According to The Grocer, Covid-19 panic buying has resulted in a 22% increase in grocery spend in the second week of March when compared to the same period the preceding year.
Frozen food in particular saw an increase of 33% in sales.
With a large degree of uncertainty about how long the situation will continue, shoppers are opting for groceries with a longer lifespan.
Frozen Storage and Display
To meet unprecedented shopper demand, retailers are turning to increased frozen storage and frozen display facilities. From chest freezers to walk-in freezer rooms, Lowe’s frozen storage solutions have been trusted for many years by well-renowned retailers on an international scale.
Retailers utilise Lowe’s rental fleet for both extended shopfloor frozen displays and also back-of-house extended storage for stock. Additionally, walk-in chiller and freezer rooms have been utilised by retailers for rolling out innovative click-and-collect grocery solutions across multiple stores.
Year after year, Lowe deploy hundreds of freezer solutions to retailers across the world for use during increased seasonal demand.
For retailers, the spike in shopper demand is unexpected but Lowe have the experience and equipment ready to respond and roll-out challenging peak demand projects.
Here is just a small selection of frozen storage and display equipment rented by retailers during peak demand projects:
This double door dual temp freezer/chiller unit offers expansive display capability for the shopfloor.
This storage freezer is perfect for additional back-of-house frozen storage for increased stock rotation
Combining grab and go with hinged glass doors, this frozen display unit helps display a wide variety of products on the shopfloor
Walk-In Cold Rooms
Quickly and easily built indoors into existing shop layouts and also suitable for outdoor use in car parks, walk-in cold rooms are relied upon frequently for the bulk storage of stock during increased demand faced by retailers during peak season.
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