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Kim Ann Zimmerman

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Kim Ann Zimmerman

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Grocers checking out POS options

With IBM exiting the POS business and stores getting smaller, supermarkets are eyeing new equipment for the checkout lane. Grocers looking to update their POS systems have had some pretty limited cho...

A darker shade of green

Equipment manufacturers and retailers are kicking their sustainability efforts up a notch by focusing on new technologies and comprehensive energy-saving strategies. While saving the earth is a noble...

Grocers are capturing consumers’ attention and saving time and labor with digital signage and other in-store media. Hand-written paper signs touting prices or promotions can be quaint, but they are a...

Grocery Headquarters’ annual design showcase...

It used to be that if supermarkets wanted to save energy they had to sacrifice merchandising prowess and possibly sales. The old rule was that if you wanted to put doors on your coolers, for example, ...

Retailers are taking a shine to LEDs, expanding use to almost every part of the store. Bright lights, big savings. That is the mantra for retailers upgrading lighting systems to LEDs. Not only is ene...

Supermarkets are revamping their refrigeration systems with eco-friendly refrigerants and more efficient configurations and components. As supermarkets look to lessen their impact on the environment—...

When ensuring the safety of the food supply, pallets, shelving and sanitation systems take on prominent roles.

When I embarked on the research for my story on food safety equipment for our July issue, I fully expected people to talking about RFID tags, temperature monitoring systems, traceability technology an...

Self-service kiosks, along with equipment for food preparation and presentation, keep things moving in the deli and bakery departments. On a Sunday afternoon, the line at a supermarket deli counter c...

With a triangular addition at the front, Grand Food Center gained a showcase for its fresh produce and floral departments.

Retailers are looking for cooking equipment that is easy to use and simple to clean.

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