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Mills Display Retail Trends and Tips

A big part of food display is about appealing to your customers’ senses – after all, we eat with our eyes first. Set up a tempting presentation of your food items with the right accessories.

Whether you are a specialist retailer or you have a food section in your supermarket, the way you display your food is just as important as the quality of the items themselves. Don’t let your products down by arranging them in a flat presentation that doesn’t highlight their value. Don’t forget that in today’s world of social media, a photograph of a tempting spread can go a long way.

Maintain a hygienic area

Hygiene in a food related retail space was always important, but has become more so post pandemic. Food presentation accessories like dome covers give you an elegant solution to keep food on display covered and safe.  These clear plastic domes showcase your food well while keeping it fresh throughout the day. Smudge-free glass, clear counters and clean workplaces give customers indications that the food storage and preparation is well-maintained and clean.

Separate cutting boards

One of the easiest ways for bacteria to spread in a kitchen or food space is via cutting boards. This is why they’re an important aspect of food safety and it’s recommended that separate boards are used for breads and meats. We have a range of different cutting boards to suit your needs, from polyethylene in different colours to attractive acacia wood display cutting boards. Making a clear distinction on using different coloured boards for different types of foods is important.

Dynamic presentation with step risers

Meticulously arranged food in a cohesive presentation sends customers the message that food is handled carefully. Leave no place empty and create dimension so everything is not at the same level. For varying heights within a serve-over counter, use cake stands and step risers. Appeal to the senses, imagine the smell of freshly baked bread that tempts you to step into a bakery. Your food section should look good and smell inviting to draw customers in. Choosing the right colours that highlight your products will persuade customers to take a second look. Avoid clutter at any cost and create specific points of focus that will draw your customers’ eye.

Arrange things conveniently

The presentation isn’t just about looking good, but also convenience. In one sweep, customers should be able to take in the different foods you have on offer and make a choice. If it takes too long to understand all the categories and varieties available, customers are likely to give up and move on. Target those busy customers who are looking to spend the minimum buying time, have your ready to-go combos on display. Special offers and pricing should be clearly marked to leave no room for confusion and to help customers make their decisions quickly.

On-brand indicators

It’s useful to use decorative items that continues the brand language. For instance, to create a fresh, organic, clean presentation, produce replicas and parsley garlands reinforce the brand image. Warm wooden cutting boards and wooden display easels for signage completes the look.

Choose food display accessories that work for you

Food display accessories need to be able to withstand daily use and require straightforward maintenance. Polyethylene cutting boards, clear plastic domes and acrylic step risers not only present food in your serve over counter beautifully but are also easy to keep clean and hygienic. These food-grade accessories are excellent for food outlets and economical in the long run. Some customers are reassured by signs that showcase food and safety practices that are practiced at your store. This is especially relevant in the post-COVID world.

Call Mills Display to serve up a sumptuous food display

Local knowledge coupled with international buying power and supply partners puts Mills Display in the best position, offering you quality products at competitive prices.  Mills Display has years of experience and a solid reputation for providing excellent customer service.

Food presentation is a core specialisation and we have a comprehensive range of products to showcase your items in the best possible way. Our friendly and experienced team is committed to getting customers results and will be able to guide on products that can take your presentation to the next level.

Our inventory encompasses a diverse selection with over 3000 items of displayware. It is our aim to offer you the best solutions for your commercial space so we’re keen on keeping up with the latest products and thinking out of the box. Get in contact with our specialist team for a friendly quote or to explore your options.  We’re also accessible at our showroom on Neilson Street in Penrose.

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