Open Air Display Merchandisers

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Create a beautiful display of products with an open air merchandiser and display cooler.

Open air merchandisers and display cooler force a stream of air, or air curtain, across the opening of the unit to keep cold air inside. Their open design makes it easy to grab and go, so these kinds of coolers are perfect for impulse buys and self-service. Like most merchandisers, these units specialize in displaying products clearly to customers, simplifying the purchasing process. Whether you choose a vertical or horizontal cooler, the convenience it adds to your retail sales is unmatched.

Open air display coolers can be used in a variety of functions. Horizontal models are great for endcaps or near the point of sale thanks to their lower profile. Vertical open air merchandisers provide a larger space for a merchandising display. These units are also available as add-ons to be placed on top of other deli or bakery cases. Increase your merchandising storage space with an add-on merchandiser display. All sizes and styles of open air display coolers are perfect additions to any establishment for boosting impulse sales.

Frequently Asked Questions About Open Air Merchandisers & Display Coolers

What's the difference between a glass door merchandiser and an open air merchandiser?

The difference here lies in the presentation of goods. Open air merchandisers don't have doors, adding more visibility to the contents and making them easier for customers to reach. These units are usually good for refrigerated food items with shorter shelf life, like fresh salads, fruit assortments, sandwiches, or packaged deli items. Open air display coolers are also great for pushing grab-and-go snacks.

Do open air merchandisers and display coolers have lighting?

Open air merchandisers will have interior lighting unless otherwise noted. Within recent years, manufacturers have opted for LED lighting in their units. LED lighting is longer lasting, more energy efficient, and brighter than the traditional bulbs that were previously common. Safety shielded fluorescent lighting has been a staple for interior lighting in the past. Check your prospective product’s spec sheet to confirm lighting options.

Can I leave food in an open air merchandiser overnight?

Products can be left in open air display case overnight, however we recommend purchasing a night cover option. Night covers are often included in the purchase of an open air merchandiser and can help reduce energy costs when the unit is not in use. These can be placed over top of the cooler or even installed in a pull-down curtain that stays hidden while the cooler is being used.

Are open air merchandisers for pre-packaged goods only?

Any commercial refrigerator will note whether they are suited for pre-packaged or open food products. This information can be found in each model's specifications. An NSF rating will cover either open food products or pre-packaged foods. Most open air merchandisers are rated for pre-packaged foods only.

Other Merchandising Options

There are plenty of other ways to store and merchandise your refrigerated and frozen options. If you're not looking for something open air, check out dry & refrigerated display cases, and glass door merchandisers. Burkett also offers a variety of heated merchandisers as well!