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Nug Nog: A Chilly, Chewable, Holiday Favorite

By: Lee Davis I love the Nug! … Scotsman Nugget Ice that is. Nugget Ice is the original chewable ice from Scotsman Ice Systems. It’s a delightful alternative to hard, plate-frozen ice cubes, especially if you like to chew ice! Nugget Ice machines produce this chilly treat by freezing water inside of a refrigerated cylinder. Once frozen, a turning auger pushes the ice through holes in the cylinder….

No More “Pop Goes the Handle”

By: Lee Davis Rubbermaid Commercial Products has upgraded its mechanical sweepers. The annoying tendency of the handles to come loose and “pop” free of the sweeper base has been solved. It’s now a threaded connection! Additionally, the redesigned units will come with a reinforced base and new grey bumpers. SKUs will remain the same and products will ship according to availability. Click here for this updated product’s full…

Hatco Heated Zone Merchandisers – Hot New Energy Saving Solution

By: Lee Davis The local truck stop in my hometown is by far the hottest lunch venue for miles around. The main attraction is a variety of boxed grab-and-go hot sandwiches of the burger, fried chicken patty, meatloaf and bar-b-que variety: hearty if not heart healthy. The sandwiches are merchandised in a traditional self-serve, slanted shelf warmer with two tiers. As you grab a sandwich from the front,…

Rubbermaid Eliminates BPA in All SKUs

By: Lee Davis What is BPA? Bisphenol A is a building block of polycarbonate plastic, which is commonly used in the production of food and beverage containers and packaging. BPA is also used to make epoxy resins that coat the inside of food cans and bottle tops. What’s the big deal? There’s a lot of controversy over just how dangerous BPA may or may not be to consumers,…