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Best Practices for Dairy Case Merchandising

Best Practices for Dairy Case Merchandising

It all begins at the farm. Quality dairy products come from happy, healthy animals and plant-based products whose milk has been safely processed to ensure a flavorful, fresh consumer experience. However, we can’t put all the responsibility on the farm or the processor. To keep shoppers coming back week after week for fresh, flavorful dairy products, follow these display case best practices. Temperature – From the moment a dairy product hits the grocery store dock, it is critical to keep the product cold. As soon as dairy products are removed from the walk-in cooler they should be put into a refrigerated

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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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Milk Flavor Profile Influenced by Retail Lighting and Packaging

Milk Flavor Profile Influenced by Retail Lighting and Packaging

If you’ve ever tasted fresh milk with its creamy, slightly sweet flavor, you know how delicious good milk can be. You probably also noted the brand and the grocery store from which it came.  Likewise, you may have experienced milk that tasted off or gone bad — perhaps with hints of burnt, plastic or cardboard flavors. These off-flavor notes are caused by oxidation in the milk which is caused by light exposure. As part of its ongoing commitment to fresh marketing, Hillphoenix sponsored two studies, conducted by researchers at the Virginia Tech Food Science Department, Chemours Packaging, and the Dairy

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Shine the Right Light on Your Offerings to Stand Out in the Marketplace

Shine the Right Light on Your Offerings to Stand Out in the Marketplace

It should come as no surprise that LED lighting continues to rise in popularity to save cost and improve efficiency.  An overlooked detail is that improper use can actually reduce sales, too.  By using incorrect color temperatures and not protecting product integrity, customer satisfaction is at risk. Let’s look at color.  Opting to use warm or cool tones appropriately around your produce, meats, and even packaged frozen products makes all the difference in the world to how your shoppers view your offerings.  Vibrant colors naturally exist in fresh fruits and vegetables.  If your LEDs aren’t dialed in to bring out

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Best Practices for Dairy Case Merchandising

Best Practices for Dairy Case Merchandising

It all begins at the farm. Quality dairy products come from happy, healthy animals and plant-based products whose milk has been safely processed to ensure a flavorful, fresh consumer experience. However, we can’t put all the responsibility on the farm or the processor. To keep

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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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