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Food Lion Celebrates Sustainability Progress in Advance of Earth Day, Continues Commitment to Sustainable Retailing

Grocer continues to be among industry leaders in several key sustainability categories


Friday, April 21, 2017 10:19 am EDT



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SALISBURY, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In advance of Earth Day, Food Lion celebrated its commitment to sustainable retailing and released an infographic highlighting its progress in 2016, which is among the leaders in the grocery industry. Food Lion's sustainability effort in 2016 included donating over 127 million meals to its local feeding agency partners as well as recycling over 11 million tons of material.

In addition, the company is increasing its work towards Zero Waste stores across its footprint, including 351 Zero Waste stores currently, mostly in North Carolina.

The organization today released a short video discussing Food Lion's full circle approach to food waste diversion at one Zero Waste store, a critical component of its sustainability efforts, which can be viewed here.

To learn more and follow updates on Food Lion's commitment to sustainability, visit

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 63,000 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 committed to provide 500 million meals to individuals and families in need by the end of 2020. Food Lion is a company of Delhaize America, a U.S. division of Zaandam-based Royal Ahold Delhaize Group. For more information, visit


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Food Lion Sustainability by Numbers 2017 (Graphic: Business Wire)
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Food Lion by the Numbers