What kind of Merchandiser is right for my establishment?
Merchandisers come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and have different purposes. To figure out what merchandiser is best for your establishment, determine what will be stored in it, how accessible you want it to be, and how much room you have to store it. If you're selling milk, for example, it's unlikely you will use an ice merchandiser or a freezer merchandiser. So, your needs are mostly determined by your product.
Is an Open Display Merchandiser better than one with a door?
That depends on your needs and how you are selling your product. Open Display Merchandisers offer the convenience of grab-and-go, making them great for everywhere from grocery stores to college cafeterias, but will cost the extra energy that it will take to keep the items cold. You must also consider where to put it, as any direct sunlight or being near a heating source would be less than ideal. If sales outweigh the extra costs enough to eliminate concern, then it is a good choice.
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Are a Freezer Merchandiser and Ice Merchandiser the same thing?
No, Freezer Merchandisers generally run much cooler than Ice merchandisers, usually at or around -10 F. Ice Merchandisers usually hold temperatures around 20-25 F so the ice does not become blocky and too difficult to separate. Freezer Merchandisers are ideal for items such as ice cream and frozen dinners.