US food retailer Whole Foods has installed an R290-CO2 commercial refrigeration system at a store in Santa Clara, California. The environmentally friendly system is the first of its kind in the United States.
Discount retailer Aldi continues to make waves in the United States as store numbers grow from year to year. This is boosting uptake of natural refrigerants in the US, with two Aldi stores in upstate New York gaining GreenChill Partnership Platinum Certification.
While transcritical CO2 systems are typically earmarked for new stores, Sobeys is showing that existing stores can be retrofitted with transcritical systems without negatively affecting sales.
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A new flagship market in downtown Boston will keep its seafood fresh with a Howe flake ice machine using CO2 as a natural refrigerant.
Attended by over 600 people, the FMI Energy & Store Development Conference focuses on energy-efficiency and conservation in the food retail industry, as well as the latest innovations in store design and merchandising. Kicking off the event as in previous years was the EPA’s GreenChill Awards ceremony, a program that recognises individual stores for investments…