Food products are often
distributed to consumers trough retail stores; supermarkets, general stores
and small shops.
The present data refer to energy consumption associated with retailing of four representative products, namely potatoes, milk, frozen pommes frites and pasta through two different sizes of retail stores in Sweden. Electricity is used for cool storage and lighting and heat is used to keep stores warm during wintertime. The sizes of the two stores is shown in the table below:
The two stores are modern and meet extraordinary requirements on environmental management.
Data have been derived from Carlson and Sunesson (2000). Electricity and heat consumption have been allocated to the products based on exposure area and average flow of the products in the two categories of stores.
Energy consumption for cool storage room heating and light are included. Other processes are not included.
The similarities and differences between Danish and Swedish retail stores are unknown and the general value of the results with respect to other products and other retail stores is also unknown. Hence, the present data do only provide an indication of the order of magnitudes of energy consumption in retail in Denmark.
No validation has been performed.
Carlson K and Sonesson U. (2000): Livscykelinventering av butiker - data och metoder för att beräckna butikkens roll vid LCA av livsmidel. SIK rapport no. 676 2000.
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