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5/1/2008
Harris Teeter’s New Store in Charlotte Contains the First Advanced Compact Chiller Refrigeration System in the Country
Media Tours will be Available Following the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

As Harris Teeter continues to find new and exciting ways for the company to go green, they gear up for the opening of their newest store location in Charlotte, NC. The new Harris Teeter will be located in The Shoppes at Ardrey Kell and houses the First Advanced Refrigeration System of its kind in the country. The store is scheduled to open on Wednesday, May 7 following a ceremonial ribbon cutting ceremony at 8:00am.

Harris Teeter shoppers will also find a variety of ways to help make a difference in our community with the opportunity to recycle both paper and plastic grocery bags at the front entrance. In addition, Harris Teeter shoppers can purchase reusable shopping bags for just $0.99. These bags can be used every time they shop at their local Harris Teeter. 
                                   
                                                              Fast Facts
Store Address:   The Shoppes at Ardrey Kell
                           16625 Lancaster Highway
                           Charlotte, NC 28277
Opening Date:    Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 8:00amWednesday, May 7, 2008 at 8:00am Square Footage:             48,000
Store Hours:       24 hours

Featuring the first store with an advanced compact chiller refrigeration system commercially available in the country, Harris Teeter is committed to reducing the leak potential of green house gases. All refrigerant in this system is confined to the machine room and the system utilizes modular technology that confines the refrigerant charge to 13 individual units. The most the advanced refrigeration system can lose from a single leak of green house gas is 7.75 pounds, compared to nearly 1800 pounds on a normal system. This means, Harris Teeter’s leak potential of green house gas is less than 1%. The first advance refrigeration system reduces the refrigerant load by 97% in medium temperature systems.

In addition, energy efficient LED lighting is used in the freezer cases and saves the equivalent of over 3,340 gallons of gasoline annually. Using ultra low-flow fixtures in the restrooms save 131,400 gallons of water per year. Harris Teeter will also apply for Energy Star certification for this store. The company currently operates thirty-four stores with Energy Star certification and plans to have a total of sixty certified stores by the end of 2008. Harris Teeter is committed to protecting the planet through the use of energy efficient products and practices in its stores.

Features and Departments:
Full Service Meat Department with Rancher Reserve and Certified Angus Beef • Full Service Fishermans Market Seafood Department • Certified Green Thumb Experts and produce from around the world • Full Service Fresh Foods Market Department • Specialty Foods • Rotisserie Chicken, Pork Or Turkey • International Foods • Imported Cheeses • Sushi • Fresh Fruit Bar • Fresh Cut Flowers • Cigars • Western Union • Gift Baskets • 10% Discount on Mix and Match Case Wine • Home Shopping • Pharmacy • Starbucks