Kroger honored for energy efficiency

Cincinnati -- The Kroger Co. has received the Alliance to Save Energy’s top award, the “Galaxy” Star of Energy Efficiency.

The company utilizes a variety of practices to increase energy efficiency, employing technology such as LED lights and engaging store associates in energy savings initiatives. As a result, Kroger has reduced its energy use by 32% since the year 2000 – saving enough electricity to power every single-family home in Columbus, Ohio, for one year. These initiatives have also saved Kroger more than $100 million per year in energy costs.

More information about Kroger's sustainability efforts can be found at Sustainability.kroger.com.