Industry News

4 more store openings announced [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
Supermarket News
Brown named merchandising group VP; Clark promoted [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
Supermarket News
Bankruptcy venue, dates change as store auction nears [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
Supermarket News
Seeking outside position; Woseth named interim CFO [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
Supermarket News
Wholesaler gains West Coast independent business in $390M buy [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
Supermarket News
Angie's List announced the first-quarter winner of its annual “Work with the Best” sweepstakes, which offers service pros the opportunity to win power tools and a grand prize of a 2018 work truck. Lenin Rojas of Germantown, Maryland, was awarded a $3,500 shopping spree to spend on power tools from Dewalt. [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
ACHR News
During his campaign, Trump made it clear that his intentions were to reduce regulations and withdraw from the Paris agreement. His decision to withdraw is typical politics — either you agree, you disagree, or you agree to disagree. [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
ACHR News
Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology is relatively new to the U.S., yet it has quickly become a very popular option in the commercial market. VRF is now moving into the residential market as well. [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
ACHR News
Energy efficiency ratings (SEER/EER) of air conditioners and heat pumps keep rising, thanks to new technologies such as electronically commutated motors (ECMs), inverter-driven compressors, and advanced heat exchangers. These technologies have helped boost high-end cooling equipment ratings to the mid-20-SEER range, which was unthinkable just a few years ago. [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
ACHR News
Manufacturers often offer longer warranties and hefty rebates as a way to entice homeowners to purchase more expensive HVAC systems. Rebates and tax credits are also sometimes offered by federal, state, and local governments and utilities as a way to encourage consumers to reduce their energy use by purchasing newer, more efficient equipment. [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
ACHR News
Companies and employees often find some form of protection in short- and long-term insurance plans, and perhaps none are more worthy than disability programs, which are designed to replace some of the wages lost by people who cannot work because of a disabling injury or illness. [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
ACHR News
Koch Air announced its highly anticipated expansion into Mt. Vernon, Illinois. The new store and warehouse facility opened its doors on June 12 with truck routes starting on June 19. The new store's official opening will be later in the season during the Fall Showcase event for vendors and customers. [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
ACHR News
Anderson is a definite people person, and his interpersonal skills, as well as his technical skills, make him exceptional. [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
ACHR News
Synergy Solution Group (SSG), a new association for independent mechanical contractors trying to gain a business advantage, is picking up momentum in the HVACR marketplace. And, while SSG is a relatively new association, many might be familiar with the group’s leadership. [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
ACHR News
The Versatec Variable Speed Series is available in 3- to 6-ton capacities. This commercial variable capacity water-source and geothermal heat pump line is available in both horizontal and vertical configurations for versatility in any application. [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
ACHR News
CH Mechanical acquired Accelerated Electrical Services LLC. [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
ACHR News
The owner of Walpole, Massachusetts-based Sison Plumbing & Heating has spent more than half of his life in the industry, having started in the plumbing industry at the ripe age of 17. [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
ACHR News
TJD is a standard OMNI diffuser designed specifically to address low air volume codes. The TJD performs at 20-50 cfms and throws air at 50 feet per minute up to nine feet from the diffuser. [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
ACHR News
Is it possible there are negative effects caused by uninsulated ducts in conditioned spaces we may have overlooked for decades? Let’s look at some problems you might encounter due to this practice and how you can determine the impact on the performance of your systems. [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
ACHR News
Research Products Corp. named Dale Phillipi president of its Aprilaire division and more. [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
ACHR News
Group stresses urgent, customer-first approach to combating digital shopping [...]
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Supermarket News
Sensors to provide freshness quality of produce [...]
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Supermarket News
Former CMO at Family Dollar; Wenkoff named CIO [...]
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Supermarket News
Succeeding Allen as CEO of Dairy Farm [...]
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Supermarket News
By: Rick Stein, Vice President, Fresh, Food Marketing Institute Food retailers know the rules are changing. Now, to understand a customer's purchasing decision it may take several complicated and detailed charts. One thing is certain, consumers want a shopping experience, but not just any experience, a tailored one that matches their exact needs. Today, a kaleidoscope of factors, including technology, is driving the atomization of American lives, how they plan and consume food. Food retailers find themselves at the center of a consumer buying revolution. Top Trends in Fresh 2016 reports, 76 percent of all shopping trips begin online. This means manufacturers and retailers must consider how to offer personalization inside and outside of the store. This year, digital will influence 77 percent of all retail sales, and as technology continues to improve, creating digital strategies with personalized messages will be key. While technology continues to radicalize the food retail industry, grocers can create in-store experiences with specialty departments, and by expanding ethnic and international food selections. Not only are shoppers seeking personalized experiences, they're also seeking connections with what they're buying. Food has shifted from being viewed as a commodity to a solution for a better life. Local foods are quickly moving from niche to critical mass and changing traditional food retail operations as we know them. Last year, local produce accounted for $20 billion of the U.S.'s $62 billion total produce sales, according to Top Trends in Fresh 2016. However, FMI's research shows the growing trend of hyperlocalization isn't just about products being locally sourced, it digs deeper into how retailers do business. Do you hire hometown employees? Do you source your business needs through local contractors? Hyperlocalization is the ability for retailers to let their consumers know they're invested and connected to the community they serve. By building your store as a local brand, retailers have an opportunity to position themselves as leaders in the localized consumer movement. Learn more about personalization and hyperlocalization of fresh foods in FMI and IRI's Top Trends in Fresh webinar series.  [...]
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
FMI News
Board OKs $1B buyback, ups dividend, at annual meeting [...]
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Supermarket News
Prioritization of value pricing and high-ingredient quality amongst pet owners may create unique market [...]
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Supermarket News
Kroger to eye similar events as new builds slow [...]
Thu, Jun 22, 2017
Supermarket News
Croce now SVP as chain focuses on transitioning acquired stores [...]
Thu, Jun 22, 2017
Supermarket News
CFO ‘glad’ stores opened as test of preparedness begins [...]
Thu, Jun 22, 2017
Supermarket News