Food Lion and Bottom Dollar Food were recognized for continued energy consumption reductions, as well as a strong corporate commitment to promoting superior energy performance.
The company has reduced its energy consumption by more than 25% since 2000 or 2.61 trillion BTUs. Of the more than 1,570 grocery stores recognized by EPA for earning Energy Star labels for superior energy efficiency, 900 are Food Lion and Bottom Dollar Food stores.
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