Information is power, particularly when it comes to energy consumption. Just ask Deneice Marshall, director of retail services for Brookshire Brothers Food & Pharmacy. The Lufkin, Texas-based chain receives a detailed analysis of its energy use each month via meter data reports. Read the article to find out how Brookshire Brothers got big value using meters and enterprise analytics.
Energy conservation was a recurring theme in the sessions that made up the Sustainability workshop track at SPECS/2011. The importance of energy management to a retailer's bottom line was the focus of the session entitled, "Making Sustainability a Strategic Advantage With an Energy Management Program." Download the article pdf to read more.
Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) is a national outdoor gear and apparel retailer dedicated to inspiring, educating and outfitting its members and the community for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. The company is a cooperative and boasts more than 3.7 million active members and 110 retail stores. Its 2008 sales reached $1.4 billion. Get the article to find out about how REI accomplished this.