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.

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, FEATURED Articles

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

Posted in Equipment, Design & Operations, What's New

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

A world of possibilities

Companies from all over the country will be convening in Las Vegas this month for GlobalShop 2014. Design and marketing ideas can be used to … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 03 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

On the front lines

With interior square footage at a premium, retailers are turning to a range of flexible solutions to extend brand image both inside and outside … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 02 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Achieving sustainability

Energy efficient, sustainable solutions providing meaningful financial return LEED the way in 2014. What do you get when you combine two 35-foot wind turbines, … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Smoothing operations

Several major EDO issues and trends are predicted to impact grocers in the coming year. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 12 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Design stars

As the retail environment becomes increasingly competitive, design has become critical in differentiating one store from another. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 11 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Command Packaging Introduces Reusable Bags for Grocery Stores

Command Packaging announced that it will invest up to $25 million to manufacture bag ban compliant plastic reusable bags. In anticipation of the Los … Continue reading

Posted in Equipment, Design & Operations, What's New

Reinvesting in the future

The number of companies ready, willing and able to help retailers with their equipment and design needs continues to grow. Retailers attended the FMI … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 10 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Energy boost

The FMI Energy & Store Development Conference offers retailers a host of solutions. The pressure has never been higher for retailers to contain energy … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 09 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Making a cold case

Today’s refrigeration cases offer a wealth of features including style, energy efficiency and, in some instances, portability. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 08 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

A safer way to operate

From transporting and storing products to food prep and merchandising displays, food safety concerns touch every aspect of the supply chain. Retailers are pursing … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 07 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

LEDs lighting the way

Versatile LEDs are proving they can lower energy costs and offer design benefits. Once considered purely functional, lighting is being viewed in an entirely … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 06 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Cookin’ up a storm

The money-saving features found in today’s deli and bakery equipment are helping retailers offer more fresh products. Fresh departments such as deli and bakery … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 05 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Spanning the GlobalShop

There is no shortage of products and services for retailers to checkout at GlobalShop 2013. The GlobalShop trade show and conference dedicated to design, … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 04 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

A game of cat and mouse

Every year thieves grow smarter, more organized and determined. To combat them retailers must remain a step ahead. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 03 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Grocers checking out POS options

With IBM exiting the POS business and stores getting smaller, supermarkets are eyeing new equipment for the checkout lane. Grocers looking to update their … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 02 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

A darker shade of green

Equipment manufacturers and retailers are kicking their sustainability efforts up a notch by focusing on new technologies and comprehensive energy-saving strategies. While saving the … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 01 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Signing on

Grocers are capturing consumers’ attention and saving time and labor with digital signage and other in-store media. Hand-written paper signs touting prices or promotions … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 12 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Dazzling décor

Grocery Headquarters’ annual design showcase… Continue reading

Posted in 2012 11 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations