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.

Economizing with equipment

With space and budget dollars at a premium, grocers are looking for economical deli and bakery equipment. By Kim Ann Zimmermann Whether via money, … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

An eye on design

Satisfying the consumer is first and foremost as supermarkets focus on designs that enhance the shopper experience. Space is a precious commodity, especially for … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 11 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Equipment upgrade

Grocery Headquarters takes a look at some of the latest developments in design, refrigeration, lighting, displays and all of the other equipment that keeps … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

FMI show teams efficiency with design

Retailers can learn about the latest in sustainable store design and energy-efficient refrigeration systems among other topics at the FMI Energy & Store Development … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 09 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Naturally chilly

Natural refrigerants, improved compressor technology and monitoring systems are among the advancements in refrigeration systems. By Kim Ann Zimmermann Like many of the foods … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 08 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

3PLs lend a hand

Third-party logistics providers help keep the supply chain running smoothly, freeing up grocers to focus on their core business. By Kim Ann Zimmermann As … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Spinning profits

As usage occasions expand and equipment becomes customizable, retailers can get more out of their rotisserie ovens. By Kim Ann Zimmermann The chicken has … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

At your service

As in-store bakeries and delis focus on scratch baking, artisan breads and restaurant-quality meals, equipment manufacturers are keeping pace. By Kim Ann Zimmermann Some … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Hot out of the oven

High-tech cooking equipment that saves energy and space is gaining favor with grocers. By Kim Ann Zimmermann A retailer simply roasting up a few … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Making a splash

A gallery of hot and cool products appealed to NAFEM attendees looking to save energy and labor costs while producing high-quality prepared foods. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Shining examples

Improvements to LED and traditional lighting are providing retailers with a wealth of options. By Kim Ann Zimmermann A customer will become aware of … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Double duty

Loss prevention equipment is going beyond catching the misdeeds of shoppers and employees. Cameras, monitors and other devices are also helping to improve customer … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

The heat is on

Heated merchandisers are becoming more flexible, energy efficient and stylish. By Kim Ann Zimmermann Not so long ago, the hot food offerings at supermarkets … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 02 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Planet pleasing

Whether they are seeking LEED or GreenChill certification or just becoming more environmentally friendly, grocers are investing in energy-efficient equipment and designs. By Kim … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 01 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Making products P-O-P

Point-of-purchase fixtures, displays and shelving are helping retailers call attention to new items, highlight healthy options and stock product faster. By Kim Ann Zimmermann … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 12 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Local Flavor

Store designs are reflecting the history and vibe of the communities they serve. By Kim Ann Zimmermann The “go local” movement is going beyond … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 11 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Equipment evolution

From total design overhauls to energy-saving equipment upgrades, smart supermarket operators continually invest in their stores. By Kim Ann Zimmermann While it may not … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 10 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Stand-out design

Grocers are upgrading décor, lighting and other design elements to woo shoppers. By Kim Ann Zimmermann Warm colors. Inviting layout. Energy-saving features. While these … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 09 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Easy on energy

Equipment manufacturers are offering solutions such as LED lighting and distributed refrigeration systems to keep a cap on costs. By Kim Ann Zimmermann Supermarkets … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 08 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

CoolMoves

Grocers are looking to reconfigured cases and alternative refrigerants to keep the lid on refrigeration costs. By Kim Ann Zimmermann Store layouts are continuously … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Transportation overhaul

Grocers are revamping their transportation strategies by investing in technologies and equipment and forming new partnerships. By William Epmeier If the past several years … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Ultimate multi-taskers

When it comes to deli and bakery equipment, grocers look for systems that can perform a variety of tasks while maintaining high output and … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 06 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Bouncing back

The industry remains committed to sustainability and self-checkout options at the store level as store size and selling space hold steady. While supermarkets have … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 04 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Pleasing to the pallet

While the materials differ— wood, plastic, steel and various combinations—the pallet industry appears to be committed to safety and sustainability. By Carol Radice As … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 04 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Cutting losses

Loss prevention systems do more than catch thieves. They also identify training and operational issues that can lead to shrink. By Kim Ann Zimmermann … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 03 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations