March 10, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News
A new study conducted at a major US supermarket chain store showed that the use of Econofrost Reflective Night Covers reduced supermarket waste by 75%. The produce department manager reported an “average decline in trim from one barrel a day to one quarter barrel a day,” eliminating produce losses of $50 to $65 per day and reducing labor needed to maintain produce displays. Researchers reported that the store saved more than $8000 over a five month test period in the typical large supermarket setting,

The test demonstrated how reducing the amount of produce trimmed from food displays brought the store their return on investment in just over four months. The savings gained by reducing waste alone exceeded the full cost of the Econofrost installation of $6900—including freight, installation and taxes. Econofrost thermal barriers also save energy and can reduce refrigeration costs by up to 50%. Econofrost Reflective Night Covers are made of a durable woven aluminum fabric which reflects heat, traps cold air, and stabilizes temperatures in refrigerated display cases.

The supermarket studied has Econofrost night curtains installed in mostly 8 foot cassette units over 216 feet of coolers for produce, meat, deli, dairy and egg display cases, and seafood freezers. The produce department consists of a 60 foot wet case lineup flanked by two 16 foot unirrigated wet racks.

Econofrost has been serving the supermarket industry in over 25 countries since 1975 and has made over 250,000 installations. Market Group Ventures, Inc., the parent corporation for Econofrost, is a world leader in providing retail technology solutions for merchandisers.
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