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This self-assessment is for all food retail operators interested in saving money and improving operational performance in their stores. The assessment is designed to be easy and quick, taking only 15 minutes to complete and supplying actionable and store specific insights to improve your business performance.

For questions, please reach out to Ratio Institute at eval@ratioinstitute.org.

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* 1. Does the store have outside vending machines?

Example of Outdoor Vending Machines

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* 2. Are unused appliances turned off?

Example of Unused Appliance

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* 3. Do heated wrapping machines shut off within 15 minutes when not in use?

Example of Heat Wrapper

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* 4. Are the vast majority of kitchen pre-rinse spray valves low flow (<1.06GPM)?

Example of Valve

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* 5. Are air vents/ grills for open display cases free of obstructions like tags or products?

Example of Block Air Vents/Grills

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* 6. Are there pull-down night curtains on open display coolers?

Example of Night Curtains

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* 7. Do the vast majority of open multi-deck case canopies have LED lighting?

Example of LED Lighting

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* 8. Do the vast majority of medium temp (refrigerated) cases in the store have doors?

Example of Case Doors

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* 9. Do the vast majority of medium temp (refrigerated) case doors have LED lamps?

Example of LED Lamps

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* 10. Are all walk-in freezers sealed and without leaks?

Example of leak

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* 11. Do walk-in freezers have door alarms that are triggered at the door itself when left open? (e.g. lights or noise)

Example of door alarms

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* 12. Is overhead lighting LED?

Example of LED lighting

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* 13. Does the store donate food to food banks?

Example of donating food

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* 14. Does this store divert food waste from landfills? (e.g. send it to compost, livestock feed, anaerobic digester)

Example of food diversion

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* 15. Are lights off in vending machines in the breakroom?

Example of lights on

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* 16. Does the store recycle cardboard?

Example of recycling cardboard

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* 17. Do restrooms have occupancy sensors for lighting?

Example of sensors

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* 18. Do the vast majority of restroom faucets have low-flow aerators (<1.5GPM)?

Example of aerators

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* 19. Do the vast majority of restroom faucets have foam handsoap?

Example of foam handsoap

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* 20. Do you have solar energy at the store?

Example of solar energy

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