Destination Center Success Begins with Food Selection, Presentation

By Margie Proctor Hillphoenix Marketing & Design Specialist What do empty nesters, busy, working parents, and Millennials have in common? They’re all engaging with food in new ways. They care about what they eat, where they get it, and…

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Category: Merchandising, Design Center

Financing options bolster the business case for energy-efficient food stores

By Jonathan Tan, VP Energy Services The AMS Group No matter where you stand on climate change or environmental stewardship, one thing is clear: It pays to be green. That message was driven home when Goldman Sachs upped its…

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Category: Refrigeration Systems, Power Systems, AMS Group

Harness the power of inspiring, informative signs

By Margie Proctor Hillphoenix Marketing & Design Specialist Merchandising has two main objectives: to engage shoppers and influence their buying decisions. Beautiful, surprising displays are powerful ways to accomplish both goals. But don’t overlook the persuasiveness of a simple…

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Category: Merchandising, Design Center

Lack of uniform modeling solutions hinders natural refrigeration adoption

By Leigha Joyal Energy Analyst, Hillphoenix Last month, I wrote about the lack of effective performance baselines for natural refrigeration systems and how that makes it difficult for utilities to provide natural refrigeration incentives. In this article, we’ll talk…

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Category: Second Nature & CO2, AMS Group

Add the element of surprise to create engaging closed-case displays

By Margie Proctor Hillphoenix Marketing & Design Specialist Here’s a challenge for all of you store merchandisers tasked with building great displays behind closed-case doors. Surprise and delight your shoppers with at least one unexpected design element inside the…

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Category: Clarity, Merchandising, Design Center