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Which supermarket chain has lowest refrigerant emissions rate?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Stater Bros. Markets with its GreenChill Partnership's "Best Emissions Rate" award.

The honor recognizes the supermarket chain for maintaining the lowest corporate-wide refrigerant emissions rate among large retail GreenChill partners — some 10,800 stores in all — in 2014. It is the third time Stater Bros. Markets has been recognized with this distinction.

In addition, three Stater Bros. supermarkets also received achievement awards for being GreenChill certified for five consecutive years. Stater Bros. is the only Southern California grocer to have eight stores that are GreenChill certified at the gold level and one at the silver level.

Stater Bros. Markets' other environment efforts include replacing or retrofitting in-store refrigerated cases with new glass doors that reduce energy usage by 60%, LED lighting, and an energy management system that controls refrigeration, air conditioning, and lighting.

The supermarket company also participates in California's Voluntary Demand Response Program to reduce energy consumption at store level when demand is high.

In addition, Stater Bros. removes over 125 million pounds of waste from landfills annually through various sustainability programs.

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