Acrylic lightweight doors from DoubleCOOL can help boost sales as well as cut energy costs.
Around the world, supermarkets are continuously seeking to increase shelf sales from cooling cabinets, as well as save money through energy saving systems. Installing acrylic lightweight doors on new and existing supermarket cooling cabinets can reduce energy costs by up to 50%, whilst also improving a business’ carbon footprint.
Refrigeration cabinets can also be a major consumer of electricity, driving up costs for businesses and leading to unnecessary energy wastage.
In fact, a recent study by the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs found that retail food outlets are responsible for 3% of total electrical energy consumption. Refrigeration systems, in turn, account for anywhere between 30% and 60% of a typical retailer’s energy costs.
In recent years, growth in environmental awareness means that public momentum seems to be swinging in favour of installing doors on existing and new cabinets. A recent petition in the UK, signed by 49,272 people, called on the government to make it obligatory for fridges and freezers to be fitted with doors, citing sustainability reasons.
As the petition argued, ‘Retailers in the United Kingdom unnecessarily waste huge amounts of energy on open fridges and freezers. Climate change threatens our planet. If all supermarkets had doors on their fridges and freezers, it would save energy the equivalent of the entire residential population of Poland.’
Plug & Play Installation
Improvements in energy savings, safety, efficiency and environmental benefits are all positive factors towards introducing doors on refrigeration units.
In the past, retailers have cited breakages and the potential risk for injury as a reason to reject introducing glass doors to their cabinets. Supermarkets also cited that it was difficult finding companies who could provide results-oriented solutions to the existing open cabinets in stores, as well as new cabinets to come.
Now, however, with unbreakable, condensation-free, Plug & Play lightweight acrylic doors, as introduced by DoubleCOOL, those concerns have been removed. The company offers tailor-made solutions to both the retrofit market and new OEM [original equipment manufacturer] refrigerated cabinets.
Since one acrylic door weighs just seven kilograms, whereas a glass door weighs 35 kilograms, existing supermarket cabinets can easily be converted and installed by one mechanic, rather than three mechanics. As a result of the low weight, and thanks to its dedicated team of engineers, DoubleCOOL doors can be fitted on any type of cabinet, in any dimension possible.
“Nowadays, OEMs and supermarkets require instant, Plug & Play designs and cost-effective solutions in their competitive landscape – this perfectly aligns with DoubleCOOL’s philosophy,” says Floris Veeneman, Business Developer at DoubleCOOL. “It is our mission to provide supermarkets with the most effective and result-oriented door solutions for both the retrofit and OEM market.”
Moreover, data analytics has revealed that DoubleCOOL doors improve the time spent in-shop and that sales can increase by up to 10%, as customers are encouraged to purchase more visually-attractive products.
“On the one hand, energy savings are important, but products also need to be attractively displayed in order to be sold,” Veeneman adds. “DoubleCOOL not only sells energy-saving doors; we also sell increased cabinet sales.”
Milk Trolley Doors
Milk trolleys play a vital role in the current- and future product offering of supermarkets. However, due to the nature of glass doors, they are often subject to breakages and dangerous incidents.
DoubleCOOL is excited to share its revolutionary milk trolley door system, which is unbreakable (splintering is almost impossible), condensation-free and offers instant energy savings, at EuroShop 2020.
DoubleCOOL is looking forward to providing the solutions that solve your problems.
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