Iceland Foods unplugging chilled food displays to reduce energy costs

Published on
January 12, 2023
The front of an Iceland Foods store

Deeside, Wales-based Iceland Foods, a grocery franchise with more than 1,000 locations, mostly in the U.K., is pulling back on the number of chilled foods it sells.

Iceland Finance Director Richard Ewen said the supermarket chain is stocking more room-temperature products in order to lower the company’s energy costs.

“We probably got a bit carried away in the pandemic with the amount of chilled products we had available, so we’re just really scaling our chilled proposition back slightly,” Ewen said. He said unplugging refrigerators used to display chilled items is “a big energy saving” for the company.

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