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Food Lion to open South Carolina's first green grocery store


COLUMBIA, S.C. Food Lion announced that it is opening its first and South Carolina's first environmentally-friendly grocery store. The store, located in the Summit Commons Shopping Center, will seek Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification, having been designed and built to these strict guidelines.

"Food Lion has a long-standing commitment to being a caring neighbor and is committed to being a strong corporate citizen in the communities in which we operate," said Rick LaCroix, VP Food Lion's Southeastern markets. "We are pleased to reinforce our environmental commitment to the citizens of South Carolina by opening the state's first environmentally friendly grocery store. We are proud of this valuable investment in the Columbia community, and we look forward to continuing to serve Columbia residents from our new green store. We will serve the community by bringing residents fresh, quality products, including natural and organic selections, at the great prices consumers expect from Food Lion."


The store will feature such energy-efficient services as LED lighting in frozen food cases, preferred parking for low-emitting vehicles and low-flow and sensor-activated water fixtures in restrooms.

The store, located at 4730 Hard Scrabble Road, features environmentally friendly construction and energy-efficient services.

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