What is Remote vs. Self-Contained Refrigeration?

“I’m looking at a used Borgen case… How cold does it get?” We often get questions like this from a potential customer who are looking at buying a used Borgen merchandising case. In this case, a question came in via the Contact Us form on this website, but we also receive these through social media […]

New 3 Foot Self-Service Case

At Borgen, we are constantly engineering new designs for display cases that are both aesthetic and practical. Our dedicated team of engineers have decades of experience in what it takes to create a high quality refrigerated case. Recently, we released our latest product; the 3 Foot Endcap Self-Service case. Display Case Specs This durable case […]

Service Over Self-Service Case

Introducing the newest technology from Borgen Systems: the Service Over Self-Service Case. This hybrid cooling system features a closed glass service case on top and a customer-accessible self-service case below. Here are few reasons this case may be right for your business: Grocery Store Department Versatility The unique arrangement of the Gravity Over-Under Case gives […]

How To Safely Organize Your Walk-In Refrigeration Unit

We’ve all left food in the fridge a little longer than we should. While a dirty refrigerator at home can be unappealing, a dirty refrigerator at your restaurant or grocery store can create unsafe conditions for your product and customers. Raw meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy are the most common carriers of food-borne illness. Ensuring […]

Seafood Display Cases: How DekFRESH Technology™ Combats Seafood Department Challenges

In honor of the Seafood Expo in Boston this month, we’ve decided to shine the spotlight on seafood departments. With more consumers seeking healthy dietary choices, fish and other seafood have become the go-to protein alternative to beef and chicken. Despite sales improvements in seafood departments just in the last couple years (Progressive Grocer reported […]

Wine Merchandisers Now Available Following Wine Law in Tennessee

As of January 1, 2017, grocery stores in the state of Tennessee can now sell wine to their customers. Most retailers like Kroger, Wal-Mart, Publix, and Food City could start selling wine July 1, 2016, thanks to a law that passed in 2014. Grocery stores located within 500 feet of a liquor store, however, had […]

How Borgen Systems Helps Grocery Stores Meet Consumer Demands for Sustainability

It is no surprise that consumers expect more from the grocery stores they frequent. Shoppers are becoming increasingly more aware of and concerned about the environment, including wasted resources and food, pollution, and ecological issues. In 2012, FMI reported that 50% of consumers rated sustainability as very or somewhat important to them when choosing a […]

2016 Shopping Trends in Supermarket Meat Departments

The North American Meat Institute Foundation, Food Marketing Institute, and Sealed Air Food Care recently released the 2016 Power of Meat report. Based on this year, the future is bright for both supermarket and meat department sales. When retailers hone in on shopper demographics and their specific needs as consumers, everybody wins. It’s important for […]

How Your Meat Case Minimizes Food Waste & Attracts More Customers

As sustainable practices become more prevalent in the supermarket industry, grocery shoppers also have a heightened awareness of the environmental impact their dollar can have. Consumers are expecting more from the food they purchase and the companies they purchase from. It is no longer enough for grocery retailers to provide the products and brands customers […]

Refrigeration System Upgrades Lead to Big Returns for Supermarkets

As grocery stores and supermarkets approach the new year, they have to make important budget decisions. Since refrigeration and lighting account for more than 50% of total energy consumption for the average store, making sure these systems are running as efficiently as possible should be among the top priorities. Outfitting an entire grocery store with […]

Q & A With Grocery Headquarters: How Borgen Cases Evolved to Meet the Needs of Merchandisers

Earlier this year, Borgen Systems’ Vice President Bill Carlson sat down with Grocery Headquarters to discuss how Borgen Systems has crafted and evolved its product line to meet the ever-changing needs of supermarket customers. In the 30 years Borgen Systems has been in business, it has expanded into a leading innovator and manufacturer of quality refrigerated […]

What Is American Flowers Week?

American Flowers Week was established in 2015 to encourage a dialogue among farmers, policymakers, and the public about where their flowers come from. To celebrate and promote the origins of American-grown flowers, American Flowers Week aligns with the 4th of July. Support Local Floral Farmers One of the main purposes of American Flowers Week is […]

How Floral Retailers Can Help Customers Find the Most Meaningful Bouquets for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, a holiday that was responsible for one-fourth of all floral sales in 2015, with purchases consisting of hanging baskets, outdoor annuals and perennials, gardening supplies, and fresh-cut flowers. For those shopping for fresh-cut flowers and bouquets, they often ask floral retailers, “What kind of flowers should I get […]

Which Type of Bakery or Deli Display Case Is Best for Your Store?

Whether you’re opening a new supermarket or seeking to upgrade your equipment in a remodel or post acquisition, selecting the right refrigerated display cases for your store can be overwhelming. Borgen Merchandising Systems has a variety of unique products available for all store types and every shopper’s needs. We can even design a custom deli […]

Refrigerated Display Cases: Deli/Bakery Edition

Have you ever wondered just what goes into a deli and bakery display case from Borgen Merchandising Systems? While innovative designs and expert engineering are the skills required to craft a Borgen refrigerated case, they’re not what makes our cases stand out from the rest. What really drives our commercial refrigeration success are the merchandising […]

How Gravity+ Display Cases with DekFRESH Technology™ Revolutionize Retail Refrigeration

If you manage a grocery store or meat and seafood department, what would make your job easier? What would help make product last longer? What would improve food safety and keep your customers healthy and happy? Borgen’s Gravity+ case with revolutionary DekFRESH technology™ is the perfect solution to optimize your customer’s experience while maximizing efficiency. […]

DekFRESH technology™ Cooling System

DekFRESH technology™ is an innovative case cooling system that improves food safety for refrigerated display cases by eliminating areas of possible food contamination.   DekFRESH technology™ does not have the same structure you are used to seeing. The usual tank under the deck has been eliminated. Instead, the floor of the case has a built […]

Energy-Efficient Refrigeration Systems for Your Store – Part 2

In honor of Earth Day, Borgen Merchandising Systems is dedicating a two-part blog series to our environmental, or “green,” manufacturing practices. From glass and lighting to structure and coils, each Borgen refrigerated system is handcrafted for quality, efficiency, and sustainability. If you missed it earlier this month, check out Part 1 of our blog series […]

Four Economic Benefits of Borgen’s Floral Fresh Water Exchange Case

As all retailers know, the success of a floral department relies heavily on repeat customer sales. Proper management, customer engagement and education, and cleanliness are the key ingredients to optimizing profitability; however, when time is of the essence and labor is in short supply, optimal sanitary practices are often pushed to the back burner. Even […]

Display Case Study: Borgen Merchandising System’s Top 5 Customer-Driven Innovations

Whether we’re aiming to increase energy efficiency, improve ergonomics for employees, or expand product storage, Borgen Merchandising Systems is always innovating. But what many people may not realize is that our inspiration comes from our valued customers. Our engineers and craftsmen are problem-solvers and opportunity-seekers. So when one of our clients presents a new idea […]

Borgen Systems proudly announces new Northeast Sales Manager, Retail Supermarket and Floral marketing expert, Karen Leggett, to support local and regional customers’ merchandising programs.

DES MOINES, IOWA- Floral industry veteran Karen Leggett accepted a new position with Borgen Systems in September 2014. Her primary responsibility will be to support all customers in New England, Connecticut, upstate New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia to help develop sales programs and merchandising services to better meet the needs of the customers in these […]