To compete in the convenience store industry, rising numbers of businesses are offering fresh goods and self-service counters to provide hot and chilled produce to customers on the go. Convenience store customers often pass by on their way to work or school, or pop in on their lunch break for something quick and easy to eat. Offering fresh goods means that your store traffic will increase as you become a handy stop for all sorts of customers. In addition to packeted goods, newspapers and popular items stocked on wall shelving and gondola shelving, you can also provide customers with fresh items displayed in refrigerated shelving units and counters, for example:
- Freshly-baked pastries and bread
- Self-service hot drinks machines or a coffee counter
- Chilled snacks, sandwiches and drinks
- A staffed counter serving sandwiches, delicatessen goods or even hot food
- Freezer storage for ice creams and frozen foods
The type of fresh goods you can stock will depend on the space you have available for the appropriate refrigerated shelving unit or retail racking unit. If you are serving freshly made food on the premises you will also need to obtain any relevant health and safety accreditations to ensure quality control.
Many stores opt for refrigerated shelving placed at the back of the shop so that customers pass by your entire range of stock on their way to grab a cold drink or sandwich. There are several different refrigerated chillers and freezer styles available via Shelving4Shops including dairy cabinets, multideck chillers, dispaly freezers, bottle fridges, serve-over counters and other forms of commercial refrigeration and air conditioning. Visit us at www.shelving4shops.co.uk or call 01455 221512 to talk about incorporating fresh goods into your retail shelving configuration.