Marks and Spencer has rolled out Aerofoils, an energy saving device for open-fronted retail fridges.
The solution, from Aerofoil Energy, is influenced by Formula One aerodynamics from Williams Advanced Engineering, part of the Williams Group, and is similar in appearance to the rear wing of a Formula One car. It uses aerodynamics to guide cold air down the fridge more efficiently, resulting in lower energy use, fewer carbon emissions and warmer aisles in stores.
Ian Moore, Head of Store Development at Marks and Spencer, says: “We’re excited to be collaborating with Aerofoil Energy to reduce the energy consumption and environmental footprint of our stores. This technology will also help us offer a better shopping experience for customers by improving the temperature in our aisles.”