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SALISBURY, N.C., Sept. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Food Lion has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2019-2020 GreenChill Store Re-Certification Excellence recognition for its store located in Southport, N.C. The EPA awarded this honor to the local Food Lion store for achieving five Platinum-level certifications in a row for its advanced commercial refrigeration system.
The Platinum-level certification is the highest-level certification within GreenChill’s program.“Receiving the GreenChill Store Re-certification Excellence recognition is an honor,” said James Schubert, store manager of the Southport, N.C. Food Lion. “The continued recognition by GreenChill shows Food Lion’s commitment to reducing our environmental impact in the towns and cities we serve.”The Southport, N.C. Food Lion has an advanced refrigeration system designed to reduce the store’s impact on the environment. The system uses CO2, which is a natural refrigerant that has zero ozone depletion potential and a very low global warming potential. The store has earned platinum certification every year since opening in 2015.About Food Lion
Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., since 1957, has more than 1,000 stores in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states and employs more than 68,000 associates. By leveraging its longstanding heritage of low prices and convenient locations, Food Lion is working to own the easiest full shop grocery experience in the Southeast, anchored by a strong commitment to affordability, freshness and the communities it serves. Through Food Lion Feeds, the company has donated more than 500 million meals to individuals and families since 2014 and has committed to donate 1 billion more meals by 2025. Food Lion is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA, the U.S. division of Zaandam-based Ahold Delhaize. For more information, visit
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