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Best Practices for Convenience Store Energy Management [Webinar]

More than 80 percent of energy usage in an average convenience store is the result of refrigeration systems, lighting and foodservice equipment. We recently presented a webinar on energy management solutions for convenience store operators, highlighting the benefits of facility management and the evolution of these systems, which have become more advanced to meet the needs of today’s operators.

A video summary of this webinar is included below:


Watch the full webinar presentation in this video to learn more about:

  • The latest in facility management systems
  • Operational and energy savings
  • Menu management efficiencies for foodservice offerings
  • Additional equipment and services associate with facility systems
  • IT’s new role at the center of operations

 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

John Atchley
National Account Executive, Retail Solutions
Emerson Climate Technologies

Technically Energy Management

In conjunction with a major travel center, we presented an educational session at the 2015 NACS Show, focused on energy management best practices for convenience stores. If you missed it, don’t worry. We’ve compiled the highlights below:

From traditional to advanced energy management

We’ve all visited a convenience store in the middle of the afternoon with its external canopy lights on, or walked into a store that is uncomfortably warm or too cold. Lighting and temperature control through scheduling is a basic energy management system function. More advanced systems today incorporate refrigeration equipment and remote monitoring, and the latest, complete systems offer control and monitoring of foodservice, fuel and other critical equipment.

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With an advanced system, a typical convenience store might see $4,000 in annual energy savings and $6,000 in annual operational savings, resulting in a possible payback period of less than 24 months — and it can be faster, depending on store size and functions.

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Convenience Stores: Two Ways to Follow Best Practices with Limited Store Staff

This is the sixth and final post in a six-part series that addresses the main business challenges convenience store operators face today.

Best Practices with Limited Store Staff

In the previous post, we discussed the challenges convenience store operators face with limited store staff. To be successful in an increasingly competitive market, convenience store associates need to focus on delivering high quality customer service, not on operational responsibilities — such as monitoring refrigeration or HVAC systems — that can keep customers waiting.

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Convenience Stores: Keeping Employees in Front of Your Customers

“It’s hard to follow ongoing, best practices with limited store staff.”

This is the fifth post in a six-part series that addresses the main business challenges convenience store operators face today.

Keeping Employees in Front of Your Customers

Many retailers take pride in their customer service. In turn, consumers have expectations about the service they’ll receive when shopping. To compete, convenience stores need to emphasize customer service at a level that will match or exceed that of rival supermarkets, quick serve restaurants and other retailers. If they can’t, it’s simple: customers will go elsewhere.

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Convenience Stores: Three Ways to Provide a Consistent Shopping Experience Across All Stores

What if convenience stores could replicate a great customer experience across every store?

This is the fourth post in a six-part series that addresses the main business challenges convenience store operators face today.

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