Retailers look for solutions as convenience refrigeration expands

Retailers have called on the cooling supply chain for solutions to help them meet a triple challenge of tight margins; smaller store footprints and new refrigerant choices.

Speakers at RAC’s “Retail Question Time” before Christmas have agreed on their belief that intense competition in the sector and changing customer behavior have changed the landscape for supermarket refrigeration.

The drive for customers towards home shopping and convenience stores together with the impact of F-Gas and the forthcoming Ecodesign directive, which will set tough limits on cabinet energy use – will make the challenge harder…

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