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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.


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Aug. 26, 2014: Rebate Service Help Supermarkets Recoup Energy-Efficiency Incentives

‘Supermarkets May Be Leaving a Lot of Money on the Table’

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.


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Stater Bros. Implements Polar Technology’s Refrigerant Management Solution

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

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
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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Matt Barga, portfolio manager — a/c and coils, Ingersoll Rand, discusses how the company is working to comply with the new energy conservation standards for heat pumps and air conditioners that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015. Posted on Dec. 19.

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