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EuroShop Newsletter

Overview: Energy Management

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From transport to information carrier: intelligent packaging in retail logistics


Conventional packaging meets many demands – intelligent packaging can do even more. It is proactive and provides information about the condition, time and location of the transported goods. This is made possible by sensors applied on or inside the tertiary packaging.
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Refrigerants in supermarkets: Possible savings up to 51 thousand euros


Sustainable refrigeration concepts are more important than ever and especially since measures to reduce extremely harmful coolants that accelerate the greenhouse effect have been initiated at the EU level. This means that food retailers, in particular, also need to address this subject matter.
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No more needless packaging waste in food retailing


As the first supermarket of its kind, Rewe abolished plastic bags. Now supermarket chains offer bags made out of paper and cotton as well as reusable shopping bags. Retailers increase their commitment to sustainability. Yet reality paints a different picture: the use of alternative materials shifts the environmental issues and creates a false image.
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Green renaissance: dena helps retailers to renovate buildings


Energy-efficient retail buildings are not only great for the environment, but also for business. This is why the German Energy Agency (Deutsche Energie-Agentur), abbreviated dena, launched an exemplary project. Andreas Tiemann talks about the economic and ecological renovation project.
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Retailers and manufacturers take responsibility


The term "sustainability" increasingly becomes a buzzword. Especially in the retail sector, it is difficult to reach a consensus on what sustainability truly means. Is it referring to the sustainable production of materials, recycling and abandoning plastic bags, energy conservation or maybe process optimization in logistics?
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Retail refrigeration equipment: What the market has to offer


Sustainable, practical and elegant – refrigeration devices no longer need to be big bulky energy hogs. They can be integrated into the store design and make it easier for customers to select foods thanks to a clearly laid out and easy-to-open design. We are introducing you to some cutting-edge models.
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Cooling with liquid ice


The use of ice in food retail already enjoys a long tradition. Today, the cooled mass, and more accurately slurry ice, experiences somewhat of a renaissance in cooling technology. The reason for this is also the F-gas Regulation that went into effect in January 2015 and restricts or fully bans the use of hazardous refrigerants.
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Retail industry: act sustainably and talk about it!


Major retail chains like Coop and Marks & Spencer are role models in many ways when it comes to sustainable retail. They heap awards and accolades for their responsible projects and approaches. Other retailers should also acknowledge this positive effect on consumer perceptions and recognize the benefits of sustainable projects.
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Shopping experience with culinary treats


Eating out, especially during a shopping trip, is increasingly something customers like to do. Regardless of whether this is just snacks in between or replacing a main meal – this offers retailers who also rely on gastronomy concepts a big chance to increase their sales.
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"You don’t have to be instantly 100 percent green"


German retailers are scaredy cats – at least when it pertains to sustainable packaging concepts. The fact that they could save up to 20 percent in costs by using them and that they are passing up an immense image improvement, barely seems to lessen this fear. Peter Désilets from pacoon AG took the time to visit us in our editorial office to talk about the reasons for this reluctance.
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