The world of retail isn’t what it used to be, especially for independents. Big-box stores and branded “concepts” cooked up by investment groups constantly threaten to drive down margins and draw away customers from the little guy, who may not have the million-dollar unsecured credit lines and big-money backing to take the same kind of reinvestment risks.
Independent owner-operators tend to wear a lot of hats, from HR manager, to stocking clerk, to part-time janitor. Trying to be an expert at everything can become overwhelming. Complex and demanding systems such as walk-in coolers and freezers end up in the “as long as it’s running, it’s fine” category. But sub-optimal operation not only affects product life, it also robs your register of profits through increased utility costs.
NRM’s optimization platform was born in the world of independent retail. As a family-owned company to this day, NRM believes in the importance of supporting the economic foundation of main-street businesses.
Our solutions were built from the ground up to improve the bottom line of small retail businesses. Robust, idiot-proof operation, real-world serviceability and results, and significant, proven operating cost reductions are at the core of what we do. We are proud of how successful our own independent business has been, and we know how important it is to be cost-effective while driving profitability.
NRM offers the best, most powerful, and most comprehensive refrigeration controls on the market. We work closely with utilities across the country to develop incentives and financing programs that level the playing field for small businesses. In many cases, NRM’s solutions are available to small business customers with a package of financing and incentives that make our system cash-flow-positive from day one, so that from the moment of install, we are putting more cash into the drawer, not taking anything out of it.