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Pet project

Pet project Marilyn D. Cavicchia A little over a year ago, Supervalu, Eden Prairie, Minn., realized that while the pet food and supply category had almost doubled over the past 10 to 15 years, the growth was going to mass merchandisers like Wal-Mart and pet superstores like Petsmart. “Basically, we had not changed our pet […]

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Bulking up?

Bulking up? Marilyn D. Cavicchia Some say there’s been a recent resurgence in bulk foods departments, while others continue to operate scaled-down departments. What’s really going on? No matter who you ask, everyone says there’s something big going on in bulk foods. One manufacturer says retailers are getting back into bulk in a big way; […]

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On The Same Page

On The Same Page Ensuring that supermarkets’ scale data is current and quickly transmitted is increasingly important, especially with the boom in perishable goods sales. To guarantee that price changes reach all of your store’s or chain’s scales, use Mettler-Toledo’s Ethernet scale system. One SmartTouch Ethernet master scale, which can be accessed through computer hookup […]

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Shelving System

http://www.looksmart.com/ http://www.findarticles.com/ FindArticles > Store Equipment & Design > March, 2000 > Article > Print friendly Shelving System E-Z Cantilevered Shelving Systems from Eagle Foodservice Equipment have 350 pounds to over 500 pounds load-bearing capacity per shelf, perfect for walk-in cooler applications. Designed for standard wire and solid shelving, the systems are adaptable for standard […]

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Buying a baler: frequently asked questions

Buying a baler: frequently asked questions Shannon Harrop Buying a baler means assessing both your needs and those of the recycler. Aside from turning trash into revenue, balers can reduce waste output, deter theft and ease handling of bulky items. Waste volume reduction lowers hauling costs and saves valuable storage and landfill space. Fewer man-hours […]

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Display Ware

Display Ware The Caribbean Colors Designer Displayware include colors such as honey yellow, jade green, meadow green, ocean blue, red, slate and sunset orange. The product, from Carlisle, has a heavy china-like appearance, designed with thick walls and a high gloss finish. Made of FDA-approved material, Displayware is dishwasher safe far temperatures up to 212[degrees]F. […]

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Bigger Than A Hand Basket

Bigger Than A Hand Basket Have you ever gone shopping for just a few things, but it’s more than a handbasket can handle but not enough to warrant a larger shopping cart? Here’s the solution: A new cart for express-line shoppers. Dubbed the RUNABOUT, this plastic cart can carry cases of merchandise and other goods […]

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Raking it in with foodservice

Raking it in with foodservice Bonnie Zietlow Foodservice can mean big business for supermarkets, but not without a carefully planned cashier counter that gives customers a fast way to pay and go. The French call it “traiteur” we sometimes still call it home meal replacement. But whatever its name, prepared, ready-to-eat or ready-to-heat foods are […]

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First impressions

First impressions David Litwak Conveying your message before consumers even begin to shop An old adage says you never get a second chance to make a first impression. That may be very bad news for many stores. First impressions can form a hard-to-break core of perceptions that frames the initial relationship between two people, or […]

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A ‘racetrack:’ would it work for supermarkets?

A ‘racetrack:’ would it work for supermarkets? Bill Epmeier It is not often that store design gets a mention in the general business press, so I read with interest a recent article in the Wall Street Journal that attributes a large. part of the financial success of the discount department store chain, Kohl’s, to its […]