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.

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

Turning the front end upside down

Will this be the year that the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) finally takes off? By Kim Ann Zimmermann Even the best shopping experience … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 02 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Taking the LEED

Supermarkets are upgrading equipment and using eco-friendly materials to gain Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. What they’re finding is that these … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Hot and cold

Keeping the store at the optimal temperature is a seemingly never-ending battle for grocers. Cus­tomers, lights and the motors powering the cases, ovens and … Continue reading

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Designs that shine

As fans of home design shows know, even a fresh coat of paint can upgrade the look of a room. But when it comes … Continue reading

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Smooth operators

If a grocer’s merchandising display looks shabby or the cooking equipment breaks down so often that customers can’t always count on getting a chicken … Continue reading

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Turning trash into cash

Recycling, instead of being mainly a “feel good” issue for supermarkets, is gaining in economic and stra­tegic importance. The dollars in­volved can be large: … Continue reading

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