Flake Ice for Merchandise Display
Delicate meats, seafood, and produce will only sell if customers can trust that they’re safe, fresh, and free from blemishes. To ensure the highest quality, supermarkets, health food stores, grocers, and fish markets turn to flake ice. Flake ice is exactly what is needed to keep food items fresh longer while creating an attractive display to increase product sales.
The leading supermarkets around the world use passively refrigerated open beds for the presentation of fresh produce, deli meats, and fish. These products are kept safe from spoilage simply by nestling their products in flake ice displays. The flake ice is soft and moldable, so it is easily compressed to make ice borders and wells for the food product display.
Flake Ice Prevents Food Blemishes
Because flake ice has no sharp edges, it is the perfect choice for displaying delicate cuts of seafood or softer produce. Grocers and shop owners can pour the ice and then surround their products in a soft bed of flake ice to prevent damage. With traditional cubed or fragmented ice, the sharp edges of the ice can cut or bruise produce or put unattractive blemishes on fish or meats. Customers won’t purchase bruised or blemished food products as easily, which can have a significant impact on your company’s profits.
Flake Ice Keeps Food Fresh
Flake ice has the most contact surface area compared to other types of commercial ice. This makes it the longest lasting, coldest ice available to prevent the spoilage process from advancing – keeping your products fresh longer. When you choose Howe Corporation flake ice, you are getting flake ice that lasts 2-3x longer than our competitors’ flake ice. Whether you’re a supermarket, club store, fresh produce stand, or fish market – we have a model ice flaker that is perfect for your business.
Flake Ice is Attractive
You never get another chance to make a first impression, and that is true for food products as well. Flake ice is soft, moldable, and uniform. This makes it the perfect ice for creating an attractive display. It can be molded around fish or food trays or used to nestle produce or fresh juices. The result is a beautiful, sparkling white layer of flake ice that helps the product stand out, making it more attractive for consumers to purchase.
Flake Ice to Fit Your Needs
Howe ENERGY STAR® ice flakers are available in numerous configurations to fit your business needs. Whether you’re a large supermarket or a small production company, we’ve got the flake ice machine you need. We offer three different configurations including rack connected, ice making head, and split systems. No matter what configuration you choose, however, you can be confident that you’re getting the most energy efficient flaker in the industry.
Numerous food service companies use Howe flake ice machines to display their food products efficiently, safely, and attractively, including:
- Salad bars
- Fresh juice bars
- Produce markets
- Health food stores
- Club stores
- Fresh format stores
- Seafood markets
At Howe Corporation, we are committed to helping companies, grocers, and food stores display their food products beautifully and safely. We know that a beautiful display can significantly increase product sales. That’s why our flake ice is designed to be the perfect ice for food displays. For any questions regarding commercial ice flakers or any of our products, please contact us.