Phononic has announced that mass production is underway of its new Phononic F200 Merchandising Freezer and Phononic C200 Merchandising Refrigerator.
The products are powered by sustainable solid-state technology that replaces loud, bulky compressors, and features a compact countertop design and near-silent operation.
This enables multiple placement opportunities in a retail setting – from checkout counters to mid-aisle and endcap displays.
According to the company, grocers and big box retailers can leverage this technology to redesign in-store layouts, improve product placement and offer a wider variety of fresh, seasonal foods throughout the store.
Similarly quick-serve restaurants can capitalize on shopper impulse buys by offering more popular grab-and-go items, like ice cream, directly at the point-of-sale.
The firm’s VP and GM of food and beverage, Dana Krug, said: “Freedom of placement is a game-changer for food retailers, and Phononic’s F200 freezer and C200 refrigerator present an ideal way to offer the products consumers demand in the locations they prefer.”
“Our customers trialling this technology have seen an increase in sales, and due to a design that eliminates moving parts, maintenance and service costs are lower.
“They are quickly realizing the potential for this new concept, and we are excited to scale production to now offer both products to grocery stores, convenience stores, retailers and restaurants.”
The products have been designed such that they radically alter the sustainability footprint for freezers and refrigerators.
Phononic’s semiconductor technology uses only low-pressure CO2 and water to cool and freeze, rather than harmful refrigerants found in compressor-based incumbents.