French food retail giant Carrefour set the stage for a broad discussion during its ‘Innovation Forum’ about competition between natural systems, the trend towards smaller stores, and the need for integrated HVAC&R solutions.
Two years after launching the first transcritical CO2 system in Romania at its hypermarket in Galati, Carrefour has successfully installed a new system with CO2 ejector technology in Timisoara. The store is the first in Romania to use this modern technology, which is expected to deliver energy savings of 13%.
In the inaugural edition of Accelerate Europe, one of the world’s largest retail and wholesale companies, METRO AG, has made natural refrigerants an integral part of its trailblazing environmental sustainability strategy.
Matador Refrigeration completed the installation at the President Hyper Vaal store in Vereeniging, South Africa, using technology from CAREL SA. The project includes the biggest subcritical CO2 cascade refrigeration system in Southern Africa.
A new store recently open in Murcia, Spain combines CO2 and hydrocarbon (R290) refrigeration systems; solutions becoming common practice in the food retail sector as natural refrigerants help address the Spanish f-gas tax.
At Supermercados Hiber, energy efficiency and environment are key players in the company’s decisions. In 2012, Hiber had the first store in Spain using only CO2 as refrigerant and in 2014 made history with the first Spanish urban CO2 transcritical store.
The largest shopping mall in Scandinavia will officially open its doors in November this year. In light of its dedicated focus on installing environmentally friendly technology, leading manufacturer Green & Cool will equip many of the mall’s leading retailers with its CO2 refrigeration systems.
The use of natural refrigerants in light commercial refrigeration applications is on the rise in North America.
After a decade-long test of secondary and cascade CO2 equipment, Food Lion is ready to run its first transcritical refrigeration system – in a warm climate, no less. In the cover story of the latest edition of Accelerate America, the company’s Susan Sollenberger and Wayne Rosa explain Food Lion’s journey.
Target, Whole Foods, Sobeys and Ahold USA will be among those offering insights on sustainable refrigeration and store energy savings amid a period of rapid transition in North America.