SALISBURY, N.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency yesterday recognized Food Lion here with a seventh Energy Star award, the most such awards received by a food retailer. The award, for sustained excellence, will be presented to Food Lion on April 1, 2008, during a ceremony in Washington. “While energy conservation has become a focus for many companies in recent years, our energy conservation strategy at Food Lion is now more than a decade old,” said Kyle Mitchell, Food Lion vice president of store development, in a statement. “We’re proud to receive this Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award because it shows that our program continues to be one of the strongest in the country.” According to the EPA, the 2008 Sustained Excellence Awards are given to organizations that have exhibited leadership in reducing greenhouse gas emissions year after year.
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