• Foodservice Labor Trends (and how merchandisers can help)

    Posted by Jackie Ceithamer on May 5, 2021, 08:15 AM
    To say the foodservice industry took a hit with the COVID-19 pandemic would be an understatement. Restaurants and everyday foodservice operations nationwide took a drastic fall. From cutbacks on labor to some cities requiring full shutdowns, the experience hasn't been an easy one. In December 2020, unemployment showed a rate of 16.1%.
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  • Top Service Tips for Maintaining Your Merchandiser

    Posted by Jackie Ceithamer on Apr 28, 2021, 08:10 AM
    Whether it’s transitioning towards grab-and-go orders, offering pre-packaged foods, or doubling up on cleaning — the foodservice industry has experienced quite a few changes throughout the pandemic. To assist with these changes, many operators have relied heavily on merchandisers to keep business flowing.
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  • How to Select the Foodservice Merchandiser for Your Needs

    Posted by Jackie Ceithamer on Apr 26, 2021, 08:31 AM
    For foodservice operators who make use of foodservice display cases to enhance profitability, knowing how to select the right display can be a complex yet critically important process. The reality is there are many different factors to consider when making the decision of which display to use.
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  • Grab and Go School Merchandiser Solutions for Your School Nutrition Program

    Posted by Jackie Ceithamer on Mar 29, 2021, 10:00 AM
    Schools are often some of the most heavily trafficked areas, and that means crowds can happen with ease when lines for food get too long. When you combine students, faculty, and any on-site visitors, the chances of a crowd bubbling up in the cafeteria is likely. However, grab and go merchandiser solutions are helping change the flow of things for the better with quick access to nutritional meals. From snacks to drinks and pre-packaged lunches, these merchandisers are changing the game and helping create efficient and reliable opportunities to keep traffic moving so that the crowd dilemma is almost non-existent.
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  • How the Micromarket Trend is Reshaping the Foodservice Industry

    Posted by Jackie Ceithamer on Mar 24, 2021, 08:44 AM
    Gone are the days of relying solely on convenience stores or restaurants to pick up food while on the go. In today’s foodservice world, micromarkets are emerging as a popular trend for many types of businesses. The trend is noteworthy with investment in automation, cleanliness, freshness, diverse menu items, and quality of experience.
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  • Grab & Go Daypart & Breakfast Meal Trends

    Posted by Jackie Ceithamer on Mar 15, 2021, 15:16 PM
    It is hard to believe that the global pandemic began over 8 months ago. Despite the limiting circumstances, professionals in the foodservice industry quickly learned to adapt to the new and ever-changing guidelines and policies. It is safe to say that a lot has changed since society first shut down in March, but, as data and trends show, some things remain the same.
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  • Engineering a Better Refrigeration System for Merchandisers

    Posted by Jackie Ceithamer on Feb 3, 2021, 10:30 AM
    Not all refrigeration systems are built the same. Now, that may come as a shock, but here at Federal, we want to ensure our merchandisers are built to the highest quality standard that our customers have come to expect. In this blog, we wanted to get technical about the techniques and systems used to build our display cases.
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  • How an Under Counter Unit Can Benefit Your Restaurant

    Posted by Jackie Ceithamer on Jan 27, 2021, 10:30 AM
    Federal's sleek, innovative under-counter merchandisers are perfect for increasing impulse and point-of-sale purchases at your restaurant or convenience store. With everyone cautious about the potential spread of germs, the appearance of these units invite customers to take a look without having to touch a handle or the unit itself. The ability to choose products for themselves with minimal human contact is definitely a big plus for customers who are leery of potential human exposure. The peace of mind that induces can often tempt customers into making impulsive food or drink purchases.
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  • Does Your Food Display Case Meet Certifications?

