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New Frozen Foods Research Reveals Steady Shopping Behavior among Americans…

AFFI Features Press Release, Oct. 24, 2023 — 2023 Power of Frozen in Retail Shows Shopper Trends, Identifies Opportunities for Retailer Success. Austin, Texas – New research finds that frozen foods maintain their relevance to grocery shoppers and offer a suite of valuable benefits that meet their mealtime needs. The third edition of the Power of Frozen in Retail, released [...]

By |2023-10-25T19:33:07+00:00October 25, 2023|Food Retail, Merchandising|0 Comments

Hillphoenix Earns EPA Greenchill Store Certification Excellence Recognition for 12th Consecutive Year

ATLANTA, GA, Oct. 10, 2023 — Hillphoenix, a pioneer in designing environmentally sustainable refrigeration systems, has once again earned the GreenChill Store Certification Excellence recognition from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  This achievement recognizes the commercial refrigeration systems manufacturer that installed the most advanced refrigeration systems in GreenChill-Certified Stores in the past year. Inclusive of the 2022-2023 cycle, Hillphoenix [...]

How Food Retailers are Preparing for the Second Coronavirus Wave

At the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, food retailers were taken aback by unprecedented demand from consumers for essential items in store. From disinfectants and toilet paper to canned goods and frozen food items, retail stores experienced supply shortages. Meeting the demands of concerned consumers was almost impossible but somehow retailers found a way to adjust. So now, as we [...]

By |2021-12-31T11:50:03+00:00December 31, 2021|Food Retail, Merchandising, Supermarket|0 Comments

Supermarket Fresh Prepared Is Going to the Dogs (and Cats)!

The supermarket fresh prepared area is finally going to the dogs, but in a good way! Earlier this month, the What’s in Store booth at IDDBA s showcased a unique variation on meal kits, and yes, it’s going to the dogs and cats! While meal kits for humans are on the rise, the pet meal kits are a viable option [...]

Merchandising Tips for Food Retail Amid COVID-19

The beginning of 2020 has been an eventful one, to say the least. The world has been turned upside down as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and grocery stores have been designated as essential businesses supplying the necessary resources to feed and provide for their customers. As a result, businesses are also needing to rethink their store layout and [...]

Double the display life of cut meat; save employee labor hours with Coolgenix

Meat and seafood departments present huge, high-margin opportunities for supermarkets. In the consumer’s mind, purchasing meat and seafood from a trusted grocer best ensures it is fresh and safe. These offerings enable grocers to differentiate their stores from discount and online retailers and build loyalty with local shoppers. But meat and seafood departments present challenges, too. The product is costly [...]

By |2021-12-31T11:49:50+00:00December 31, 2021|Coolgenix, Merchandising|0 Comments

Video: Is your display case stealing moisture from your meat and seafood?

To understand how conduction heat transfer preserves the natural moisture content of meat and seafood, it helps to understand the alternative: traditional convection-cooled cases. Most convection-cooled meat and seafood display cases work in one of two ways. The most common way uses fans to drive the circulated air; this method is called forced convection. A second approach relies on the [...]

By |2021-12-31T11:49:50+00:00December 31, 2021|Coolgenix, Merchandising|0 Comments

That’s So Cool…Literally!

In the world of refrigerated service display cases, “cool” is the name of the game. And there is no place where this is more important than the sale of fresh meat, poultry and seafood products. Keeping these products at the proper temperature can affect everything from shelf life and product integrity to the very safety of the food itself. Obviously, [...]

By |2021-12-31T11:49:50+00:00December 31, 2021|Coolgenix, Display Case, Merchandising|0 Comments

Supermarket Sense – Learn How to Elevate Your Brand and Your Revenue

Take your business to the next level by participating in top-notch food retail training.  Supermarket Sense is your inside scoop to the latest trends, upcoming strategies, and the evolving industry.  Join food retail experts as they take you through two days of new insights, meaningful discussions, and eye-opening ideas.  From directors and managers to merchandisers, and from architects to store [...]

Relevance Is King for Market Share

Evolution is part of any industry, including food retail.  In order to stand the test of time and to navigate the latest trends and newcomers, it’s increasingly imperative to remain relevant.  It’s not just about surviving -- it’s the key to thriving. What does relevance have to do with long-term success?  It’s how you build customer loyalty, stay top-of-mind with [...]

By |2021-12-31T11:49:50+00:00December 31, 2021|Learning Center, Merchandising|0 Comments
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