Sustainability Expands Profit Margins at Supermarket Chain

Challenge Identifying ways to expand profit margins in a highly competitive sector.

Approach

  • A thorough health-check of stores’ energy systems. We provided the operation managers with an updated energy benchmark so they were able to stack their priorities, investing money and effort where it provided the largest payoff.
  • We identified significant improvements including refrigeration, lighting and air conditioning upgrades and controls.

Results

We delivered a 27% cut in overall energy spending, allowing the business to gain sufficient margins to reinvest its profits in fundamental upgrades to its business strategy.

In addition, with upgrades to the supermarket’s energy systems, customers began reporting higher levels of comfort, reducing stress and improving their overall shopping experience.

27%

reduction in energy costs