Category Archives: Equipment, Design & Operations

Total monthly coverage of equipment, design and operation topics, including: refrigerated cases & systems, food preparation equipment, front end equipment, store design, decor & signage and climates. Equipment, Design & Operations News covers brief items of interest to this portion of our readership.

Brasco Draws European Influence for New Cart Corral Line

Brasco International, a manufacturer of branded cart corrals, has introduced the Arbor Series cart corral line, a fresh design with clean lines, optional translucent … Continue reading

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Cool Running

Sustainability, flexibility, reliability and efficiency are the central hallmarks of today’s cold cases. At first glance, it may seem like refrigerated cases have a … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 08 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

ConTech Introduces CPL Series of LED Pendants

ConTech Lighting has introduced CPL Series of LED Pendants, offering revolutionary high performance, sustainability, energy efficiency, color consistency and beam appearance. This eco-friendly LED … Continue reading

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Mettler Toledo Debuts Compact ML-T Balances

METTLER TOLEDO has launched its compact, battery-operated ML-T balance line. With larger-than-average weighing pans, ML-T balances give operators the room they need to carry … Continue reading

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Tray-Pak Teams Up with Milliken & Co. for Hot-to-Go and Heat-at-Home Food Containers

Tray-Pak Corporation has created new food containers for hot-to-go and heat-at-home applications made from UltraClear polypropylene (PP) clarified with Milliken & Company’s advanced Millad … Continue reading

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Demands on the Supply Chain

From the tracking and tracing of food to in-store precautions, retailers must do all they can to ensure the products they sell are safe.  … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 07 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

ConTech Lighting’s Megaman Partnership Produces LED Product Family

ConTech Lighting has introduced track fixtures, recessed housings and cylinders equipped with Megaman lamps, the latest addition to its’ LED product family. Among the … Continue reading

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ConTech Lighting Adds to LED TapeLight Family

ConTech Lighting has introduced several new additions to its successful LED Tapelight Family including new color temperatures and extrusions. New to the family is … Continue reading

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The Economy of Equipment

FMI Connect offers a glimpse of the newest, most innovative products and services that can help retailers improve their equipment, design and operations. In … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 06 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Juno Lighting Debuts Low Profile LED Luminaries for Retail Use

Juno Lighting Group, a leader in high-quality, commercial and residential lighting solutions, has introduced Indy X-Series Low Profile LED Basket Luminaires. Featuring a sleek, … Continue reading

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Prep School

From the deli to the bakery, today’s innovative equipment is helping retailers take their prepared foods business to the next level. The emphasis on … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 05 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Carrying a torch

Good lighting, along with good store design and merchandising can enhance the shopping experience. That did not take long. It appears that LED is … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 04 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Around the Globalshop

With five pavilions addressing specific needs, GlobalShop 2015 promises retailers a wide array of in-store solutions. Ask any supermarket executive what their corporate goals are and … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 03 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Appearances matter

Consumers have a myriad of grocers to select from; making a store attractive—from the outside in— is a must in today’s competitive environment. Shoppers … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 02 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

The heat is on

Convenience, ease of use and versatility remain the hallmarks of today’s cooking equipment and heated merchandisers. For years, prepared items such as rotisserie chicken … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 01 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Equipped for the future

EDO companies lend their predictions on what the biggest influences on equipment, design and operations will be in the year ahead. Being the “beauty” behind the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 12 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Dream store design

With the help of design teams, grocers can reinvent their look and save on energy costs without breaking the bank. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 11 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Sprucing up space

A closer look at some of the latest products and services offered by leading equipment and design firms. With profit margins remaining slim retailers … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 10 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Meet me in St. Louis

FMI’s Energy & Store Development Conference is one of the premier networking opportunities for grocers. These days companies are under pressure to take a … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 09 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Baby, it’s cold inside

Today’s refrigeration cases continue to make inroads in terms of appearance, efficiency and flexibility. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 08 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

A (supply) chain reaction

New initiatives are poised to impact and improve safety within the supply chain. A safe workplace for employees and a safe shopping environment for … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 07 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Designing spaces

As profit margins remain slim, retailers are pulling out all the stops to catch consumers’ attention.  Looks count. In today’s world where consumers want … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 06 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Fully equipped

Suppliers continue to look for that WOW! factor with deli and bakery equipment offerings. Historically, equipment designed for the deli, bakery and kitchen strictly … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Airius Wins Innovation Award for Environmental Technology

Airius Europe received the Innovation Award for Environmental Technology at the Environmental and Energy Awards 2014. The awards, one of the highest accolades for … Continue reading

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Flip of a switch

Technological advancements are taking lighting out of the dark ages. Many people take lighting for granted. Plug in a cord; flip a switch and … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations