Covington Welcomes Brand New, State-of-the Art
Store Is First In Louisiana To Receive EPA GreenChill Certification
February 02, 2010 03:38 PM Eastern Time
COVINGTON, La.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: WINN) celebrates the
completion of its brand-new store here tomorrow. The 55,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art supermarket, located at
70431 Highway 21 north of New Orleans, features a 24-foot tall open entranceway highlighted by an outdoor
farmer’s market featuring fresh produce from local growers. This is the Jacksonville, Fla.-based grocer’s first newly-
constructed location since 2004.
“We are very proud to be able to offer this beautiful store to the neighbors and communities of Covington,” said
Winn-Dixie Chairman, CEO and President Peter Lynch. “Not only does it provide a best-in-class shopping
experience, but it brings 200 new jobs to the area as well.”
The Covington location also is the first grocery store in Louisiana to receive the Environmental Protection Agency’s
(EPA) GreenChill certification. GreenChill is an EPA Partnership with food retailers designed to help reduce
refrigerant emissions and decrease the industry's impact on the ozone layer and climate change. Supermarkets that
reduce their refrigerant emissions by at least 65% versus the average may receive GreenChill's store certification
award. Currently, only 26 supermarkets in the entire nation have been able to qualify.
"Winn-Dixie can be very proud of this accomplishment," said Keilly Witman, manager of EPA's GreenChill
Partnership. "People want to do business with stores that share their environmental values. By having the first
GreenChill-certified store in Louisiana, Winn-Dixie has demonstrated to its customers and communities that it is
serious about helping to save our Earth's ozone layer and fighting climate change."
The store showcases Winn-Dixie’s latest design concepts, including 21,000 square feet of polished wood flooring,