Mandell brings operational experience with facility services businesses
May 30, 2016
Source Refrigeration & HVAC announced that Andrew Mandell has been named chief operating officer. Source is a leading independent provider of commercial refrigeration and HVAC services in North America, serving supermarket chains, convenience store chains, and telecom companies.
Contest encouraged new approaches to today’s supermarket challenges
April 25, 2016
University of Dayton students designed “supermarkets of the future” as part of the E-Week Innovation Challenge sponsored by Emerson during the university’s Engineers Week. The contest encouraged participants to deliver innovative ideas that demonstrate new approaches to today’s supermarket challenges.
Trends in supermarkets can often provide insights into changes to come for the rest of the commercial refrigeration world, and — as is the case industry-wide — refrigerants are on the minds of many in the supermarket sector.
One flick that turns up every fall is called “Love at the Thanksgiving Parade.” One scene is supposed to take place in late November in Chicago. The good-looking guy and good-looking girl are shopping at a supermarket. But there do not appear to be any doors at the front of the store.
‘Supermarkets May Be Leaving a Lot of Money on the Table’
August 26, 2014
Supermarkets in the United States can now get expert help in securing energy-efficiency rebates from utilities. The service is for supermarkets that invest in initiatives to improve energy efficiency but may not collect all the utility rebates for which they qualify, said Abtar Singh, chief executive of Singh360.
TrakRef Will Be Used to Manage All 167 Stater Bros. Supermarkets
March 24, 2014
Polar Technology, a leading provider of refrigerant management solutions, has announced that Stater Bros., the largest privately owned supermarket chain in Southern California, is implementing its cloud-based solution called TrakRef.
The photograph with this column was taken from the balcony of a supermarket in the Baltimore area during a tour of several stores at the Food Marketing Institute Energy and Store Development Conference. Notice the massive amount of floor space and products on display.