Lincolnshire Coop

Metheringham

Customer: Lincolnshire Coop, Metheringham

Solutions: Pastorkalt remote multidecks, Pastorfrigor remote full glass door frozen

Features: Height Reduction kits for easier access

Project overview

Lincolnshire Co-op recently invested £500,000 revamping the Metheringham Food Store, giving a whole new look and a range of new and improved services for local people. As well as an in-store bakery with fresh bread and pastries, there’s an extended range of chilled goods and a Costa Coffee machine. We were tasked with helping the store update and improve their refrigeration infrastructure and having worked closely with the Lincoln Co-op for over 15 years it was a job we were delighted to accept.

What did Pastorfrigor install?

All of the multidecks came from the Kalifornia Q range that feature LED lighting, energy efficient EBM fan motors and a stainless steel bumper. Also in store we fitted the Pastorfrigor Venezia roll in milk cabinet and the Torino BT cabinets for frozen food. Another clever feature provided for the first time to the Co-op was our Kalifornia Q H2150 with “height reduction” for beers and wines. To really maximise space to sell wines the Co-op required an extra tall cabinet. Like many stores, Lincolnshire Co-op has small doorways and these can create real problems when you are completing such an extensive refit programme. Traditionally there would be extensive additional costs involved in removing the doorways just to get the refrigeration in store, so we were asked if we could develop a cabinet built with a “Height Reduction kit”. The Pastorkalt factory took up this challenge and produced a prototype in weeks for our Operations Director Darren Brown to sign off. The brief was hit perfectly and delivered in store without delay. The wine cabinets also feature special shelving that increases the merchandising space available to really maximise display.

What were the results?

Store Manager Mary Thorpe said: “It’s been a long time coming but we’re so pleased with the results. It feels much more modern and we’re happy to bring these new services to the people of Metheringham and the surrounding areas.” Chris Glover, Project Manager for Lincolnshire Co-op, told us: “Pastorfrigor were able to come up with unique solutions for this store. The height reduction kits have been a huge success. They’ve really been a great solution as it meant we didn’t have to take any doors out. The work they did on redesigning the shelves of the wine cabinets has massively helped with the way we are now able to merchandise the bottles. Their attention to detail and the way they handle problems is a great example of what good customer service should look like. We will definitely be working with Pastorfrigor again in the future.”

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James Convenience Retail

Midlands/Yorkshire

Customer: James Convenience Retail, Midlands/Yorkshire

Solutions: Remote glass door multidecks

Features: Remote glass door multidecks

Savings: Low energy equipment

Project overview

James Convenience Retail (JCR) acquired the GT Retail stores from Conviviality through a 10 year franchise agreement to operate convenience stores and newsagents. Subsequently in March 2016 as part of a strategic growth plan, JCR acquired First Stop News Limited, the holding company of Rippleglen, taking the group to 110 stores and one of the largest operators of Home News Delivery in the country. We had supplied refrigerated display cabinets to JCR for many years now and is proud to continue this relationship into Select Convenience stores with the Conviviality group.

What did Pastorfrigor install?

We have installed the Kalifornia Eco Vision remote glass door multidecks into 13 stores this year. The energy efficient multideck features robust double glazed hinged doors, superb lighting with Philips LED and low energy EBM fans. A new feature for the Kalifornia H2150 is the “height reduction kit”. Many of the JCR stores have limited access but they require taller cabinets for wines and beers. We had previously developed a system available on all cabinet temperature bands where the height of the cabinet could be reduced to 1800mm. This has been a fantastic addition to the Pastorfrigor range, as it allows cabinets to get through smaller doorways and under beams, avoiding the need for expensive remodelling work, saving money and time. We were delighted to fit these units across JCR stores.

What were the results?

Jonathan James, Chairman of James Convenience Retail Ltd: "Pastorfrigor cabinets are both retailer and consumer friendly and the “height reduction kit” shows their ongoing commitment to helping retailers I have used Pastorfrigor GB Ltd for a number of years now and look forward to continuing this relationship long in to the future”.

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East of England Cooperative

Woodbridge

Customer: Coop, Woodbridge

Solutions: Remote Pastorfrigor multidecks and full glass door, Pastorkalt spot merchandisers.

Savings: Low energy equipment with fantastic energy efficiency

Project overview

The East of England Co-op purchased the former Budgens store in Hamlin Walk Woodbridge in September 2016. The 7,000sqft store will be one of the East of England Co-op’s new generation supermarkets stocking a wide range of its multi-award winning sourced locally produce, Deli-to-Go range, beers, wines and spirits and in-store bakery. Other services include an ATM, Subway, Collect + and home delivery. Customers also have access to free customer parking. The current Post Office will continue to provide a service to the local community from the store. Given its long history of partnering with the Co-op, we were delighted to be awarded the contract to refit the refrigeration, especially since we had prior experience of fitting out the store when it was first built by Budgens and also all subsequent refits. There was a lot of pressure on this project to ensure that we provided refrigeration that hit the high end design brief required for this flagship store so a lot of attention was given to cabinet profiles, colours and merchandising points of sale. We also worked closely with Hartes, the provider of some of the special finishes for the kiosk area, to clad some dual temperature integral impulse cabinets at the front of the store.

What did Pastorfrigor install?

Pastorfrigor provided the Venezia P87 range of multidecks, some open with glass front risers and also with Cisaplast sliding doors, all featuring Philips LED lighting, EC fans and stainless steel bumpers. The frozen food cabinets were Pastorfrigor Torino and the spot merchandisers Pastorkalt Felix BT/TN cabinets with cladding from Hartes.

What were the results?

It was a hugely exciting and enterprising project to work on and we were thrilled we the end result, helping the store become a new generation supermarket. Michael Scarlett, Project Manager for the East of England Co-op, told us “Pastorfrigor were very thorough. Like with all new projects, there can be teething problems but what’s important is how you deal with them. Pastorfrigor installed all the fridges and cabinets to programme and there has been great feedback on the fridge aisles where customers are liking the LED lights for example. The after-sales support has been excellent. We’ve found the whole team very helpful and looking forward to working with them again on more projects.”

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Sewell on the Go

Cottingham

Customer: Sewell on the Go, Cottingham

Solutions: Kalifornia Ecovision

Features: Height reduction and low energy

Project overview

Sewell on the Go are a multi-award winning independent forecourt operator in Hull. The Cottingham store was due a refit including replacing the refrigeration and re-configuring the store to accommodate a Subway and larger food to go area with extra Coffee machines.

What did Pastorfrigor install?

Pastorfrigor GB provided low energy Kalifornia Ecovision cabinets with a Daikin Zeas refrigerated unit on this site for a number of key reasons. Firstly, in combination with the Daikin system the refrigeration package is very low energy, the store is in a built-up area so we managed to remove 5x condensing units and replaced them with just one which gained more space and reduced the noise level near the customer’s neighbour’s properties. Another key feature of the Kalifornia Ecovision H215 is the standard height reduction kit so we managed to get extra tall cases through a standard doorway.

What were the results?

The collaboration between Pastorfrigor GB and Daikin UK provided the retailer with a system that reduced the energy bills by 60% by the time the Subway cold-rooms, ovens and additional coffee machines where installed Sewell Cottingham’s energy bill is still lower that before the refit. The rear yard now has more space for storage and the noise level as reduced from over 90db to 65db. We also managed to hand the site over 6 hours early so the retailer could start trading earlier than expected.

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