New Tests Support Doors on Cases

One of the enduring questions in the supermarket industry is whether open refrigerated dairy and other medium-temperature cases should have doors. Retailers save energy by enclosing these cases with doors, but some chains, especially in their operations and merchandising departments, fear that doors would deter impulse sales of refrigerated items. But speakers at the Food Marketing Institute's Energy

One of the enduring questions in the supermarket industry is whether open refrigerated dairy and other medium-temperature cases should have doors.

Retailers save energy by enclosing these cases with doors, but some chains, especially in their operations and merchandising departments, fear that doors would deter impulse sales of refrigerated items. But speakers at the Food Marketing Institute's Energy & Store Development Conference in Minneapolis last month presented evidence that

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