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Common Challenges Businesses Face when Installing Industrial Refrigeration Systems

When building and operating businesses, such as food processing and manufacturing, it primarily requires establishing industrial refrigeration facilities from the ground up. This is true especially when a business starts to grow and expand. Installing industrial refrigeration systems becomes a must and can sometimes end up being a complicated task. Business owners from different sectors face several problems when it comes to their industrial refrigeration needs, ranging from choosing the right refrigeration system to the right refrigerant and technology. Here are some of the common challenges companies face when installing industrial refrigeration systems: Overall Cost of Installation Just like any

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Factors Affecting Food Integrity in Retail Stores

The condition of food products from farm-to-table must maintain the required levels of quality to achieve food integrity. According to the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) UK, food integrity is “the state of being whole, entire, or undiminished or in perfect condition.” Though food integrity is famously attached to food safety, it is more than that, especially in the food retail industry. For customers, food integrity relates to their subjective opinion driven by their usage of four senses—sight, taste, touch, and smell. Likewise, from food processing to merchandising food products in retail stores, retailers also play a

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Here’s How You Can Heat Things Up This Summer in Your Food Retail Stores

The summertime, being one of the busiest seasons of the year, has traditionally been a great time for food retailers in terms of customer traffic and sales. Whether people visit their local grocery stores or shop for groceries online, the summer season is expected to excite—resulting in challenges to retailers in more ways than one.   Good news—there are ways to heat things up during the summer season in your food retail stores. From showcasing summer food trends to refrigeration equipment maintenance, here are some tips for the hot and busy season: Showcase What’s Hot This Summer BBQ cookouts, family road

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More Than a Year into the COVID-19 Pandemic, What Are Consumers Buying Right Now?

As the health crisis continues to evolve, so does consumer purchasing behavior. At the start of the pandemic, several disruptions and changes in buying behaviors emerged and shifted purchasing priorities towards the need for sanitizing products and easy-to-prepare meals and snacks.   While in-store shopping is still thriving, online grocery shopping has quadrupled since 2017 with factors such as convenience and safety measures driving the spike. A year into the pandemic, several changes have once again been observed in the food retail industry, especially in how we operate our businesses. However, when it comes to consumers, how much have things

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Factors Affecting Food Integrity in Retail Stores

The condition of food products from farm-to-table must maintain the required levels of quality to achieve food integrity. According to the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) UK, food integrity is “the state of being whole, entire, or undiminished or in perfect condition.”

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