• The Top Selling Points for Federal’s Heated Merchandiser

    Posted by Jackie Ceithamer on Jul 16, 2021, 14:49 PM
    When end users think of grab-n-go, the first thought is almost always related to refrigerated products or beverages. While it’s important to help operators realize the benefits of cold foods and drinks, grab-n-go can be much more.
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  • Introducing A New Merchandising Solution For Small Spaces

    Posted by Jackie Ceithamer on Jun 4, 2021, 11:38 AM
    Grab & go services have become more than a trend in the last 12 months. They've redefined how the foodservice industry operates as a whole. Not only loved for their convenience, but these quick and easy solutions are great for days filled with quick-paced tasks. Grab & go also ensures consumers are still able to enjoy their favorite snacks or meals without having to take time from busy schedules to do so. If you're looking to drive service in a heavily trafficked area your way, we've got the solution for you
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  • Grab-and-Go Cases To Increase C-Store Profits

    Posted by Jackie Ceithamer on Jun 1, 2021, 11:40 AM
    Grab-and-go food and drink choices in convenience stores is a growing opportunity to increase profits. Over 22% of food sales in c-stores are grab-and-go options as customers continue to look to limit person-to-person contact during the pandemic. These purchases don't only apply to traditional grab-and-go options like sodas and sandwiches. Consumers are looking for healthy self-serve options, such as fruit and specialty snack and meal items.
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  • The Psychology of Grab-and-Go

    Posted by Jackie Ceithamer on May 28, 2021, 11:46 AM
    Grab-and-go displays have made way for a new level of convenience when it comes to foodservice. Not only do consumers seem to love the renewed sense of availability, but they love the versatility in items that retailers are offering.
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  • The Top Retail & Grocery Merchandising Trends We Expect to See in 2021

    Posted by Jackie Ceithamer on May 25, 2021, 11:45 AM
    Retail and grocery have seen major changes in the last 12 months. From an increase in relying on online ordering to things such as curbside pick-up, we're utilizing e-commerce in a whole new way. Consumers are prioritizing their health as a means to fight the pandemic by eating foods that provide support to their immune system, as well as looking for healthier options due to the major benefits that come with eating green. While every city is currently going through their own changes of rules and regulations, grab and go trends with healthy options is here to stay.
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  • Components of a Successful Foodservice Program

    Posted by Jackie Ceithamer on May 21, 2021, 11:42 AM
    Running a successful foodservice operation takes more than a tasty menu and marketing plan. It's a combination of both your menu and marketing process alongside having the right appliances, business plan, and staying on top of the latest trends. Things like curbside pick-up and delivery are two of the most popular opportunities to increase revenue in 2021, which means your foodservice operation should be adjusting to meet that line of customer demand in the first quarter of the year at the very least. This is a great way to see an uptick in current earnings.
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  • Reliable School Merchandising Solutions

    Posted by Jackie Ceithamer on May 19, 2021, 11:23 AM
    Life in the school cafeteria has changed a lot over the past year and a half. Dealing with social distancing, additional lunch periods, and more cleaning protocols placed additional pressure on school lunch staff to make sure students and staff still were fed nutritious meals quickly.
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  • What Dealers Should Know About Federal’s New Dairy-Air Screen & Self-Serve Milk Merchandiser

    Posted by Jackie Ceithamer on May 14, 2021, 11:18 AM
    As we’re still in the midst of the foodservice equipment buying season for K-12 school nutrition programs, we wanted to share a few important facts with you about Federal’s Dairy-Air Screen Milk Merchandiser and the Self-Serve Milk Merchandiser.
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  • Merchandising Healthy Grab & Go Snacks

    Posted by Jackie Ceithamer on May 11, 2021, 11:12 AM
    The new year is upon us, and as we branch away from the struggles of 2020, one thing we can all look forward to is our new year's resolutions. As we embrace new goals and continue battling the current Covid-19 pandemic, eating healthier is a priority that has everyone's focus. With social distancing still common, people are slowly starting to branch out and venture away from their homes for daily tasks. This includes seeking out healthy on the go snacks.
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  • 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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