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Energy Case Study: Delivering Sustainable Energy Solutions

September 13, 2022

With 633 stores, fuel stations, offices and distribution centers, this supermarket retailer accounts for 0.3% of the UK’s total electricity consumption. Our collaborative approach to the design and delivery of sustainable facilities management actively supports their financial and sustainability goals. Together, we are reducing their costs, emissions and energy consumption. City have worked in partnership with the retailer for over…

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The Easiest Way for Grocers to Reduce Shrinkage

September 12, 2022

These days, grocery store owners are facing a slew of emerging challenges — like inflation, rising food prices, changing customer preferences, cyberthreats, new omnichannel competitors, and more. With so many factors impacting the bottom line, reducing product loss — also known as shrinkage — is increasingly important for grocers.  Read on to learn why inventory shrink harms grocery stores and…

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Plan, Protect & Recover: Hurricane Season Preparedness

July 19, 2022

Whether for snow season, hurricane season, or other natural disasters, having a proper emergency preparedness plan is important for any industry, any time of year. For both large and small businesses, the lack of a proper disaster plan could mean the loss of thousands of dollars in products on top of potential destruction of stores. However, by having the right…

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Looking Ahead After the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 12, 2022

As the world passes the second anniversary of the COVID-19 shutdown, businesses are optimistic as they are starting to recover from the pandemic. While most regions have largely adjusted to living with, and now moving past, the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, disruptions continue to impact people and businesses in more ways than one. Like the majority of businesses, City…

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How City Tackles Your Snow Problem: The 2021-2022 Snow Season

March 29, 2022

Snowstorms can cause significant issues for stores, from widespread power outages to blocking entrances and exits to sheets of ice covering the parking lots. When sudden weather hits and stores are shut down behind inches of snow, it is up to the store’s maintenance team or vendor to help keep stores and their technology up and running. On average, the…

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Finding Short – And Long – Term Solutions for Managing Energy Costs

January 2, 2022

Even successful supermarkets, with a steady stream of customers every day and a reliable source of cash flow, have to work hard to make ends meet financially. The market is competitive, and costs are always high, so it can be extraordinarily difficult to consistently make a profit. A typical 40,000-square foot grocery store in the United States can spend over…

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3 Steps For Developing An Improved Energy Efficiency Strategy

December 27, 2021

For just about any organization, energy efficiency should be a key goal. The beauty of focusing on more efficient energy is that it benefits everyone involved – businesses can improve their budgeting strategies by cutting down on wasted resources, and Mother Earth will be appreciative as well, as reducing pollution is always a key objective. Better energy policy is a…

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