SEATTLE (FNS) -- Lowering in-store energy costs continued to be the mantra for food retailers who convened at the Westin Seattle here last week to attend the Food Marketing Institute's annual Energy and Technical Services conference. Setting the tone for the conference, H.E. Butt Grocery Co., San Antonio, dubbed the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) design in its latest store plan as a "limbo, how-low-can-you-go?" design, noted Charlie Wernette, the chain's design engineering ...

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