WASHINGTON — Retailers looking at or adopting transcritical refrigeration systems, which use only carbon dioxide (CO2) as a refrigerant, are confident that technicians and contractors will be able to handle the installation and maintenance of the new systems, though they may charge a premium.
GARDENDALE, Ala. — The Retailer Owned Food Distributors & Associates (ROFDA) here, a cooperative of independent food wholesalers, endorsed the use of a web-based product recall system from Recall InfoLink, Boise, Idaho.
LUFKIN, Texas — Big data has generally been regarded in retail circles as referring to the voluminous streams of consumer information generated in stores and online, but it can also be viewed from a store operations perspective.
NEWTON, N.C. — Following a successful grassroots marketing campaign fueled by social media, Caroline’s Cart, designed to carry disabled older children and adults in a supermarket, will be manufactured by Technibilt here beginning Aug. 1.
Some CPG manufacturers are failing to consistently follow industry standards designed to ensure the accurate use of product data, with adverse consequences for retail operations and consumer trust, according to a Wakefern Food Corp. executive.
WASHINGTON — In his speech on climate change this week, in which he outlined how his administration will seek to curb carbon emissions, President Obama also addressed plans to reduce usage of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), one of the primary classes of refrigerants employed by food retailers.
SAN ANTONIO — A group of food retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers is calling for CPG manufacturers to “measure, validate and communicate” weights and dimensions of product cases before they are shipped to retailers.
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. – GS1 US here, which oversees bar coding standards in this country, has set 2014 as the “sunrise date” for the implementation of the GS1 DataBar – a more flexible and expansive symbol than the traditional UPC bar code -- for perishable food such as loose produce and variable-measure meat, seafood and deli products.