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  • 5 Reasons why all UK food retailers should use bulk bins

    Author: POS Centre || 23 Jan 2020

    Like many British retailers, the challenges around various 'hot-topics' such as reducing food waste and packaging has become the ultimate challenge.

    Bulk bins, like the ones that HL Display manufacture to support major retailers in the UK, are one way these challenges can be overcome.

    Bulk Bins in retail store

    Growing in popularity, this simple but effective item has been designed by creating a prominent category for bulk goods within the store.

    But that's not the only reason, as this article explains.

    Here are five reasons why retails should consider bulk bins in their store.

    Remove plastic packaging

    This is one of the hottest topics in retail at the moment. Plastic waste is having a horrifying effect on the environment and retailers are under pressure to do everything they can do reduce the amount of packaging they use and sell. Retailers should be offering their customers zero waste options.

    Bulk Bins for major retail storesImprove the customer experience

    Customers want to shop in environments they find enjoyable and engaging. Not only do bulk bins fulfill this requirement by making shopping an interactive experience but it’s massively convenient for shoppers to be able to buy the exact amount of product they need

    Reduce food waste

    Another important contemporary issue. Clever retailers can tackle the food waste problem head-on through better stock management in the supply chain and easier sell-through in fixture.

    Save on labour costs

    Although bulk bins do require cleaning and maintenance, this investment can be outweighed by a reduction in daily labour dedicated to re-merchandising and product facing. On average bins require refilling twice a week and usually replenishing a bin with bulk product is quicker than decanting packs on to a shelf.

    Be innovative

    In today’s increasingly challenging market, it’s the retailers who implement new and innovative initiatives who grow ahead of those who sit back and don’t evolve.

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  • Helping Guild Foods Market Automate their Refurbished Store

    Author: POS Centre || 27 Sep 2019

    As the popularity and benefits of automated systems become clearer in the UK, we have worked with another one of our customers,
    Guild Foods Market to automate their merchandising space using multiple HL POS Centre solutions across many categories.


    Staff no longer spend time facing up or tidying shelves. With a greater need for staff to focus on creating a good customer experience it is
    this differentiation that will help drive sales. Savings are also made in labour costs and an improved look and feel to the store along with
    better stock management. Our solutions cater for a wide range of products and categories, if you are interested to find out more
    check out the Retail Merchandising Solutions product category.

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  • The Farm Shop & Deli show, Birmingham NEC

    Author: POS Centre || 11 Mar 2019

    We are delighted to announce HL Display will be exhibiting at the Farm Shop & Deli show held at Birmingham NEC on 8th-10th April 2019. Our POPAI award winning solutions, Sigma™ shelving and 4eBin™ bulk bins will be on the stand for demonstration and we will be running some special show deals during the three days.

    Sigma™ shelving is the ideal solution for the fresh category as it helps reduce food waste and keeps produce fresher for longer in chillers. The clever shelving displays create wonderful in-store theatre that drives sales of up to 30%, so it is well worth the investment.

    Our best selling, POPAI award winning gravity bins are now installed in over 80 zero-waste stores around the UK, helping them and their customers to reduce plastic packaging waste and food waste as customers can purchase the exact amount they need. We will have the 7.5L, 12.5L and 20L gravity bins and 12.5L and 20L scoop bins available to view.

    We look forward to welcoming new and existing customers to our stand, J81, in the Farm Shop & Deli show area.

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