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Stater Bros. Implements Polar Technology’s Refrigerant Management Solution

TrakRef Will Be Used to Manage All 167 Stater Bros. Supermarkets
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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.


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Where Does Refrigeration Figure into a Supermarket’s Plan?

For Some, Refrigeration Is Just Another Blip on the Map
By Peter Powell
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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.


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The Global Push for R-744

By Peter Powell
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From a global perspective, there is a lot of interest in the wider use of R-744 (CO2), especially in supermarket refrigeration. Recently, a number of international studies and seminars have reported some of the latest developments regarding R-744.


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Improving Energy Savings From Traditional and Evolved Ratings to Excellent

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A study from Carel has tried to get a precise handle on supermarket refrigeration energy savings at various levels of upgrades and at the same time has assigned some new terminology to the steps — ‘traditional,’ ‘evolved,’ and ‘excellent.’


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Fun With R-407A in Retail Refrigeration

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Have you worked with R-407A in refrigeration jobs? The mechanical design company Henderson Engineers Inc. (HEI) of Kansas City has in such a project where it was given the task by a major retailer to improve the carbon footprint of a supermarket refrigeration system.


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Golden Technology Keeps Stores Cool

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The supermarket chain Hy-Vee Inc.’s 64,000-square-foot store in Fairfield, Iowa, opened on April 12 as the company’s second Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified store. It is one of the few supermarkets in the country that has achieved U.S. EPA GreenChill Gold-Level certification.
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Secondary Systems in Supermarkets

By Bill Katz
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As new stores are built and older systems in existing stores replaced, an approach called secondary refrigeration is gaining wider acceptance and is steadily increasing in numbers.


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Dealing With Starts, Avoiding Failures

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Service technicians know that keeping compressors operating properly can present challenges, especially in supermarket refrigeration applications.


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Advancements in Software Help Visualize Alarms

By Dave Yoder
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As today’s supermarkets continue to evolve, advances in software technology are helping to simplify critical refrigeration management issues.


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