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  • Energy saving fridges
    News

    The green route to efficiency

    2014-12-17T11:16:00Z

    As the need to keep a lid on overheads grows, retailers have been turning to energy-efficient technologies. Here’s the latest ideas.

  • Energy brokers
    News

    Get the deal on energy brokers

    2014-11-19T12:24:00Z

    Energy expert Brian O’Hagan offers some top tips on how to make sure you’re switched on when it comes to dealing with energy brokers.

  • Energy
    Features

    Fixed price energy contracts

    2013-12-24T12:57:00Z

    Fixing your energy prices can feel like a bit of a gamble, but as energy costs continue to mount, it’s one which should pay off.

  • LED
    News

    LEDs head into the spotlight

    2013-11-07T15:39:00Z

    Improvements to LED lighting mean previous arguments against the technology have been shattered. Here’s why they need a second glance.

  • Npower
    News

    Shine on

    2013-09-26T16:58:00Z

    Winning a free energy audit courtesy of C-Store and Npower means Peter Barrack can shave more than £2,500 off annual energy bills at his store.

  • Chillers
    News

    Cool runnings

    2013-08-13T12:23:00Z

    Hot weather can play havoc with your chillers and send energy bills soaring. Here are a few pointers to make sure your equipment keeps its cool

  • electricity
    News

    Electrify your profits

    2013-07-03T14:43:00Z

    A growing number of retailers are investing in a new way to save money on their energy bills and extend the life of their electrical goods. Gaelle Walker finds out more about the potential of voltage optimisation.

  • Walter Bush
    News

    Energise your profits

    2013-05-21T15:38:00Z

    An energy audit of Walter Bush’s store identified potential savings of 25%. Npower is offering six other readers a free energy audit.

  • Dee Sedani
    News

    Dee's Bright Idea

    2013-04-09T11:37:00Z

    Derbyshire retailer Dee Sedani needed some convincing that LED lighting could save him money, but now he is advocating it for the entire industry.

  • Perry and Ecomonitor's Brian O'Hagan
    News

    Energy aware

    2013-02-28T11:17:00Z

    An Ecomonitor energy survey of Mace Victoria Dock shows that owner Perry has good awareness of his energy usage, but a few small changes could save him more money. Sarah Britton reports

  • Smart meter
    News

    British Gas suspends energy management tool

    2013-02-26T15:33:00Z

    British Gas has been forced to stop making its online energy management tool available to new small business customers

  • Southern Co-op
    News

    Southern Co-op: Friend of the earth

    2013-01-15T00:00:00Z

    Every inch of The Southern Co-op’s new Chobham store has been designed with energy saving in mind.

  • energy costs
    News

    Ofgem pledges to protect small businesses

    2012-11-22T10:02:00Z

    Energy regulator Ofgem has pledged to support small businesses and ensure suppliers treat them more fairly.

  • Forecourt
    News

    Winter warmers

    2012-11-20T11:48:00Z

    A few simple changes can make a big difference to your energy bills. Gaelle Walker provides these pointers to help you start saving today.

  • Energy audit
    News

    In the spotlight

    2012-10-11T00:00:00Z

    An energy audit of retailer Anjali Karpal’s store in West Sussex turned up some electrifying results. How does your store compare?

  • Londis
    News

    Just chilling

    2012-08-28T00:00:00Z

    Sales have been anything but cool at Londis Blean since Binny Amin fitted new chillers with doors

  • Budgens retailer Andrew Thornton
    Features

    Carbon crushers

    2012-07-17T15:42:00Z

    Results of an energy review at Andrew Thornton’s Crouch End store have enabled him to reduce his second store’s carbon footprint by 43%.

  • energy saving
    Features

    Switch to win

    2012-01-17T16:16:00Z

    Energy consumption has become one of the biggest issues for convenience store…

  • Jeannie Dawkins
    News

    Open and shut case

    2011-12-19T14:26:00Z

    Retailers are urged to sign up to a campaign that promises to cut fuel bills…

  • FRIDGE-HEAT
    Promoted

    The warmer front

    2011-09-19T00:00:00Z

    With costs rising all the time, finding ways to cut energy bills needs to be a priority…