Why Humidify... For Grocery Stores


Proper humidification ensures that not only does food remain fresher for longer, but also that it is visually appealing. In short, it moves product off shelves and into the homes of customers faster.

Supermarkets are where consumers have direct access to products and can inspect them for quality in person to determine whether or not a product is worth purchasing. Proper humidification ensures that not only does food remain fresher for longer, but also that it is visually appealing. In short, it moves product off shelves and into the homes of customers faster. The supermarkets image is seen as one that delivers high quality produce.

Reduce Spoilage and Maximize Profits

Proper humidification in supermarkets will minimize the amount of product wasted due to spoilage. This is because consistent relative humidity (RH) control at balanced levels helps food to retain a healthy amount of water weight. Therefore, less product is wasted and more can be sold to customers.

Comfortable Shopping and Working Conditions

When an environment has balanced RH that is regulated, customers and employees will feel healthier and more comfortable. Nortec’s humidifiers (some with evaporative cooling) protect against skin, sinus and eye irritation. The crisp cool feeling you get when you walk into an adiabatically humidified grocery store promotes the senses, by making you feel comfortable and will have a positive effect on your shopping activities.

Greater Energy Efficiency

Products such as Nortec’s ML-Series humidifiers with Flex nozzle systems can provide light misting to keep food efficiently moisturized and retain acceptable water weight. Additionally, evaporative cooling options are available to help supermarkets save on energy bills, by minimizing the reliance to run air conditioners and chillers.

Make Products Visually Appealing

Proper humidification around or at the produce level can help with keeping fruits and vegetables more visually appealing as a result of their higher humidity levels – which reduce maturing or ripening of produce. Therefore, they will be more enticed to purchase them, helping with rotating out products with short expiry dates and even reducing purchasing costs for product ordering.

 

Benefits of humidification for the food & beverage industry include:

  • Fresher produce that are more visually appealing, driving sales.
  • Reduced product spoilage.
  • Reduced product ordering costs.
  • Savings on energy and cooling expenses.
  • Comfortable, healthy environments entice shoppers to stay longer and come back often.
  • Reduced food waste thrown into landfills.


Our Food & Beverage Clients Include

  • - Nestle Espana S.A.

    - Quaker Oats

    - Samkaup Supermarkets

    - Sara Lee

    - Sugarfayre Ltd.

    - Tetra Pak

    - Timothy Taylor Brewery

    - United States Department of Agriculture

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