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BSRIA to focus on European food retailers

UK: After extensive research into the HVACR and controls markets, UK consultancy BSRIA is publishing a series of studies on key changes in the European food retail sector. 

France will be the focus of the first study, with studies of other countries to follow. 

BSRIA says that all types of retail will be covered in the study, from large hypermarkets to small shops with small refrigeration loads, with focuses on drivers and restraints impacting the food retail sector. 

The first study on France reveals a shift away from large hypermarkets to a model with more city centre convenience stores. Internet shopping and the “click & drive” model are having a strong impact on the format of stores, BSRIA reports. 

Food retailers account for the largest proportion of products such as condensing units, compressor racks, heat exchangers, display showcases, and cold rooms. To ensure heating, cooling and ventilation, products such as rooftops and indoor packaged units have been traditionally installed, while splits, VRF and chillers are also used.

Display showcases include both remote and integral units. Within this latter category, water loop self-contained showcases are estimated to account for about 4% of the solutions fitted in retail. 

The study charts the uptake of CO2 racks and their impact on sales number, the reduction in cooling needs for closed-door showcases and the uptake of heat recovery on refrigeration systems, driven by CO2. 

This detailed strategic study also provides market sizes and forecasts in both volume and value for HVAC&R products and controls, refrigerant use by applications, supplier analysis, distribution routes and specification process, and case studies.

Further information here.

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