Category Archives: commercial coolers

New Commercial Refrigeration Efficiency Standards will be Reality in 2017

Early in August, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a decision denying industry’s petition for review of U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposed commercial refrigeration test procedure and efficiency standards published in 2014. The decision means manufacturers of commercial refrigeration products, like Minus Forty, must be ready to comply with the new standards […]

Leading Revenue Generator for Convenience Stores

In a recent presentation at the CARWACS show in Toronto, Convenience Store Guru Hugh Large cited food service offerings as the single largest revenue opportunity for C-stores in North America. Taking many different forms, food service can range from a simple fresh coffee & pastry offering to a complete meal replacement sell. While meal replacement offerings are relatively […]

Open Air Refrigeration – A thing of the past?

For many years the marketers of perishable and frozen food products have held the belief that Open Air Refrigeration (those units lacking doors) improves product sell through by removing the physical barrier between consumer and product. The prevalence of open air units in grocery retail might very likely have shaped consumer perceptions and behaviors. Consumers […]

Vendor Supplied Coolers

In our last blog entry, we talked a lot about the impact that effective merchandising has on Revenue Per Square Foot (RPSF). Choosing “Vendor Supplied Coolers,” versus purchasing your own, can also impact RPSF. The Backstory For decades, marketers of Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG’s) have employed Point of Purchase Advertising (product displays made from a […]

The Great Freeze Debate, Upright or Chest Freezer for Your Business?

Business owners can get stuck in the weeds when it comes to making pivotal decisions that can spark sales and overall growth. One such decision has to do with the way in which products requiring refrigeration are stored and displayed. You may think product sales will handle themselves, and the freezer displaying products has no […]

Face Up and Face Out

When you think about what the snack aisle at your local grocer looks like after a sales frenzy, words like “chaotic” or “barren” may come to mind. Potato chips in particular present a merchandising dilemma. Their packaging design is not prone to remaining upright, they’re bulky, and the sheer variety of flavours and brands makes […]

The LED lighting used by Minus Forty can help boost your sales

High quality lighting has a powerful effect on product presentation and customer perception. Our freezers and coolers utilize premium, brilliant LED lighting. If you don’t think high quality LED lights make a difference, consider the facts: Good lighting improves color and contrast – Better lighting improves color vibrance and contrast providing the intended effect for which […]

When to Upgrade Your Refrigerated Merchandiser

Refrigerated or freezer merchandisers are a key investment in your retail marketing program. Well-built equipment can conceivably offer an average lifespan of 10 years or more. So when is it time to upgrade? The logical answer might be, “When repair costs exceed the unit’s depreciated value”. But there are other factors you may not have […]

Our Freezers And The Environment – The Significance In Choosing Green Appliances

Whether purchasing your very first freezers or planning to replace your existing relics, there are a number of manufacturing and production differences that have taken a more green approach—especially with the chemicals and products used to create these cooling appliances. So let’s take a look at some key changes, their impact and what you can […]