There is money to be saved at the moment for hard-pressed grocers
The dramatically increasing energy prices have made it even more attractive to consider energy optimisations that rein in electricity consumption and cut costs.
We are seeing this at Vibocold, where we supply temperature-regulating solutions for cooling, freezing and heating to Denmark’s leading grocery chains, with many of them located in severely affected rural areas.
At the moment, it’s a question of survival for many grocers, and how they can afford to pay their next electricity bill. The current energy prices are close to triple what they were at the same time a year ago.
It’s a completely new situation in Kragelund near Silkeborg in Jutland, where Thomas Nielsen has been running the local ‘Min Købmand’ supermarket since 2019.
“Fortunately, we have a well-run but older shop that requires ongoing maintenance, and later this year we had budgeted for it to be extensively modernised, which included investing in new coolers and freezers. This investment has been brought forward because of the increasing energy prices, and is now resulting in tangible energy savings,” says Thomas Nielsen.