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.

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

Equipment and design leaders

As retailers ramp up their investments in equipment and store development, Grocery Headquarters takes a look as some of the latest innovations in the … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 10 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Points of Light

Retailers are taking a shine to LEDs, expanding use to almost every part of the store. Bright lights, big savings. That is the mantra … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 09 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Chilly forecast

Supermarkets are revamping their refrigeration systems with eco-friendly refrigerants and more efficient configurations and components. As supermarkets look to lessen their impact on the … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 08 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Safety Equipment at the Ready

When ensuring the safety of the food supply, pallets, shelving and sanitation systems take on prominent roles. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 07 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Self-made to order

Self-service kiosks, along with equipment for food preparation and presentation, keep things moving in the deli and bakery departments. On a Sunday afternoon, the … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 06 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Breaking out of the box

With a triangular addition at the front, Grand Food Center gained a showcase for its fresh produce and floral departments. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 06 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Cooked— and cleaned—to perfection

Retailers are looking for cooking equipment that is easy to use and simple to clean. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Behind the Looking Glass

Grocers are adding doors, LED lighting and other energy-saving features to refrigerated cases. At home, consumers keep yogurt, milk and cheese in the refrigerator, … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 04 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Caught in the act!

Retail theft remains high but grocers are using some reliable crime stoppers such as cameras and public view monitors in new ways. Shoppers struggling … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 03 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Lasting impression

The parking lot and store vestibule offer supermarket customers clues about what to expect on the rest of their shopping trip. If shoppers see … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 02 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

LEEDing the way to sustainability

Many supermarkets are making an effort to use sustainable materials, and an increasing number are getting their projects certified by the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 01 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations