Champion Industries, a division of the Ali Group that manufactures versatile commercial dishwashing equipment, introduces two new options on its GENESIS DH-5000, its hooded door machine that reduces cost, improves appearance and increases performance. The DH5000 Direct Vent is an industry exclusive, that allows the unit to vent directly to the outside, removing steam and
High-temperature warewashers not only offer environmental and cost-saving benefits, they can also improve food safety by ensuring that wash and rinse temperatures always comply with the NSF and FDA Food Code minimum temperatures. Restaurant managers who want to reduce water consumption and energy costs in their operations while enhancing performance and food safety need look
Freeaire designs and manufactures commercial cooling and refrigeration systems that harness cold, outdoor air to achieve up to a 50% increase in efficiency. Freeaire’s solutions revolve around the notion that the best energy savings is energy not used. Accordingly, Freeaire systems are designed to eliminate virtually all excess energy usage in any particular cooling application.
Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market is opening its second GreenChill certified store at Oceanside Blvd. and College Blvd. in Oceanside, Calif., on Wednesday. Two weeks ago, Fresh & Easy opened its first GreenChill store in Rosemead, Calif., which was also the first grocery store in Southern California to utilize a CO2 refrigeration unit. Fresh &
Energy reduction remains an ongoing quest for convenience store operators as they look for ways to cut costs in an effort to improve their bottom lines. Building stores to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards and seeking LEED certification is something more chains are pursuing, including Kum & Go, Kwik Trip and Quick
Chevron Corp. is installing 7,700 solar power panels near Bakersfield in California, which is expected to produce 740 kilowatts of electricity, the Los Angeles Times reported. The panels will power the pumps and the pipelines operated at Chevron’s Kern River oil field facility and showcase the latest photovoltaic technologies (converting sunlight to electricity) from seven
Wanting to help save the world is admirable, but unless a real cost-savings can be realized convenience store operators seem to agree this economy is not the best time to be experimenting with “green” investments. The key to sustainability issues, then, is finding that balance, and that’s where several c-store chains are differentiating themselves. Scott