Progressive Grocer Product

Fall 2014

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4 6 Progressive Grocer Products Showcase / Fall 2014 technology and equipment Air destratification fans Airius Air Pear air destratification fans feature patented stator technology to move hot air from high ceilings in a direct column to the cooler floor below, balancing a facility's overall temperature and creating "thermal equalization." By reducing the run time of an HVAC system, energy bills are reduced. Airius serves commercial customers globally, including grocers, hospitals, warehouse and distribution centers, greenhouse and botanic gardens, museums, schools, gymnasiums, manufacturing facilities, shopping malls, concert halls and aircraft hangars. Airius LLC Longmont, Colo. theairpear.com Yogurt merchandiser FFR Merchandising developed new yogurt merchandisers. FFR's patent- pending Gravity Feed Merchandisers for Yogurt are designed to provide impeccable presentation on-shelf. The gravity feed self-facing design ensures shelves look full for maximum customer appeal, while reducing staff labor for product facing. Spring-loaded retainers secure containers for easy access. The integrated price tag holders for each tray are both customer- and employee- friendly. Trays pull out for easy product stocking and first-in-first-out stock rotation. FFR Merchandising Inc. Twinsburg, Ohio ffr.com Research Development Center Snyder's-Lance Inc. marked the first anniversary of its state-of-the-art Research and Development Center. The Center, located near one of the company's largest bakeries in Hanover, Pa., has been instrumental in the research and development of new product introductions. Revenue from new products in 2014 has been double that of new products in 2013 – a new high for the company. The new items spanned the company's core brand portfolio, including Snyder's of Hanover, Lance, Cape Cod, and Snack Factory. Snyder's-Lance Inc. Charlotte, N.C. snyderslance.com Sweets and savory guide Mettler Toledo has published a Sweets and Savory Solutions Guide to help food manufacturers enhance accuracy and speed. As with most food segments, manufacturers in the snack, pasta and grabandgo categories are also currently plagued by economic volatility, denser food safety regulations, imminent supply shortages, rising feedstock/ energy prices, and changing foodbuying behaviors. In this environment, differentiation and relevance to the consumer are critical. Mettler-Toledo Inc. LLC Columbus, Ohio mt.com Space Saver: Rotisserie and Merchandiser Combination The Fri-Jado Space Saver is a prime example of effective use of floor space. By combining a TDR 5 rotisserie and a MDS 2 self-serve grab-and-go merchandiser, you save valuable floor space. The rotisserie's appetizing chicken theatre will whet the appetite of any customer. The fact that customers can take the products from the MDS 2 self-serve themselves will lower buyer thresholds even more. Double output on a single spot. Fri-Jado Inc. Woodridge, Ill. Frijado.com Floor Displays Specialty food manufacturer Stonewall Kitchen is introducing three new and exclusive temporary floor displays. Designed to merchandise its top-selling items in three specific categories; Savory, Grilling, and Breakfast, each highly visible cardboard display ships complete, is easy to assemble and is great for introducing the Stonewall Kitchen brand and products to customers. All are available now. Stonewall Kitchen York, Maine stonewallkitchen.com Produce quality meter The Felix Instruments' F-750 Produce Quality Meter instantly measures dry matter, brix, moisture content and color in produce. The F-750 is a handheld instrument that can be used at any point of pre- and post-harvest to identify ideal ripeness by measuring ripeness indices customized for that fruit. The F-750 is at the leading edge of a growing technology sector devoted to pre- and post-harvest management in horticulture. Consumer demand for high-grade produce, the need to increase cost-effectiveness and the challenges of long-term shipping and storage are all factors creating demand. Felix Instruments Camas, Wash. felixinstruments.com Veggie prep machine Robot Coupe U.S.A. Inc. introduces the new CL55E Vegetable Prep Machine with new ergonomic lever-fitted feed head. The CL55E has been designed to process large amounts of vegetables quickly – 1,000 servings per hour. The new lever-fitted feed lead allows for ease of operation and increases output. The CL55E is a convenient, space-saving machine providing lateral ejection of processed product to save space and make it easier to use. Its new handle requires less operator effort to use and makes loading and unloading easier. Robot Coupe U.S.A. Inc. Ridgeland, Miss. robotcoupeusa.com

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