Adande Refrigeration’s Aircell open front, integral refrigerated Grab & Go cabinet has been announced as the winner of the FCSI UK & Ireland Sustainable Catering Equipment Award 2017. The presentation of the award was made at a gala dinner on 16 November, during this year’s Catering Equipment Suppliers’ Association (CESA) Annual Conference held at the De Vere Wokefield Estate Hotel, Reading.
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.
Refrigeration innovator, Adande, has produced a video showcasing its retailer focused solution for the display of chilled food, Aircell. The short film may be viewed at www.adandeaircell.com. (Visit the Home page link to watch the video now)
CHILLED FOOD RETAILING – IT’S HORSES FOR COURSES
Nigel Bell has travelled the world, held key management roles at global companies and innovation as a private equity consultant. He tells Jim Banks how he is using his vast experience to help fast-growing UK company Adande to revolutionise the refrigeration market
Elizabeth Truss and Peter Aldous at the opening of the Aircell test facility
Liz Truss, the Conservative MP and Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs officially opened the facility at Barley Way in the Suffolk town. Commenting on Aircell and Adande She stated:
The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Rt Hon Liz Truss, and the Conservative MP for the local Waveney constituency, Peter Aldous, were among the guests of honour at the official opening of Adande’s new refrigeration test rooms, at Barley Way, Lowestoft, on Friday 8 July 2016.
After unveiling the state-of-the-art research and development facility, Liz Truss stated:
Adande® Chairman, Nigel Bell, looks at the implications for refrigerated retail display equipment manufacturers and suppliers, of the European Commission’s draft regulations for mandatory energy labels on supermarket cabinets.
In light of the prevailing difficult trading conditions for supermarket chains, Adande Chairman, Nigel Bell, addresses the changes in consumers’ shopping habits, the growth of the convenience retailing sector and the implications for the refrigerated display of perishable merchandise.
Ian Wood is the co-founder and Managing Director of Adande and is recognised throughout the industry as a refrigeration pioneer. Ian addresses the need for a new approach to the development of cold storage solutions and challenges manufacturers to innovate, rather than duplicate existing technology.