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Exploring the Need For & Routes to Overhead Reduction in Food Services

by Jon Rabinowitz - July 6, 2017

(Estimated Reading Time: 4 Minutes)

It’s tough to succeed in the food industry. The food services industry is known for high competition, low margins and astronomical challenges to turning a profit, even though the industry is worth $783 billion in the United States.

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Energy Management Technology Helps Food Manufacturers Meet ISO Goals

by Jon Rabinowitz - March 9, 2017

(Estimated Reading Time: 1.5 Minutes)

To attain ISO 50001 Certifications, food manufacturers have to implement power consumption policies and design action plans to reach energy usage targets. The problem is, manufacturers rarely have information that details how much power their facilities consume at the equipment level.

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Using Energy Sensors to Reduce Food Manufacturing Downtime

by Jon Rabinowitz - March 2, 2017

(Estimated Reading Time: 2 Minutes)

If you're in the food manufacturing industry, you may have begrudgingly come to accept the notion that machine failures are just part of doing business. If that's the case, you've likely resigned yourself to maintenance costs exacerbated by the suddenness of failures and urgency with which repairs are needed.

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Advanced Energy Monitoring in Hospitality & Recreation

by Jon Rabinowitz - October 25, 2016

(Estimated Reading Time: 3 Minutes)

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” This famous quote, attributed to Aristotle, is particularly apt when examining energy costs in the hospitality sector. 

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[Webinar Recap] Food Retail & IoT Technology: How Connectivity Creates Opportunity

by Jon Rabinowitz - August 10, 2016

(Estimated Reading Time: 4 Minutes)

In a recent webinar, Panoramic Power explored some available avenues for food retailers to integrate Internet of Things (IoT) technology into their standard operating procedures. By clarifying exactly what IoT is  a network of physical objects that connect to the internet and communicate with each other as well as with systems, programs and users — how it's used for business purposes and what applications it might have for food retail in particular, viewers were introduced to many new opportunities.

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Predictive Maintenance Curbs Costs in Supermarkets

by Safi Oranski - August 1, 2016

(Estimated Reading Time: 2 Minutes)

The Internet of Things has paved the way for predictive maintenance to become a leading strategic business function in supermarkets.

By monitoring high-value capital equipment with smart energy sensors, grocery stores and similar food retailers can avoid unnecessary costs associated with maintenance, labor and downtime, and increase overall profitability.

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Better Food Retail Energy Management Must Encompass Supply Chain

by Safi Oranski - July 27, 2016

Energy use is one of the first places food retail stores should look at when cutting back on budget because it can directly and positively impact razor thin profit margins. Unfortunately, many managers fail to see the larger picture. 

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The Internet of Things: Redefining Food Retail Technology

by Jon Rabinowitz - July 25, 2016

If you're a food retailer, chances are that some of your customers are already paying for their purchases using their smartphones. Or maybe they're browsing your aisles scanning your products through an app that places an order for that very product with another store that sells it for a cheaper price. Perhaps online orders are being put into your system by smart fridges that have identified their owners' food stocks dwindling across more than a few staple items. Maybe you've just enjoyed a surge of foot traffic because there's a prized Charizard hanging out next to the frozen pizza section in aisle 5.

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Operational Pressures & Opportunities Affecting Food Retailers

by Jon Rabinowitz - July 10, 2016

Food retailers come in all shapes and sizes, from supermarkets to convenience stores to mass merchandisers and drug stores. One common denominators they all have is that they can profit substantially by reducing energy waste. Since profit margins for food retail chains are typically very narrow, installing a smart energy management solution is essential to overcoming energy and operational pressures and widening those margins.

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Panoramic Power, the leading provider of device level energy management solutions, enables businesses to optimize their energy consumption and improve system level performance and facility operations. Using an affordable real-time wireless sensor technology and a cloud-base analytics solution, companies across a wide range of industries gain critical and continuous insights into their energy usage and are able to optimize operations, processes and maintenance resources.

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