Supermarket retailers, both individually owned as well as corporate, are compelled to make a huge investment in terms of capital assets such as refrigeration, freezers, shelving, butchery and bakery equipment, back-up cold storage, tills, trolleys, forklifts, etc. etc.
Refrigeration, being the largest consumer of energy and the most expensive asset to operate on the retail floor, has undergone the most technological changes in the supermarket space.
Modern refrigeration plants are far more efficient and more economical to run than their predecessors – at least in some aspects they are but not when it comes to night blinds.
It is not a rare sight to witness that after only a few months of usage ‘new’ night blinds are frayed, tattered, torn, non-functional (especially mechanised units) and simply not being used because they cannot be closed!
The potential to ‘reduce’ energy consumption on lofty’s by up to 20% ; freezer/horizontal/semi-vertical display counter’s by up to 30%; and a supermarket’s monthly energy bill by between 5% and 12% is lost.
By installing night blinds that comprise slow-rise technology (that work all the time); proven blind material that reduces energy consumption; proven operational longevity; that reduce overnight packaged meat and fresh produce spoilage (because the blinds can easily be closed post trading hours) the savvy supermarket retailer begins to operate at a different level. Bottom line improves without increasing prices!
Return on investment on quality night blinds (for both new and existing display cases) can be measured in mere months – on average 6 to 10 months for hypers and 10 to 14 months for supermarkets!
Make your current refrigeration units and your new cases more energy efficient by having proven quality night blinds installed by your case builder or blind retrofitter.