Buying done better: Three points on temperature control in a retail environment

Posted: Aug 02, 2019

Today we’re looking at the retail sector. It’s far from a secret that HVAC systems are important in maximising sales and customer satisfaction, but how, and why? It’s big business, after all; estimates on the commercial refrigeration equipment market alone show it to be worth nearly fifty billion Dollars by 2025.

So, let’s see what the fuss is all about. Specifically, how does air-conditioning affect customer behaviour, and how practical is it as an investment from a business owner’s perspective?  

Point one: Buyer behaviour

Fresh is in: How food retailers are adjusting to the modern customer

Posted: Apr 27, 2019

Today we wanted to take a closer look at the shift towards modern refrigeration in food retail. New refrigeration systems are better for the environment, and there’s more demand for them as we move towards healthier and fresher foods.

As consumers, we’re making the connection between refrigeration and produce that is made with clean, whole-food ingredients. In America, recent studies show the ‘freshness’ of food is the most important factor behind a purchase, and the UK’s organic market is worth over £2 billion (and growing) every year.

Four steps food and beverage retailers can take to cut energy consumption

Posted: Mar 27, 2019

According to the Carbon Trust, the retail sector uses around seven percent of all UK building energy consumption, releasing over five million tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year.

It’s big business, and it’s vital we all work towards doing better on energy emissions. The same report by the Carbon Trust estimates that retailers could save as much as 20% by focusing on this issue alone.