LE PAIN QUOTIDIEN AIRCELL EQUIPMENT TRIAL COULD RESULT IN CHAIN SAVING THOUSANDS
High street chain Le Pain Quotidien has said it is pleased with the outcome of a refrigeration trial that could end up saving it thousands of pounds in running costs a year if it chooses to roll it out across multiple sites.
The company, which operates 28 outlets and made sales of £38m last year, installed an integral refrigerated grab-and-go cabinet from Aircell at its Soho to display sandwiches, baguettes, salads and soft drinks.
Over a three-week test period, energy consumption of the cabinet was measured as 33% less than the store’s existing open front multi deck display.
This reduction in energy consumption would represent an annual saving in electricity costs of £365, according to Aircell, which is part of the same Lowestoft-based business that produces the Adande drawers.