Emerson Climate Technologies announced that it has entered into an agreement to provide energy efficiency services for Tesco, the largest food retailer in the United Kingdom. Under the agreement, Emerson’s Retail Services organization will provide Internet-based energy- and equipment-monitoring technology at 585 Tesco-owned stores in the U.K.
Once upon a time, small places to buy packaged food and drinks were called neighborhood grocery stores. Eventually chains came along to reinvent neighborhood establishments as convenience stores. Over the years, one constant has been the need for refrigeration.
A teleconference announced the three-year agreement between Carrier and Sears to have Sears sell Carrier 1-1/2 - to 5-ton residential ducted systems, as well as Carrier system products and accessories.
Contractors who rely on supermarket work as a steady form of income may want to take note of some statistics emerging from that sector. Store owners want to know everything possible about their customers. Each year, the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) surveys those buyers to find out what they want. And some of what they want relates directly to the mechanical refrigeration equipment.
Service contractors who install and work on ice machines, freezers, and coolers have some good news: Manufacturers of such products are continuing to produce more models, often to fine-tune their already expansive product lines.
Smart energy efficiency programs require key players involved with store power consumption (such as those involved with refrigeration and air conditioning, as well as lighting) to “take control of changing energy markets.” That was the thrust of a joint presentation by John Seaburg of Energy & Environmental Services and Scott Moore of Albertson’s Inc., during this year’s Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Expo.
Supermarkets can’t just be efficient; they have to be superefficient. Proper service, maintenance, and design play key roles. Employees need to buy into energy management plans. That was the theme of the Food Management Institute’s (FMI’s) 23rd Annual Energy & Technical Services Conference.
Complete Comfort/Supreme Air Heating and Cooling has developed an interactive computer kiosk station, designed for home builders, to help them explain HVAC upgrades and options to prospective home buyers.