ST. LOUIS, MO — Emerson Climate Technologies, a unit of Emerson, announced that it has entered into an agreement to provide energy efficiency services for Tesco PLC, one of the largest food retailers in the United Kingdom.

Under the agreement, Emerson Climate Technologies, through its Retail Services organization, will provide Internet-based energy and equipment monitoring technology at 585 Tesco-owned stores in the UK. Installation of the technology is now under way. In addition, 275 of these stores will undergo Emerson's patent-pending E-Commissioning program, a comprehensive energy audit and continuous monitoring process for a supermarket's refrigeration, hvac, lighting, and building control systems, to restore peak operating and energy efficiency.

Created two years ago, the Retail Services arm of Emerson Climate Technologies is a leading provider of energy and site monitoring services for the U.S. supermarket industry and other retail chains. More than 2,000 store locations currently use its services. Tesco becomes its first major supermarket customer based outside of the United States.

"We are very proud to have been selected by Tesco to help it achieve its business objective of reducing its operating costs through improved energy consumption practices," said Paul Wickberg, president of Emerson Retail Services.

Publication date: 04/01/2002