Expert article of Ljiljana Rakita, working group energy management at EHI Retail Institute

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Especially for food retail, energy is a very important issue. Even though the increase in costs in the last year was something lower than in previous years, energy is still one of the biggest cost factors. For the past few years, energy costs in retail knew only one way, namely upward, the majority of retailers in 2012 was able to record stable energy costs compared to last year.

Interview with Christoph Brouwers, Director Integrated Systems at Carrier Commercial Refrigeration EMEA

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A supermarket consumes lots of energy, and it is becoming more and more expensive. Yet operators do not just have to keep a close eye on energy consumption for financial reasons. Christoph Brouwers, Director Integrated Systems at Carrier Commercial Refrigeration EMEA, talks about comprehensive energy management in retail and the trends in heating and cooling technology.

Interview with Dr. Bertold Biffar, CEO of TBV Kühlfahrzeuge GmbH

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Without them, retail would be in big trouble: refrigerated trucks. They transport temperature-sensitive goods from point A to point B – whether that is a supermarket, kiosk or a catering business. Dr. Bertold Biffar, Managing Director at TBV Kühlfahrzeuge GmbH spoke with EuroShop.de about energy-efficient transport of fresh produce and the new generation of refrigerated trucks.