SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Wednesday said that three new stores it is building will incorporate technologies designed to reduce refrigerant usage by 50% compared with a typical supermarket. The retailer in recent weeks began construction of the stores to be located in Bellefonte, West Lawn and Fork Township, Pa.
The announcement was made at an award ceremony at Weis Markets' Carlisle Street store in Hanover, Pa. This unit was the first supermarket in Pennsylvania to earn a certification award from the GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership, a voluntary Environmental Protection Agency alliance with food retailers to reduce refrigerant emissions.
Weis officials said they intend the new stores to also achieve GreenChill certification. Just 35 of the nation's 35,000 grocery stores have received GreenChill such recognition, according to the EPA.