Bakery Display Innovations

 
Food origin is an important consideration for today’s shoppers, as they want to know how their food is produced, transported and handled, according to the latest findings in What’s in Store 2017, the annual trends publication from the International Dairy Deli Bakery Association.
 
Consumers view health and wellness in two ways: fresh, less-processed food with clean labeling and “premiumization,” which equates to high quality ingredients, sourcing, transparency, and storytelling. 
 
With these trends in mind, it is paramount that your bakery product displays convey a clean and premium image.
 
The following new product solutions from leading equipment suppliers can help transform your bakery into a more convenient place for customers to find the products they demand.
 

Grab-and-go-options

Alto-Shaam’s newest merchandiser product line now includes individually controlled heated shelves that keep food warm for hours at the highest level of quality. These merchandisers can improve store profits with more consumers looking for hot, ready-to-eat meals. 
 
Featuring exclusive Halo Heat fanless technology for precise, even temperature, these merchandisers hold a variety of grab-and-go products, including pizza, sandwiches, and more.
 
“The individual shelf control gives operators flexibility over their holding needs,” said Robert Simmelink, corporate chef for Alto-Shaam. “Different food items can be held at different temperatures, allowing operators to merchandise a cross-section of menu items. The merchandisers highlight the best of your food to increase impulse purchases by on-the-go consumers who need meals that work with their busy lifestyle.”
 

Patisserie islands

Available from Bakon USA, OCF refrigerated display cases are engineered with patented lighting and food preservation technology that allow for more spacious and elegant presentation of food products and guaranteed impulse purchase. 
 
OCF display designs and configurations are customizable to fit and enhance any store and bakery interior. Made out of high quality water-repellent wood, OCF displays offer vast benefits to your business, including more spacious and elegant presentation of bakery and pastry products and guaranteed impulse purchases.
 
OCF is a French-based manufacturer or premier display solutions and a trusted partner of the most successful French pastry chefs, including Fauchon, Paul Valrhona, and more.  
 

Signs of the times

Your customers want to know where their food comes from and what is in it. Now is a great time to invest in signs that can educate your customers and entice them to buy.

Hubert offers specialty signage such as stylish wooden Rustic Chalkboards, which are perfect for artisan bread displays. Blackboards come in a set, which consists of a small 23.5-inch by 12.25-inch and a large 25-inch by 14.75-inch version. These Rustic Chalkboards can be used for pricing, product information or a simple welcome.
 

Convenient bakery racks

Now available from Blanc Display Group is the Bakery Rack, which is available in two popular weights and sizes. Bakeries can select either a 36-inch by 59-inch by 17-inch heavy wire rack created to bear weight or the slim silhouette of a 24-inch by 55-inch by 12-inch lighter weight rack. Optional additional shelving is available for both models.

These racks are easy to move making them ideal for fresh baked goods, daily deals, seasonal sales, manager’s specials and promotional products.
 
Blanc Display Group also unveiled its latest innovation, the Adjustable Shelf Reducer. Created to fit multi-shelf cases, the false back shelf reducer gathers products to create an abundant, full display while reducing shrink.
 
The shelf reducer’s easy assembly makes it merchandiser friendly. Adaptable spacer slats accommodate fluctuating product quantities, so shelves always appear stocked. Three spacer slats slide into locking slots to keep the fixture securely in place on the shelf.