Belgium's Colruyt Group re-opened its Montegnée store on 29 August 2018 as a renovated, low-energy outlet, according to a press release.
The store, which features an improved insulation system, has switched to sustainable technology that uses a propane-fuelled cooling system and heat recovery ventilation.
"This project is part of a more comprehensive renovation plan: by 2019, all Colruyt Group stores should be low-energy stores", said store manager, Miguel Dupont.
"The group's CO2 emissions have to go down by 4%,” he added.
On 8 August 2018, Colruyt Group opened a low-energy renovated store in Binche.
The renovated Montegnée outlet is bigger, and has been re-styled and re-arranged to allow customers to shop more efficiently.
The self-service butcher's department has been completely revamped, with a range of products on display. These include meat, cold cuts and salads.
Customers can also see butchers at work, and interact with them.
Collect And Go
The new store will also offer a ‘Collect & Go’ service for customers who have ordered online or through the app.
“Collect & Go is a handy Colruyt Group service, where co-workers shop for the customers.The products are ready for them at the pick-up point by the day and time they chose,” Dupont said.
A store preview was organised on 28 August 2018, where Colruyt officials welcomed customers to the renovated outlet.
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