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The Top Five Trends in C-Stores

Posted by RDT on Oct 2, 2018 3:51:31 PM

One thing's for sure. Now more than ever before, c-store trends are driven by one factor more than all the others. We like to say the customer is always right, but when it comes to convenience stores, it is.

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Topics: c-stores, energy efficiency

The Top Three School Foodservice Refrigeration Challenges

Posted by RDT on Sep 14, 2018 5:26:05 PM


How can we get more students to eat healthier lunches at a lower cost?

In a nutshell, that's the main challenge every school nutrition director faces every fall when school resumes. When you dissect this question, though, it breaks down into three main points: student participation, higher nutritional value and cost. They are all interconnected.

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Topics: energy efficiency, Walk-Ins, HACCP, food safety, food storage, Regulations, school, redundancy

Tips for Lowering Energy Costs in Restaurants and Foodservice Operations

Posted by RDT on Sep 10, 2018 2:40:49 PM


Restaurants and foodservice operations are one of the biggest consumers of energy. This has a direct impact on profitability, particularly when volatile energy costs are on the rise.

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Topics: energy efficiency, Walk-Ins, Eco-Smart, redundancy

A Close Look at Energy Usage in Restaurants

Posted by RDT on Aug 28, 2018 6:11:14 PM


When you do the right things, there are often many levels of benefits. Take energy efficiency, for example. Being energy efficient will help conserve natural resources. It will also provide a positive talking point with customers. Most importantly, it will help improve profitability and boost your bottom line.

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Topics: energy efficiency, Walk-Ins, Digital Scroll Compressor, Eco-Smart, Eco-Cool, redundancy

The Impacts of Icing in Your Commercial Freezer (and How to Stop It)

Posted by RDT on Aug 21, 2018 3:22:26 PM


The buildup of ice in your commercial freezer might look cool, but it's not. There are a whole host of reasons, but simply put, frost and icing are bad because they cost money.

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Topics: energy efficiency, food waste, freezer, Walk-Ins, Ingredients, freezer burn, food safety

What Is the Real Impact of Lower Utility Costs?

Posted by RDT on Jul 17, 2018 5:06:01 PM


It's a fact. Reducing utility costs will ultimately add to the bottom line of your foodservice operation. According to some industry leaders, gross profits increased last year, but at the same time, expenses -- including energy expenses -- increased almost five percent more than the level of gross profits.

As a result, saving on expenses is a great way to add to an operation's bottom line. Let's take a look at a few numbers.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, Eco-Cool, energy efficiency

Going Green in Foodservice with Renewable Energy

Posted by RDT on May 18, 2018 8:17:39 AM

When it comes to going green, can it also save you "green"?

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency, sustainability, Eco-Cool

Four Questions You Should Ask About Your Convenience Store Roof

Posted by RDT on Apr 25, 2018 1:22:17 PM


Have you ever been on the roof of a convenience store? We have, and if you don't keep things in proper condition and working order, it can cost your c-store thousands of dollars annually.

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Topics: energy efficiency, convenience stores, Eco-Cool, redundancy, HVAC

Cost-Saving Refrigeration Solutions for New and Existing Schools

Posted by RDT on Apr 18, 2018 4:13:47 PM

Planning for the 2018-19 school year can be a stressful time for school administrators. From textbook orders to school nutrition upgrades, it’s important to invest in long-term solutions that benefit both students and staff alike. For administrators opening a new school or building, it can seem even more daunting to fulfill all the equipment needs, from the classroom to the cafeteria.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, Model ZS, Eco-Smart, school, energy efficiency

Exploring the Ties Between Refrigeration and Beverages

Posted by RDT on Mar 27, 2018 7:23:53 PM


"Cold" and "beverage" are linked together. There's just no way around it. But to understand how these two ideas are so closely tied together, you have to look back through history to see the ties between refrigeration and beverages, and much of it is centered on breweries.

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Topics: energy efficiency, refrigeration, commercial refrigeration