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4 Ways Hydrocarbons are the Refrigerant of the Future

Changing standards for commercial refrigerators and freezers call for a refrigerant that’s eco-friendly, safe, and efficient. Hydrocarbons already play a key role in many everyday tasks we encounter every day, like cars and stove tops. They’re also growing in popularity as an alternative to HFC refrigerants.     HFCs have replaced CFCs, which were phased out in the 1980s after it was […]

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C-Stores: Increasing Profit Through Prepared Food Sales

Convenience stores are experiencing a consumer trend over the last half-decade that has resulted in a major profit spike for the industry. Many large c-store chains are reporting significant numbers in their prepared food sales, such as deli wraps, salads, and pastries.   These items have the promise of being fresher than the chips, and are a healthy alternative to the traditional “roller food.” These prepared food items are flying off commercial […]

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Visual Marketing is Making School Lunches Healthier

Our national and cultural health initiatives have shifted to children eating healthier and making smarter choices in meal selection. Education boards across the country are pushing to make healthy lunches a core value of their institutions.   Schools are seeking the help of manufacturers, visual marketing experts, and merchandising professionals to help engage with students about making healthier food choices. Marketing […]

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4 Ways to Improve Your Visual Merchandising

Visual merchandising is an often-overlooked part of food service, and it is a true difference maker in the sales of refrigerated items. Visuals help you sell products by creating a desire for them, creating customer loyalty through consistency, and encouraging multi-item purchases within display groups.   When done correctly, visual merchandising can convert browsers into buyers, improve the look of your store by keeping your commercial […]

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How Delivery is Changing the Face of Convenience Foods

In our increasingly on-the-go society, speed and accessibility are driving factors in consumers’ food choices. The restaurant industry has noticed this trend, giving new competition to convenience and grab-and-go food items stored in commercial refrigerators. The growing focus on delivery services is changing the industry much in the same way drive-thru […]

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