10 major US seafood retailers who made the Greenpeace grade

Published on
July 15, 2015

Delhaize.jpg9.) Delhaize

Raking in a score of 6.05, Delhaize has moved up a notch this year, even with a lesser score. The grocer came off of a recent 2014 sale of 165 branches of its Sweetbay, Harvey’s and Reid’s banners to Southeastern Grocers. Greenpeace reasons that while Delhaize has been moving in the right direction by dropping some Red List species like bigeye tuna, its momentum has not been comparable to previous years' progress; last year, Delhaize was the second most improved retailer according to Greenpeace.

“The retailer can propel further into the top ten by developing a sustainable canned tuna policy, converting its private label tuna to more sustainable products, increasing labeling at the point of sale, and addressing its Red List. The retailer must prioritize compliance with its sustainable seafood policy across its entire range of stores. Delhaize has led initiatives on the Jonah Crab fishery and now it is time for the retailer to weigh in on issues like the Bering Sea Canyons and IUU fishing,” wrote Greenpeace.

Greenpeace commends Delhaize on improvements in its wild-caught policy and its steadfastness to source all of its farmed seafood from BAP certified processors.

Headquarters: Salisbury, NC and Scarborough, ME.

Store Count: 1,361 units under the Food Lion and Hannaford names.

FY 2014 sales: USD 18.4 billion

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