GE’s LED Refrigerated Display Lighting will Mean $600,000 Annual Savings for Specialty Grocer

  GE’s LED Refrigerated Display Lighting will Mean $600,000 Annual Savings for
  Specialty Grocer

Business Wire

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio -- April 1, 2013

When specialty frozen food retailer M&M Meat Shops began developing a new
strategy to become more competitive, it explored various store improvement
projects that would enhance shopper experience, build the bottom line, and
could be replicated across its 430 franchise locations as part of a multi-year
renovation mandate. The grocer found one cost-cutting answer in GE’s
Immersion^TM RV40 LED refrigerated display lighting for reach-in cases. The
energy-efficient LED retail lighting systems will save M&M Meat Shops about
$600,000 in lighting costs annually once installations are complete.

M&M Meat Shops is replacing refrigerated display lighting in 430 locations
across Canada with GE's m ...

M&M Meat Shops is replacing refrigerated display lighting in 430 locations
across Canada with GE's more energy-efficient LED systems. (Photo: General
Electric)

“With its 5000-degree Kelvin temperature, GE’s new LED system creates
beautiful, bright, white light. It brings out the crispness of our signature
white boxes, making them really pop in the vertical cases and impact the
visual appeal of the entire store,” said Dianne Chalmers, senior manager of
construction at M&M Meat Shops.

Franchises are replacing T10 fluorescent lights with Immersion RV40 LED
lighting systems. At a $.10 kWh rate and 12 hours of operation a day, the
average M&M Meat Shops location will save about $870 a year in lighting energy
costs alone.

GE’s LED refrigerated display lighting solution will also eliminate the
maintenance cost of replacement ballasts and high-output fluorescent lamps—an
approximate $525 savings per store.

This brings combined energy and maintenance reductions to nearly $1,400 for
each franchisee to complete its lighting upgrade. To date, 150 M&M Meat Shops
locations have made the switch to GE’s ecomagination℠ LED technology, a
combined $210,000 annual lighting cost savings. These savings will grow to
about $600,000 a year across all 430 stores when the renovation cycle is
complete.

For more information about the GE Lighting products used in this project,
visit www.gelighting.com. To learn more about GE’s commitment to innovative
solutions to today’s environmental challenges while driving economic growth,
visit www.ecomagination.com.

About GE Lighting

GE Lighting invents with the vigor of its founder Thomas Edison to develop
energy-efficient solutions that change the way people light their world in
commercial, industrial, municipal and residential settings. The business
employs about 15,000 people in more than 100 countries, and sells products
under the Reveal® and Energy Smart® consumer brands, and Evolve™, GTx™,
Immersion™, Infusion™, Lumination™, Albeo™ and Tetra® commercial brands, all
trademarks of GE. General Electric (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter to
build a world that works better. For more information, visit
www.gelighting.com.

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