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
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National Account Executive, Retail Solutions
Emerson Climate Technologies
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.
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.
This is the sixth and final post in a six-part series that addresses the main business challenges convenience store operators face today.
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.
“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.
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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