Infographic: 3 Ways to Finance Energy Projects Without Being Cash Strapped

The single greatest barrier to food stores initiating energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) projects is initial costs. The “sticker shock” prevents owners from acting on measures that reduce energy and maintenance costs, improve the customer experience and…

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5 Critical Factors for Destination Center Success: A First-Hand Look

By Justin Webster, Hillphoenix It’s one thing to talk about the five critical factors for destination center success (Menu, Layout, Equipment, Merchandising, and Talent); it’s another to see them in action. Conference-goers who signed up for Store Tours at…

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Category: Merchandising, Design Center

Tips for Landscaping and Merchandising a Fresh Food Island

By Margie Proctor Hillphoenix Marketing & Design Specialist “Fresh” is at the forefront of the food industry, and retailers are constantly seeking new ways to meet the fresh expectations of shoppers. Hillphoenix’s new Island 2 Innovate (i2i) modular island…

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Category: Merchandising, Design Center

i2i: Raising the bar on fresh in small format stores

By Margie Proctor Hillphoenix Marketing & Design Specialist Small format grocery stores — and convenience stores, in particular — are taking fresh foods to a whole new level. Once a place to gas up the car and grab a…

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Woo early morning shoppers with front-of-store breakfast stations

By Margie Proctor Hillphoenix Marketing & Design Specialist No doubt about it, breakfast presents a big opportunity for retailers. Research shows that Americans increasingly consider breakfast to be an essential meal. However, 53% of consumers often skip breakfast, according…

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Category: Merchandising, Design Center