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6/9/2010
Harris Teeter’s Third LEED Store Gives Shoppers an Opportunity to Go Green and Save Green
New Harris Teeter also located in South Carolina’s FIRST LEED Shopping Center


Harris Teeter’s Third LEED Store Gives Shoppers an Opportunity to Go Green and Save Green
New Harris Teeter also located in South Carolina’s FIRST LEED Shopping Center

Charlotte, NC – Harris Teeter is pleased to announce the opening of its newest Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) store in Rivertowne Place located in Mt. Pleasant, SC.  The store will open on Wednesday, June 23 following a ribbon cutting ceremony at 8:00am.

Similar to other Harris Teeter locations, the new store will have recycling centers in the lobby but was built with additional energy and environmental design components in mind that allowed it to apply for LEED certification.  Over 20% of all building materials were manufactured regionally (within 500 miles of the store), 95% of all construction waste was recycled, and 50% of all wood used during construction came from certified sustainable forests.  Freezer cases were designed with LED lighting and water saving devices were installed in all of the water fixtures.  The store is 18% more energy efficient than the industry average and uses 65% less refrigerant load

Harris Teeter also gives its shoppers a variety of ways to go green.  Shoppers are encouraged to purchase reusable Harris Teeter shopping bags.  If they choose to use paper and plastic grocery bags, Harris Teeter offers shoppers convenient recycling centers in all store lobbies where they can deposit them for recycling. 

To save green, Harris Teeter encourages its shoppers to visit harristeeter.com and sign up for a Very Important Customer (VIC) card.  The VIC card allows shoppers to take advantage of weekly specials, participate in VIC promotions, sweepstakes and, best of all, it is FREE!  Shoppers can also sign up for e-VIC and have weekly specials e-mailed to them every Wednesday, notifying them when items they regularly buy are on sale. Plus they will receive member only discounts! 

To celebrate the grand opening, the company will also host a variety of events on the first three weekends following the opening.  During select times on Friday, June 25 – Sunday, June 27, the e-VIC mobile will be parked in front of the store giving customers an opportunity to sign-up for this FREE service that notifies customers when items they regularly buy are on sale and offers them member-only discounts.  The following weekend the ice cream truck will be at the store and associates will distribute FREE Harris Teeter brand ice cream sandwiches to customers.  The final grand opening weekend the Rancher Mobile Grill will visit the store during select times and associates will give away free samples of Rancher NY Strip Steak.

Fast Facts:
Store Address: Rivertowne Place
2035 Highway 41
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466
Opening Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 8am
Square Footage: 55,000 square feet
Store Hours: 24 hours
Pharmacy Hours: M – F, 9am – 9pm; Sat, 9am – 6pm; Sun, 12pm – 6pm
Check-Out Lanes: 9 checkouts and 4 express checkouts

Features and Departments:
Full service meat department with Rancher Beef, HT Reserve Angus Beef and Harris Teeter Naturals Natural Beef • Full Service Fishermans Market • Shrimp Party Trays • Farmers Market Produce and Certified Green Thumb Experts • Full Service Floral and Custom Floral Arrangements • Produce Party Trays • Fresh Fruit Bar • Expanded Fresh Cut Flower Section • Gift Basket Program • Full Service Fresh Foods Market Deli/Bakery • Sushi • Self Serve Olives • Salad Bar and  Fresh Made Salads • International Cheeses • Wedding Cakes •  Made to Order Sandwich Program • Party Trays • Boar’s Head Meats & Cheeses • Slicing Meats & Cheeses • Chef Prepared Foods To Go • Artisan Breads • Starbucks • Organics, Specialty and Natural Foods • Wine and Imported Beers • Wine Consultant • Pharmacy • Western Union • Coinstar • Double Coupons • Club 60 Senior Discount • Carryout Service • Uscan • Red Box DVD Rental Kiosk