Retailers are Rising to the Challenge of Energy Conservation

Grocery stores and independent retailers like the easy access and excellent visibility afforded by open-cased merchandisers but lament the operational costs associated with these commercial cases. Refrigerated display cases pose a unique challenge to retailers – how do they continue to offer their shoppers greater accessibility to products while striving for a sustainable operation in [...]


Supermarkets – They’re Covered When It Comes to Energy Savings

Have you ever noticed if your local supermarket or grocery store is using retrofit night covers to save energy and reduce product waste? Many food retailers have invested in night covers as part of their ongoing commitment to sustainability. Night covers are more than just energy savings, they also improve product appearance and lower operating [...]


Lowering the Bill – Night Curtains and Energy Saving Econofrost Helps Grocers Keep Cool Heads and a Lid on Operating Costs

For grocery stores of all sizes, maintaining adequate food sustainability is more imperative than ever. Large-scale retailers and independent grocers alike must strive for enhanced cost-efficiency on all fronts. Every commercial food vendor knows that excessive energy consumption and overhead are the primary profit eroders. In the perishable food industry, conservation of energy and inventory [...]


BC Hydro Energy Rebates

Attention all grocery retailers and specialty markets across British Columbia. Provincial utility provider BC Hydro has just launched new rebate programs effective June 1, 2010. These product incentive programs provide financial incentives to retailers seeking ways to incorporate energy-efficient products into their business. Market Group Ventures, a Vancouver Island business that manufacturers and sells Econofrost [...]


Organic foods and shelf life: A note to the retailer from Econofrost

While calls for a greener world increase, so do calls for changes in food production and marketing methods, driven largely by agencies like the United Nations and consumer trends. Increasing organic food production is one of those changes and has been called "a worldwide growth industry" as demand for organic food grows. Organic foods now [...]


Benefits of Night Covers / Econofrost

RIDGEFIELD Joe Ancona is a third-generation grocer who has embraced green technology and eco-friendly store design. Founded by his grandfather, Joseph Ancona Sr., Ancona's Market on Route 102 in Ridgefield has entered the 21st century in layout and product offerings. Ancona grew up in the business, and after earning a bachelor's degree in architecture and [...]


Save Energy when Store is Closed

It is estimated that 75% of the supermarkets in North America are closed to the public for 6 to 8 hrs at night. With little effort, these supermarkets could claim dollars that are lost during the store's closed hours from unnecessary energy consumption and premature spoilage of many perishable products. Open refrigerated display cases are [...]


Flexible thermal shields for overnight protection of refrigerated food displays

Econofrost Night Curtains appeared for the first time at Gulfood International, the major food, hotel and equipment exhibition in the United Arab Emirates. Gulfood International Food Safety Conference is the region's leading showcase for food and hospitality trades, being held this year at the Dubai International Convention Exhibition Center. The food safety conference serves the [...]


Econofrost in Mexico

Market Group Ventures Inc. is pleased to bring Promolux Lighting International and Econofrost night curtains to Expo Carnes 2009 in Monterrey, Mexico. Billed as the gateway for the world's meat suppliers to do business in Mexico, Expo Carnes is an international meat industry exhibition and convention held every two years. This year's convention is open [...]