Case study: Quality & Excellence Butchers

Quality and Excellence Butchers gained greater visibility into their energy consumption which gave the store owner peace of mind when he was off-site. The tool also highlighted where operational efficiency could improve so that staff could be retrained in specific areas.

The customer

Quality and Excellence is an award-winning family-run butchers in the heart of Essex. Since 1996 Quality and Excellence have provided locals with an extensive range of products, including high-quality meat, pies, fruit, and vegetables. 

The challenge

Although the store owner knew that energy was a key part of their business operations, they had no way of accessing the information they needed to implement better business operations and reduce their waste.

Without visibility from AEMS, the manager had no way of knowing where, how and why energy was being used and wasted.

“The tool has already changed the way I think about energy in my business.”

Independent butcher

The results

Improved efficiency – Areas of improvement were identified, and changes to the production of goods were implemented. This meant that the store could produce more goods, in less time, increasing their profit margins, and freeing up staff for other tasks.

Greater visibility and peace of mind- They were given more insight into how business actually runs, by being made aware of how much energy machinery uses whilst in use and in the background.

Increased staff training –  The butcher trained staff to ensure all unnecessary out of hours energy usage was stopped which helped reduce any unnecessary costs, enabling his business to run as efficiently as possible.

How we did it

  • The mode detection feature allowed the store owner to identify key unusual days that saw 30% of unusual activity overnight. 
  • Push notifications meant the user could be notified when equipment had been left on, even when they were off-site. 
  • Benchmarking analytics highlighted that the store was already performing better than other similar ones in the industry, performing 70% less than the industry average.