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The Importance of Sustainability in Food Retailing

deanlandeche Dean Landeche | Vice President of Marketing, Retail Solutions

Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions

I recently contributed to an article featured in Progressive Grocer magazine that discussed how food retailers are emphasizing sustainability. Highlights from the article are below.

progressive-grocer-sustainability_facebook_1200x630Sustainability is increasingly on the priority list for food retailers. Consumers are often considering a retailer’s reputation, as well as its impact on the environment as important factors when selecting where to shop. In addition to looking at more traditional ways to reduce energy, such as the installation of LED lighting, retailers are looking to their suppliers for solutions to address energy efficiency needs and ensure food safety.

Emerson’s ProAct Services provides retailers with remote monitoring services to collect data from sensors that monitor conditions like product and case temperatures. The insights derived from the information gathered around equipment performance and facility operations can contribute to the retailer’s sustainability efforts.

The ProAct Services portfolio includes multiple modules to help retailers operate effectively and identify areas for operational improvement. With Alarm Management, Emerson monitors various factors and provides alerts when a potential system issue is detected, which can help save energy and prevent food loss. Web-based reports are generated automatically so that retailers receive valuable insights to help them make informed operational decisions. Energy Monitoring and Targeting uses meter-level data to model energy performance across an enterprise of stores. Setpoint Management helps retailers to sustain energy savings in the long term while ensuring that operational issues are actually fixed rather than masked. And Emerson’s Demand Response Service enables retailers to earn financial incentives, conserve energy, minimize power interruptions, increase energy reliability and protect the environment by reducing power usage at times when demand on the electric power grid is high.

Read the full Progressive Grocer article online here.

For more than 20 years, Emerson has been helping businesses like yours safeguard food, reduce energy consumption, protect the environment and optimize business results. To learn more about our technology solutions and services for retailers, visit our website.

How Does the Food Safety Modernization Act Impact Food Retailers?

This is the third post in a five-part series on food safety throughout the month of September.

Food retailers need to understand changing regulations that impact their businesses. Today’s operators are faced with regulatory updates around energy management and refrigerants, as well as what many are calling the most sweeping reform of food safety laws since the last change was enacted in 1938.

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The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which was signed into law in 2011, aims to better protect U.S. public health by strengthening the food safety system. This law enables the FDA to focus on preventing food safety problems, rather than relying primarily on reactive processes after problems occur.

FSMA affects five key areas, including:

  • Mandatory comprehensive, prevention-based controls for food facilities
  • Inspection and compliance to provide oversight and respond effectively when problems emerge
  • Authority to better ensure that imported products meet U.S. standards for food safety
  • Recall authority for all food products
  • Enhanced partnerships and collaboration among all food safety agencies

So, what does FSMA mean for food retail facilities?

As the regulations address the entire supply chain, not all provisions of this legislation apply to food retailers.  But retailers should review the law and its provisions because it places specific responsibilities and accountabilities on supply chain participants for actions and validation of processes.  Thus, grocers will need to work collaboratively with their food suppliers and transportation carriers to ensure that all suppliers are aware of what’s needed for food safety compliance. Some information that may be of highest interest to retailers includes:

  • Procedures to assure that facilities and vehicles used in processing and transport did not allow food to become unsafe or altered.
  • Documented food processing and transport safety programs.
  • Verification that supply chain employees were adequately trained on proper, safe temperature management during processing and transport.
  • Temperature monitoring and reporting that demonstrate food was processed and transported under safe temperature conditions.

As this legislation is new, how it will be enforced is yet to be seen.  Communication, collaboration and training among retailers and their supply chain partners will be essential as developments continue.

With FSMA, there is an increased importance on collecting and utilizing data, especially product temperatures, to ensure that food remains fresh and safe from the farm to the manufacturer to the store, and then into the hands of the consumer. Record keeping is a key component for FDA compliance, so retailers and their supply chain partners will need to ensure accurate, efficient documentation to verify the integrity of their foods.

As food retailers work to comply with industry regulations like FSMA, Emerson can serve as a trusted partner. Our retail facility solutions, including integrated controls and remote monitoring, can assist with preventive management of facility systems to address potential food safety issues before they affect the product in stores. Emerson’s transportation and cargo solutions also can help to provide consistent, safe monitoring and control of temperatures of food and other sensitive goods at critical points throughout the cold chain.

To follow the latest updates on FSMA, retailers may reference the FDA website. For more insights on changing regulations impacting retailers today, watch this E360 webinar recording.

Look for the next post in this series to learn more about integrated solutions to help retailers keep foods fresh – and safe – throughout the cold chain on the journey “from farm to fork.”

 For more than 20 years, Emerson Retail Solutions has been helping businesses like yours safeguard food, reduce energy consumption, protect the environment and optimize business results. To learn more about our technology solutions and services for retailers, visit our website.

