Makro is implementing a number of energy saving measures as part of a bid to cut its energy bills by 19%.
They involve the installation of walk-in dairy rooms at 17 of its 30 stores by the end of the year, replacing the lighting at 13 stores with low-hanging energy saving lamps, and installing new freezer chests at 15 stores.
Georg Behrens, head of real estate, engineering and energy at Makro, said the equipment would help to reduce energy costs, but was also in line with the company’s focus on fresh produce tailored to the needs of HoReCa (hotel, restaurant and caterer) and trader customers.
He said: “This huge energy saving programme is a step toward achieving our sustainability policy.”
He added: “In line with our new business approach, the new dairy rooms help us provide a true ‘one-stop-shop’ for our professional customers, reinforcing our competitive edge and clearly differentiating us from our competition.”