Food Lion offers graphic to show sustainability progress

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 23, 2017

SALISBURY – 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 more than 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 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