Successful perimeter design involves many different factors that fluctuate in importance depending on a retailer’s top priorities.

For the consumer experience, topics of consideration may include merchandising, visual appeal, traffic flow, lighting, branding, communication and accessibility.

On the operations side, points to consider might include required training, maintenance costs, food safety, customization options and energy usage.

Many retailers prioritizing sustainability have joined the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) GreenChill program, which exists to unite supermarket retailers and manufacturers as they work toward reducing refrigerant emissions and decreasing their impact on the ozone layer and climate change.

According to Conyers, Ga.-based Dover Food Retail, more than 80% of the 13,515 EPA GreenChill-certified retail stores in the United States have its Hillphoenix refrigeration systems installed.

Here are 13 Hillphoenix merchandisers that can be used in fresh departments all around the perimeter.

This article is an excerpt from the November 2023 issue of Supermarket Perimeter. You can read the entire Perimeter Design feature and more in the digital edition here.