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Weis Markets announced yesterday that its hanover, Pennsylvania, store “is the first supermarket in the state ... to earn a certification award from the GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership, a voluntary Environmental Protection Agency alliance with food retailers to reduce refrigerant emissions and decrease their impact on the ozone layer and climate change.

“The store attained a ‘silver’ certificate by meeting tough benchmarks for cutting emissions that harm the earth’s protective ozone layer and contribute to global warming.”

“We’re pleased our Hanover store has achieved GreenChill’s silver certification level. While we have long focused on ways to conserve energy and lessen the environmental impact of our stores, this project represents an increased commitment on our part,” said David J. Hepfinger, Weis Markets’ president/CEO. “In the coming years, we will look for opportunities to incorporate these technologies into the stores we build or upgrade.”
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