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The latest tools of the trade
Out of the Box
By Joseph Tarnowski Hanging in There Energy Savings Now a Breeze
Cutting-edge systems help grocers achieve greater energy efﬁciency in their refrigerated sections, display hanging graphics easily, provide brighter illumination to outdoor areas and manage their mobile resources more effectively.
ways and walkway areas such as those leading to the store’s entrance. As a part of LSI’s Crossover LED product family, the ﬁxtures deliver exceptional uniformity with full cutoff to create a brighter environment at lower light levels. These ﬁxtures provide performance equal to, or better than, existing standard HID alternatives, according to Cincinnatibased LSI. In common with all LSI Crossover LED ﬁxtures, the Crossover LED line delivers the following: • Energy savings up to 42 percent when compared with metal halide • An expected life of a minimum 60,000 to 100,000 hours, depending on the ambient temperature of the installation location • Reduced maintenance costs • Sleek traditional and modern ﬁxture designs, with no ﬁnned heat sinks to interfere with the looks or collect dirt and grime • A ﬁve-year warranty Additionally, the Enterprise, Intrepid and Lexington ﬁxtures are built from interchangeable modular components and have a variety of mounting options for complete design control. For further information, call (513) 3723373 or visit www.lsi-crossover.com. ■
Structural Concepts’new EnergyWise refrigeration system features all energy-efﬁcient components — including an exclusive energysaving hot gas evaporator pan — as standard. EnergyWise is the newest generation of the Breeze slide-out refrigeration system, which offers the additional beneﬁts of reduced operating costs and environmentally friendly operation. The new system reduces total daily energy consumption of refrigerated display cases more than 50 percent, according to the Muskegon, Mich.-based vendor, saving 22.5 kilowatt-hours per day and up to $1,000 a year in electricity costs. It does this by replacing the traditional “energy hog” electric condensate pan with a more efﬁcient system that uses hot gas, a byproduct from the refrigeration system, to evaporate water from the defrost cycle. This “greener” hot-gas system is also more reliable because the hot-gas condensate pan doesn’t rely on a ﬂoat system to tell it to heat up. EnergyWise is an option on the company’s Oasis open-front refrigerated (CO model) display cases, and is now on the BOX Series of “front-breathing” refrigerated air screen cases made for alcoves and other tight spots. For more information, call (231) 798-8888 or visit www.structuralconcepts.com.
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Salem, Mass.-based Rose Displays’ ZipLines signage cables were designed to make it easy to hang graphics from varying ceiling heights during multi-store rollouts. ZipLines’ cable length can be adjusted in 3-inch increments with the touch of a button, up to 60 inches in length — which means that the same cable length can be ordered regardless of ceiling height, and customized in seconds by in-store staff. To adjust, users hold the release button to lengthen or shorten the cable. Each unit can be attached and repositioned on standard ceiling grids, and a secure hook design ensures that graphics are held safely. ZipLines can be used with hole-punched graphics by retailers looking to save money, or with graphic holders for a more upscale look. For additional information, call (800) 6319707 or visit www.rosedisplays.com.
Display lighting solutions provider LSI’s three decorative pedestrian scale area light ﬁxtures, called the Enterprise, Intrepid and Lexington, are now available with an energyefﬁcient LED light source. Built around LSI’s SmartTec intelligence platform, these Decorative Pedestrian Area Lights are designed specially to light pathA H E A D O F W H AT ’ S N E X T
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Progressive Grocer - May 2010
Progressive Grocer - May 2010
Nielsen’s Shelf Stoppers/ Spotlight: Candy/Non-ChocolateCandy
Super 50: Steadfast Leaders
The Lempert Report: ConAgra, Celebs Battle Child Hunger
Best Practices: Starting at the Top
Wake-up Call: Coupons Make a Comeback
Store of the Month: Roots and Wings
Harold Lloyd on … Making a Difference: Why Work as a Clerk?
Experience at Large: Put Your Best Customers to Work
Confection: Sweetening the Pot
Tea: Brewing up Sales
Non-alcoholic Beverages: Summer Quenchers
Summer Grilling Special: What a Gas!
Produce: Local and Lovin’ it
IDDBA Show Preview: Recipe for Success
Trends: The Summertime Freeze
Meats & Cheeses: Brown-bagging Sales
Food Industry Insights: Leadership for the Future
Tech Toolbox: A Look at the Latest Solutions
Out of the Box: The Latest Tools of the Trade
Roundtable: The Executioners
Foodservice: Green Machines
What’s Next: Editors’ Picks for Innovative Products
Progressive Grocer - May 2010