When it comes to energy-efficient refrigeration systems, Sprouts Farmers Market is on the leading edge of technology.
Hillphoenix said it has installed the first CO2 Booster System with ejector technology in North America at Sprouts' store in Woodstock, Georgia. The supplier is the first manufacturer in North America to introduce the technology as developed by Danfoss in the marketplace.
According to Jeff Newel, director of refrigeration systems R&D for Hillphoenix, ejector technology combined with parallel compression can yield significant savings in warm ambient areas like Georgia in the southern United States.
"When the system has been optimized – as revealed in tests carried out by our Advansor operation in Europe, savings for parallel compression alone and parallel compression combined with gas ejector technology can achieve peak energy reductions of 15% and 23% respectively," he said.
Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Sprouts operates more than 260 stores in 15 states from coast-to-coast.