Dean Landeche
Vice President of Marketing
Emerson Retail Solutions


To read all posts in our series on food safety for retailers, click on the links below:

  1. Food Safety Remains a Top Priority for Retail Businesses
  2. Prevent Food Safety Issues with Remote Monitoring Services
  3. How Does the Food Safety Modernization Act Impact Food Retailers?
  4. Food Safety Throughout the Cold Chain “From Farm to Fork”
  5. Seven Transportation Monitoring Best Practices to Ensure Food Safety

 

E360 Conference Daily Recap #3: A Connected, Faster and Stronger Future Together

This is the third in a series of three posts sharing highlights from the 2016 E360 Annual Conference.

On our final day of the E360 Annual Conference, industry leaders shared insights around major trends in the convenience store and grocery segments. John Lofstock, editor-in-chief of Convenience Store Decisions, joined a panel of grocery, c-store and industry experts to explore topics that included convergence of concepts, internet retailing, foodservice, food safety, sustainability and more. Then, our participants engaged in final collaboration sessions to highlight and prioritize how these trends and others create challenges and opportunities in retail and facility management.

For highlights from day three, please watch this video recap:

 

What industry trends are most affecting your business? Let us know in the comments below or by sharing your perspective on social media.

If you missed the conference, you can review highlights at #E360Live, @IntelliStore and @EmersonClimate on Twitter, as well as in our daily blog post and video recaps:

 To learn more about the E360 Annual Conference or to receive the session presentations, email RetailSolutionsMarketing@Emerson.com.

 For more than 20 years, Emerson Retail Solutions has been helping businesses like yours safeguard food, reduce energy consumption, protect the environment and optimize business results. To learn more about our technology solutions and services for retailers, visit our website

Dean Landeche
Vice President of Marketing, Retail Solutions
Emerson Climate Technologies

E360 Conference Daily Recap #2: Challenges and Opportunities with Changing Regulations

This is the second in a series of three posts sharing highlights from the 2016 E360 Annual Conference.

We focused on the changing regulatory landscape and the impact of emerging regulations on retail operations during the second day of the E360 Annual Conference.

In the spirit of collaboration and innovation, we brought together a panel of experts in food safety, energy and refrigerant management to explore what’s next in regulations. Since this conference is all about innovation, we used the latest technology to link a 500-person global audience to our 200-person live audience and host location at The Helix at the University of Dayton, and to our remote panelists at our Helix at Georgia Tech and a location in Washington, DC. And participants and facilitators managed other sessions on best practices including facility management, IoT and designing future-friendly alternative refrigerant systems.

For highlights from day two, please watch this video recap:

Looking ahead to our third and final day, all participants are eager to continue engaging in interactive discussions around critical issues that retailers are facing today.

How are new connected technologies helping your retail business address industry and regulatory changes? Let us know in the comments below or by sharing your perspective on social media.

If you missed the conference, you can review highlights at #E360Live@IntelliStore and @EmersonClimate on Twitter, as well as in our daily blog post and video recaps:

 To learn more about the E360 Annual Conference or to receive the session presentations, email RetailSolutionsMarketing@Emerson.com.

For more than 20 years, Emerson Retail Solutions has been helping businesses like yours safeguard food, reduce energy consumption, protect the environment and optimize business results. To learn more about our technology solutions and services for retailers, visit our website

Dean Landeche
Vice President of Marketing, Retail Solutions
Emerson Climate Technologies

E360 Conference Daily Recap #1: Innovation By Thinking Differently

This is the first in a series of three posts sharing highlights from the 2016 E360 Annual Conference.

The first day of the E360 Annual Conference focused on the theme of innovation – more specifically, on creating expanded collaborative efforts of transformation through innovation.

In opening comments, Bill Bosway, Group Vice President at Emerson Climate Technologies, explained to nearly 200 attendees that this conference was going to be very different. In short speaking sessions, industry experts are serving up ideas around important topics and taking a quick look at emerging best practices. Then, the attendees literally run the conference, sharing insights, asking questions and engaging in group discussions — with the help of a professional facilitation team.

We’re looking forward to continued engagement and valuable discussions with attendees over the next two days. For highlights from day one, please watch this video recap:

What business challenges could you address by innovating with your partners? Let us know in the comments below or by sharing your perspective on social media.

If you missed the conference, you can review highlights at #E360Live, @IntelliStore and @EmersonClimate on Twitter, as well as in our daily blog post and video recaps:

 To learn more about the E360 Annual Conference or to receive the session presentations, email RetailSolutionsMarketing@Emerson.com.

For more than 20 years, Emerson Retail Solutions has been helping businesses like yours safeguard food, reduce energy consumption, protect the environment and optimize business results. To learn more about our technology solutions and services for retailers, visit our website

 Dean Landeche
Vice President of Marketing, Retail Solutions
Emerson Climate Technologies

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