Portland, Oregon, September 21, 2017: Fast-growing low-price grocer ALDI US explains the strategy behind its commitment to transcritical CO2 refrigeration, which has made it the No. 1 user of this technology in the U.S. food retail industry, in the September 2017 issue of Accelerate America, published online this week.
Produced by shecco, the worldwide expert in natural refrigerant news, Accelerate America is the first news magazine written for and about the most progressive business leaders working with climate-friendly natural refrigerants in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Accelerate America is viewable online at no charge at http://www.acceleratena.com. In addition, print copies are distributed at major North American trade shows serving the HVAC (heating, ventilation, air-conditioning) and refrigeration industries, and mailed to key end users in food retail, foodservice, cold storage, food processing and other sectors.
ALDI US believes natural refrigerants are the best long-term solution for its refrigeration needs. As the company expands from 1,700 stores to 2,500 by 2022, each of the company’s 24 divisions will begin to phase in CO2 transcritical systems, adding to the four divisions currently installing the systems in new stores and major remodels. ALDI US’s focus on CO2 refrigeration follows the example of its parent company in Germany, ALDI South, which earlier this year installed its 1000th store with a CO2 system.
The September 2017 issue (volume 3, No. 28) also includes an interview with Greenpeace’s Janos Maté on whether domestic refrigeration using hydrocarbons will come to North America; how AAA Refrigeration helped its technicians overcome concerns about CO2 refrigeration’s high pressures; a preview of the ATMOsphere America 2018 conference in Long Beach, Calif.
Also featured: Hillphoenix and Dorin explain advances in ejector technology and how ejectors save energy; UL describes its involvement in hydrocarbon standards; Emerson introduces a refrigerant phase-down calculator; and efficiency secrets for transcritical CO2
For the last 16 years, market accelerator shecco has been active in helping bring climate friendly technologies faster to market. shecco supports over 100 partners worldwide in the HVAC&R sector, where the focus is on sustainable refrigeration, heating & cooling technologies using natural refrigerants. shecco offers a variety of services in three areas: 1) media, including online industry platforms, magazines and a catalog of dedicated research reports; 2) market development, including market research, consultancy and public affairs services, as well as special international projects; and 3) events, including international conferences and national workshops.
Vice President, Business Development, shecco America, and Technical Editor, Accelerate America