High street retailer Marks & Spencer is to roll out Aerofoils, the Formula One-inspired energy saving device for open-fronted retail fridges from Aerofoil Energy.
Open-fronted fridges are the largest consumer of power in stores and, following extensive laboratory and store trials, M&S has seen proven energy savings from Aerofoils, with the added benefit of a more comfortable temperature for customers and colleagues. Results from existing client adoption of Aerofoils have shown that customers can save up to 30% on refrigeration energy costs through the retrofittable solution.
Paul McAndrew, CEO of Aerofoil Energy, said: “Aerofoil Energy is delighted to be working with such an internationally iconic brand in food retail as M&S. This was a very interesting development project for us, because M&S has its own bespoke refrigeration cabinets. The whole design process required close collaboration from the Aerofoil team with M&S to arrive at the most favourable and energy-efficient solution. As a result of this relationship, M&S will deploy three new technologies, taken from our Vortex project, that together have enhanced the performance and aesthetics of Aerofoils.”
Ian Moore, head of store development at Marks & Spencer, said: “We’re excited to be collaborating with Aerofoil Energy to reduce the energy consumption and environmental footprint of our stores. This technology will also help us offer a better shopping experience for customers by improving the temperature in our aisles.”
ASDA and Sainsbury's are among other retailers to use the Aerofoil technology.