Food & Beverage Blog

Solid-state refrigeration is unlocking new sales opportunities in food & beverage retail. With compact, energy-efficient refrigerators and freezers, high-margin products like frozen treats no longer need to be relegated to the back of the store. Solid-state refrigerators and freezers are helping retail owners innovate within the market to deliver a better customer experience. Phononic’s blog highlights how grocery and convenience stores, restaurants and bars can use solid-state technology for better product placement, efficiency and cost savings.

Expand Your Product Portfolio with Solid-State Refrigerators and Freezers

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In Foodservice Equipment & Supplies’ recent Consultants’ Roundtable, foodservice designers shared their insights on kitchen trends, the impact of off-premise dining and other shifts in the foodservice industry. One of the article’s recurring themes is the rise in requests for built-in space for grab-and-go items. Growth in off-premise eating is prompting operators to install more… Read More

Lost in the Supermarket? Here Are 4 Ways Solid-State Cooling Can Help

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A shopper is browsing the grocery store frozen food aisles, searching for the right package of veggies for her family. In front of her, there are dozens of options, produced by dozens of different companies. However, despite the sheer number of frozen veggie bags, there appears to be little difference between them all. So, how… Read More

Grocery Delivery’s Got A Dilemma: How Solid-State Refrigeration Solves for Fresh Food Delivery in the Last Mile

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Today, we can get everything from cleaning products to clothes and furniture shipped right to our door. In recent years, these capabilities have expanded to foods and beverages, but they’ve faced a more difficult transition than other commodities for one key reason: temperature control. The Business Case for Cooling Fresh foods require constant and precise… Read More

Food Trends: How Natural Became the New Norm

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The year is 1989. A third grader gloomily opens his lunchbox, less than thrilled to see his natural peanut butter sandwich on whole wheat bread with an apple as the side. He looks around to see all his friends feasting on fluffernutters on white bread, Butterscotch Krimpets® and Ecto Coolers. Fast forward to 2019, and… Read More

Distributed Freezing: 3 Reasons to Get Your Products Out of the Deep Freeze

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Today’s consumers have more food options than ever before, from entire aisles dedicated to ice cream to the rapidly growing number of fast-casual restaurants. Brands need to find ways to differentiate among countless competitive products and retailers, and operators have to enhance the customer experience to keep them coming back. As revealed in our latest… Read More

How Grocery Stores Can Make the Most of the Holiday Season

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With the holiday season in full swing, shoppers are making more trips to the grocery store to stock up on food for parties, guests and gifts. While this can be quite a hectic time of year for supermarkets, it can also be the perfect time to adopt new strategies that can enhance the customer experience… Read More

Three Lessons Breweries Can Learn from Hospitals

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We all have that friend who won’t drink his beer straight out of the fridge or cooler because it’s not at the ideal tasting temperature. And as annoying as that can be, he’s technically right. Most beers aren’t meant to be enjoyed ice cold (despite the commercials that zoom in on frosted beers). In fact,… Read More

Three Reasons Why Grocery Shoppers Prefer Distributed Refrigeration

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For a long time, grocery stores were the only game in town. Consumers of all ages came together week after week at local supermarkets to purchase all of the food items on their shopping list at a good value, in a convenient manner. As retail models have shifted drastically over the past few decades, traditional… Read More

Selling at the C-Store: 4 Reasons Why Compact, Solid-State Cooling is Best

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The average small convenience store (c-store) stocks 2,800 to 3,200 items in as many as 400 categories. For consumers, this means they are never at loss for options when it comes to choosing a beverage or snack. For brand and category managers, it means they are constantly faced with two key challenges: how to get… Read More