Category Archives: Food Safety

Best office perk in 2019? It just might be a micro market.

Serve yourself! That’s a concept everyone gets, and a micro market is an ideal solution for employers interested in helping their staff find convenient, nutritious snacks and meals at work. Micro markets take many forms, but as a rule they are unattended retail shops where consumers can browse products on shelves and in refrigerated displays, […]

Merchandising for Profit in Convenience Stores

C-Stores often suffer from a kind of “SKU Proliferation”. An ever expanding array of products that may, or may not be earning their keep on the retail floor. Real estate is costly and always in demand, especially in smaller format stores. Vendors (and their products) regularly compete for shelf space and planogram positioning. But what […]

New Energy Standards for Commercial Refrigeration Equipment

New regulations concerning the energy efficiency of commercial refrigeration equipment will come into effect March 27, 2017. Over the next 30 years, the new standards will help cut carbon pollution in the United States by about 142 million metric tons, around the same as the annual electricity use of 14.3 million U.S. homes. Why Commercial […]

Your Ice Cream Products Thawed Out! Bad News

Never put even partially thawed ice cream back in the display for customers to buy. Discarding product is the last thing you want to do, but there are times when, for the sake of customer satisfaction, you need to bite the bullet. Ice cream requires the same precautions as other dairy products.  If it thaws, […]