Ahold Delhaize USA

Ahold Delhaize USA operates nearly 2,000 retail locations in the U.S. including under the Stop & Shop, Hannaford, Giant, and Food Lion banners. Ahold Delhaize USA’s parent company Ahold Delhaize recently announced a commitment to reduce average refrigerant GWP across its stores globally. Having already reached a goal of 2,437, the company aims to achieve an additional 9% reduction to 2,230 by 2020.  

"We are committed to limiting our climate footprint, including taking steps to reduce HFCs used in cooling. Our company's global target to lower the average global warming potential of refrigerants in stores to 2,230 by the year 2020 reflects this commitment. We also continue to look for opportunities to use climate-friendly cooling technologies like those already employed in one Food Lion and three Hannaford stores in the U.S."

- Brittni Furrow, VP Sustainable Retailing, Ahold Delhaize USA

Specific actions taken by Ahold Delhaize USA:

  • In 2013, a Hannaford store in Turner, Maine was the first ever in the United States to adopt a transcritical CO2 refrigeration system. Since then the company has opened several additional stores using trasncritical CO2 and other low-GWP refrigerants

  • Actively participates as a member in the EPA’s GreenChill Partnership

  • Hannaford banner is recognized as a leader in energy efficiency efforts related to refrigeration including using open display case night covers, insulated doors on cold display cases, and installing LED lights in freezers and coolers