Fresh food trends tempt Adande into retail

Adande has vowed to challenge “conventional views” on the temperature controlled storage of perishable foods in the retailing sector with its range of refrigerated drawers.

After seeing its innovative drawer units gain popularity in restaurant kitchens and other foodservice environments, Adande is bidding to diversify by marketing it to the retail sector.

Karl Hodgson, UK sales director at Adande, says the company is confident it can build on the success it has enjoyed in the foodservice industry.

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“The growth of freshly prepared ‘food to go’ in the retail sector has led to increased demand for high performance refrigeration, with stable operating temperatures, extending the storage life and product quality of perishable food,” said Hodgson.

“Our patented refrigerated drawer systems are meeting this demand across a rapidly increasing number of retail applications, and in particular, fresh pizza preparation and the bakery department.”

Lowestoft-based Adande’s patented drawer system features a modified air flow pattern and R-404A or hydrocarbon refrigerants, which deliver high efficiency cooling.

It works on the principle that cold air is denser than warm air, with specially designed insulated drawers holding the refrigerated air within the units no matter how frequently the drawers are opened.

Adande can supply the drawers as standalone solutions or as integrated parts of service counters. They are designed for bulk storage, of up to 40kg of food, at the point of sale, facilitating fast replenishment of counters and eliminating the need for staff to leave their position to fetch stock.

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