SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Big Y Supermarkets here has installed direct-drive refrigeration systems in five stores over the past year as a result of guidance from West Sacramento, Calif.-based Raley's stores, according to Tony Coppola, Big Y's director of construction and maintenance. "Without the willingness of [Raley's senior director of facilities] Ed Estberg to share information, we wouldn't have come around to using a direct-drive refrigeration system," admitted Coppola. A direct-drive ...
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