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Rainbow Blossom Natural Foods Market, is celebrated in Kentucky and Indiana for providing a unique organic product selection from local farmers and outstanding customer service. The 2019 Retailer of the Year wanted to ensure that their products maintained the highest quality standards while reducing spoilage and unnecessary waste. They needed a way to monitor the conditions of food in their cold storage. Real-time visibility into the temperature and humidity in walk-in freezers, refrigerators, and cases was needed at both the store and corporate level.
OpSense installed temperature and humidity sensors in walk-in freezers, refrigerators and cases throughout Rainbow Blossom’s four stores. Following the installation, while reviewing the data, the OpSense team noted that a functional beverages cooler was running high, and the ice cream freezer was running colder than necessary. The ice cream freezer was an easy temperature adjustment that resulted in energy savings. Reports from the functional beverages cooler were forwarded to the refrigeration vendor. The underlying issue uncovered one unit was not functioning and the other units were working harder. Adjustments were made before a major loss of equipment or product occurred.
Mobile alerts provide store managers with information in the palm of their hand to address anomalies before they result in losses. Rainbow Blossom is confident that the temperatures in their food storage areas are accurate and auditable and that they are providing farm-fresh organic produce to their customers. By implementing OpSense, Rainbow Blossom has continuous real-time monitoring in their walk-ins, cases, and coolers.
“With OpSense in all our stores, we have peace of mind that our perishables are at the optimal temperature 24/7. Plus, we know we’ll get an alert if the situation changes.”
Grocery Category Manager
“OpSense provides our team with visibility into all our locations. We have been able to reduce our energy consumption and save inventory. It also made us aware of an issue with our functional beverages cooler that we were able to fix before it became a big deal.”
Second Generation Owner
Around-the-clock automated monitoring provides your grocery store with visibility that helps prevent loss, improve refrigeration efficiency and meet or exceed food safety guidelines. OpSense is designed to deliver quick ROI by providing actionable insights that support immediate resolution of issues.
Designed to meet the needs of today’s supermarkets, OpSense gives management teams visibility and quality control. In addition to temperature, wireless sensors can monitor humidity, open doors, HVAC conditions, lighting, and more. OpSense supports critical operations including intuitive dashboards and store maps, automated messaging and alerts, task management, checklists, and reports. OpSense delivers actionable intelligence and significant savings in labor cost, compliance, and maintenance.