    Posted by Jackie Ceithamer on Jan 19, 2021, 08:56 AM
    When we think about displaying our foods and beverages, we typically think about the ability to get products in front of customers. While this is certainly an important aspect to any foodservice program, there’s more to these cases than meets the eye.
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  • Here’s What We’re Looking Forward to in 2021

    Posted by Jackie Ceithamer on Jan 6, 2021, 09:13 AM
    While you're making your business plan for 2021 as well as setting your new year's resolutions, keep up to date with the latest trends. 2020 has been a year filled with odd experiences and drastic changes, but that hasn't stopped many businesses from flourishing. When the new year hits, finding the path to success and celebrating business growth can go as far as your dreams. Here's what we're looking forward to in 2021 that you should know about.
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  • The Importance of Seasonal Merchandising & Marketing

    Posted by Jackie Ceithamer on Dec 16, 2020, 16:28 PM
    There's no getting around the fact that COVID-19 has thrown a massive monkey wrench into everyone's holiday marketing plans. No industry has been hit harder than the foodservice industry. Many restaurants, deli, and bakery owners don't even know when or if they're allowed to serve people and are struggling to make takeout and delivery options work for them.
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  • Selecting a Beer Merchandiser for Your Foodservice Operation

    Posted by Jackie Ceithamer on Nov 24, 2020, 15:15 PM
    With many people working from home or simply spending more time at home due to COVID-19, adjusting the way we function on a daily basis has seen more changes than ever. Grab n’ go operations are in need like never before, and people are spending more time ordering online and picking items up to further practice things such as social distancing.
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  • Grab & Go Convenience During the Holidays

    Posted by Jackie Ceithamer on Nov 12, 2020, 16:01 PM
    In 2020, the behavior of holiday travelers is almost certainly going to be different from past years. Instead of stopping at dine-in restaurants, people are going to opt for food items that they can quickly grab and go without a lot of interaction with other people. If you own or run a restaurant, gas station, convenience store, airport food stand, or other food-type of establishment, you can capitalize on this new compulsion to grab something quick and hop back in the car. Here are a few food storage cases that attract shoppers and can help you improve your profit margin.
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  • Designing Your Convenience Store is a Breeze

    Posted by Jackie Ceithamer on Nov 9, 2020, 12:35 PM
    Wouldn’t it be great if designing a one-stop convenience store was as easy as working with a one-stop-shop solutions provider? Well, we’re here to help.
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  • Redefining the New Normal for C-Stores

    Posted by Jackie Ceithamer on Oct 28, 2020, 09:17 AM
    Are you looking for more grab and go options to offer your convenience store customers? In the current situation with COVID-19 still hanging around, every opportunity for a sale is more important than ever. Offering more grab and go options is one easy way to improve your bottom line. A great selection of both hot and cold products that are convenient, attractively displayed, and safe will keep customers coming back for more.
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  • Q&A with Gary Hamburg / 4-Week Lead Time for Ordering Cases

    Posted by Jackie Ceithamer on Oct 22, 2020, 15:09 PM
    One of the primary reasons that sets Federal Industries apart from our competition is our quick turnaround time for customers receiving their merchandiser. We’re committed to ensuring that you have your merchandiser on-time and quickly. We sat down with Federal’s own Gary Hamburg, Director of Sales - East, to learn more about what this means for customers.
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  • A Brief History of the Local Delicatessen

    Posted by Jackie Ceithamer on Oct 7, 2020, 10:44 AM
    It's one of life's great pleasures: a freshly-prepared deli sandwich. The meat is cured in-house and sliced on the spot, the bread is often baked onsite, and the staff behind the counter use extra TLC — and seemingly, magic — to prepare custom made-to-order sandwiches. Somehow, deli sandwiches simply taste better.
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  • Keys to Selecting Grab and Go Merchandisers for Healthcare Facilities

    Posted by Jackie Ceithamer on Sep 29, 2020, 13:43 PM
    On-the-move foodservice has never been so quick and easy. During a time that feels uncertain in many aspects, being able to deliver quality meals while maintaining the safety and well-being of those serving, as well as those receiving, is a top priority, and doing so just became a lot easier. These merchandiser cases make it simple and provide sufficient access to handling hot or cold food items.
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  • 3 Reasons Consultants Should Consider Italian-Style Display Cases

    Posted by Jackie Ceithamer on Sep 21, 2020, 14:33 PM
    The words “Italian” and “style” are almost synonymous. Can you think of a nationality that owns more shares of stylish than Italy? Can you think of a place more fashionable than Milan? Can you think of people more elegant than the Italians? Well, US News & World Report apparently agrees, as they’ve rated Italy the most fashionable country in the world.
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  • College & University Food Service Solutions You Should Consider

    Posted by Jackie Ceithamer on Sep 3, 2020, 13:12 PM
    The novel coronavirus has changed the way that people from all over the world have to carry out their daily activities. From shopping malls to amusement parks, it seems like every public establishment now has new rules and regulations that must be followed by the people who want to go to these places. And colleges will be no different this year.
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