The food retailer, which installed the first transcritical CO2 system in a U.S. supermarket, is now

The food retailer, which installed the first transcritical CO2 system in a U.S. supermarket, is now deploying one of the first in a U.S. retail warehouse. Hannaford, a Scarborough, Maine (U.S.)-based diviion of Ahold Delhaize, has the distinction of installing the first transcritical CO2 booster refrigeration in a U.S. supermarket, at a store in Turner, Maine, in July 2013. Now, Hannaford is about to become one of the first U.S. grocers to employ a transcritical CO2 system in a refrigerated warehouse. (The first known to do so was Angelo Caputo’s Fresh Markets, which installed a transcritical system at a warehouse/commissary in Carol Stream, Illinois, U.S., also in July 2013; a store was later added to that facility; see “In Love with CO2,” Accelerate America, June 2015.) Hannaford’s CO2 warehouse, located in Shodack Landing, New York (U.S.) – 20 miles east of Albany, New York – also contains one of the world’s largest refrigerated spaces (250,000ft2/23,226m2) to use a transcritical system, supplied by Quebec, Canada- based Carnot Refrigeration. The warehouse supplies 85 of Hannaford’s approximately 190 stores in New York, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts. Harrison Horni...

SPINS report on natural industry to be featured by Naturally Chicago

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726. If you had to boil down SPINS’ data-rich State of the Natural Industry report to one takeaway, it is this: The 5% sales growth rate for natural food and beverages over the year ending May 19, 2019, was nearly three times greater than for the overall food and beverage industry—continuing a now-longstanding trend. “Natural products have been outpacing their conventional counterparts for some time in terms of dollar growth,” said Jessica Hochman, SPINS senior manager of natural insights and innovation research and the lead author of the State of the Natural Industry report in a webinar that accompanied the release of the study. SPINS’ groundbreaking analysis is getting quite an airing. It was featured at New Hope Network’s Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore on Sept. 12 in a presentation by Andrew Henkel, SPINS senior vice president of brand growth solutions. It will also be highlighted at Naturally Chicago’s Quarterly Keynote Event O...