Food Lion, Harveys and Reid's Honored with Twelfth Consecutive EPA ENERGY STAR Award

Food Lion, Harveys and Reid's Honored with Twelfth Consecutive EPA ENERGY STAR
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SALISBURY, N.C., March 19, 2013

SALISBURY, N.C., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Food Lion, Harveys and Reid's with its
twelfth consecutive ENERGY STAR award for their continued leadership in
protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency.

"We are honored to receive this ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained
Excellence award for the twelfth year and are committed to increasing energy
efficiency in our stores," Susan Sollenberger, director of energy, maintenance
and equipment purchasing at Delhaize America South. "Food Lion, Harveys and
Reid's remain dedicated to environmental stewardship and are proud to continue
to lead the way with energy conservation initiatives."

Food Lion, Harveys and Reid's are companies of Delhaize America, the U.S.
division of the international retailer Delhaize Group.

The 2013 Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a select
group of organizations that have exhibited outstanding leadership year after
year. These winners have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and
achieving aggressive goals, and employing innovative energy efficiency
approaches.

These awards recognize ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program,
including energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the
commercial, industrial, and public sectors. Winners are selected from the
nearly 20,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.

"EPA is recognizing Food Lion, Harveys, and Reid's for earning EPA's highest
ENERGY STAR award - the 2013 Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award,"
said Bob Perciasepe, Acting Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency. "The companies lead the field with their commitment to energy
efficiency and demonstrates how all Americans can save energy, save money, and
create a healthier environment."

The grocers collectively have been leaders in the energy and environmental
sector for many years and have one of the most advanced retail energy
conservation programs in the country. For more than a decade, the grocers have
been dedicated to numerous sustainability initiatives, such as energy
conservation and reducing carbon dioxide emissions throughout its 10-state
footprint, reducing its energy consumption by more than 31 percent since 2000
or 2.8 trillion BTUs.

About Food Lion
Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., is a company of Delhaize America, the
U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG) and operates more
than 1,100 supermarkets. The company employs approximately 58,000 associates
delivering quality products, low prices and service to customers in 10
Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states. For more information, visit
www.foodlion.com. Find Food Lion business updates on Twitter @FoodLionNews or
at www.foodlion.com/corporate/pressroom.

About Harveys
Harveys is an affiliate of Delhaize America, a subsidiary of Brussels-based
Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 73 stores in Georgia,
Florida and South Carolina. For more information go to
www.harveys-supermarkets.com

About Reid's
Reid's is a subsidiary of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of
Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG) and operates 11 stores in South
Carolina. For more information, visit www.reidsgroceries.com.

About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992
as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and
consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money, and help protect
the environment for future generations. Nearly 20,000 organizations are ENERGY
STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes,
and buildings. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit
www.energystar.gov.

SOURCE Food Lion

Website: http://www.foodlion.com
Contact: Benny L. Smith, +1-704-310-4077, blsmith@foodlion.com; or Kristinn
Vazquez, +1-202-343-9062, Vazquez.Kristinn@epa.gov
 
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