Southeastern Grocers is Committed to Sustainable Seafood

  • At Southeastern Grocers, we believe that food and sustainability are
    intertwined.
  • At Southeastern Grocers, it is our mission to provide consistent,
    high-quality seafood that is delicious, fresh, and sourced
    responsibly, whether that is fresh or frozen.
  • At Southeastern Grocers, all of our farm-raised seafood, fresh and
    frozen, will be 4-star Best Aquaculture Practices Certified by 2018.
  • Southeastern Grocers is the first and only American retail member of
    the International Pole and Line Foundation, an organization that is
    committed to using only one-by-one catching methods, the most
    sustainable means to harvest tuna.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Southeastern Grocers, LLC, parent company of BI-LO,
Harveys and Winn-Dixie stores, announced their commitment to providing
customers with high-quality seafood that is delicious, fresh and sourced
responsibly. The company pledges to have all farm-raised seafood, fresh
and frozen, to be 4-star BAP Certified by 2018, providing customers
superior seafood product.


Southeastern Grocers partners with the world’s leading seafood
sustainability organizations to ensure the seafood provided is
high-quality and responsibly obtained/raised. Southeastern Grocers
selects suppliers that utilize best practices in animal welfare, abiding
by labor regulations and safety laws for both farm-raised and
wild-caught seafood.

Collectively, with credible suppliers, Southeastern Grocers works with
the following reputable organizations:

• The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) to ensure our farm-raised
seafood suppliers are adhering to the Best Aquaculture Practice (BAP)

• The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) serves as our main
sustainable seafood collaborator

• The Marine Stewardship Council/National Marine Fishing Service to
certify and manage sustainable practices

• World Wildlife Fund to determine sustainable fisheries

Farm-Raised Seafood

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)
program has developed a 1 to 4-star rating to provide a well-rounded
assessment to determine the quality and sustainability of the fish and
its environment. To achieve a 4-star rating, the aquafarm must promote
quality habitat, social well-being, protected hatcheries and balanced
nutrition. Southeastern Grocers currently partners with 8 BAP 4-star
suppliers, but are proud to report that by 2018, all farm-raised seafood
sold in Winn-Dixie, BI-LO and Harvey stores will be BAP 4-star
certified, providing our customers superior product.

Wild-Caught Seafood

We work with reputable suppliers that source seafood from sustainable
environments to ensure of our wild seafood is caught responsibly. At
Southeastern Grocers, we fully disclose the country of origin, method of
catch, and source location of our wild caught seafood.

Scott Morris, Executive Vice President of Merchandising for
Southeastern Grocers said,
“At Southeastern Grocers, we know how
important it is to have fish for now and fish for the future. To ensure
this, we must focus on sustainable ways of providing customers with
quality product with minimal environmental impact.”

Dolphin-Safe Tuna

We are proud to be the first and only American retail member, to date,
of the International Pole and Line Foundation, an organization that is
committed to using only one-by-one catching methods, the most
sustainable means to harvest tuna. Southeastern Grocers works closely
with our supply partners to ensure that our own brand tuna will be
responsibly sourced and dolphin-safe by 2017.

About Southeastern Grocers

Southeastern Grocers, LLC, parent company and home of BI-LO, Harveys and
Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is the second-largest supermarket in the
Southeast based on store count. The company employs nearly 60,000
associates who serve customers in approximately 750 grocery stores, 140
liquor stores and 500 in-store pharmacies throughout the seven
southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana,
Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina. BI-LO, Harveys and
Winn-Dixie are well-known and well-respected regional brands with deep
heritages, strong neighborhood ties, proud histories of giving back,
talented and loyal associates, and strong commitments to providing the
best possible quality and value to customers. For more information,
visit www.bi-lo.com,
www.harveyssupermarkets.com
and www.winndixie.com.

Contacts

For SEG interviews or images:
Southeastern Grocers, LLC
Kaley
Shaffer, 904-612-9441 (cell)
Manager, Consumer Communications
media@segrocers.com