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A New Cook in the Kitchen for Foodservice Retailers

In a recent article for, deputy group editor Abbie Westra interviewed two experts from our Retail Solutions team to discuss solutions that bring connectivity to foodservice equipment. Paul Hepperla shares some of the highlights below.

At Emerson Climate Technologies, we’ve been talking about connected kitchen technology as the latest in our offering for foodservice retailers. Dean Landeche, VP of marketing for Retail Solutions, and I sat down with an editor from to discuss how we’re helping foodservice equipment manufacturers bring the Internet of Things to commercial kitchens.

We began working on this technology in response to direct requests from convenience store customers seeking foodservice equipment solutions. We focused less on energy efficiency, and more on the “need-to-have” benefits for convenience store operators, which include equipment uptime and menu broadcast capabilities.

Connected kitchen technology addresses key concerns convenience store operators have with menu changes throughout their enterprise, allowing them to evolve from a traditional process that could take months to making menu updates in minutes (see graphic below).

Kitchens Energized by Emerson

With new facility management systems, operators are able to integrate their foodservice equipment into the same program that controls HVAC, refrigeration, lighting and more. Our global monitoring services also provide foodservice retailers with access to real-time performance data and expert analysis of system alarms.Look for more updates soon as we continue to grow our connected kitchens offering.

Want to read more about these solutions? You can find the full article here.

To learn about connected kitchens, check out this blog post.

Paul Hepperla
Director of New Solutions Development & Enterprise Product Management
Emerson Climate Technologies Retail Solutions

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