Gourmet and Specialty Fresh Meat Display Case Lighting
Improper fresh food retail lighting impacts meat displays in several ways. First, "regular" fluorescents and LED lighting can alter the color, smell, flavor, of meat and increase the rapid rate of spoilage significantly affecting the salesability of that item.
The popularity of organic foods has even transcended into the meat showcases of butchers and gourmet meat shops and delicatessens.
Organic meats are now prominently on display and with fewer preservatives, they are even more sensitive to the effects of case lighting.
Gourmet food retail shoppers are more likely than ever to select meat based on its color and freshness. In fact, many studies have shown that color is the primary means by which consumers judge meat juiciness, tenderness and flavor.
Fresh Meat Displays
Farm fresh butcher shops and local grocery stores can extend the shelf life of their meat products and add to the sales value and profitability of the case by using a food light like PROMOLUX which is specifically engineered for fresh food retail displays. PROMOLUX fluorescent lights and LEDs designed for meat lighting, protect the bloom, the natural juices and flavor of assorted meat products ensuring shoppers are more satisfied with their purchase.
PROMOLUX True Color Definition Lamps and LEDs
PROMOLUX balanced spectrum lamps and LEDs emit lower levels of heat and ultraviolet radiation than regular grocery store fluorescent lamps, thus reducing the rate of meat decomposition. Compared to other fluorescent lighting, PROMOLUX lamps and LEDs emit 86% lower UV B radiation, a shorter wavelength that penetrates and causes heating, and 52% lower UV A radiation, a longer wavelength that tends to affect surfaces.
Because PROMOLUX lamps and LEDs are designed for true color definition, they have a more balanced visible spectrum than other fluorescent lamps. The yellow and green wavelengths that are predominant in regular fluorescent lighting are the most damaging wavelengths in the visible spectrum. PROMOLUX lamps and LEDs emit a more balanced range of wavelengths, including more of the red and blue wavelengths and more moderate levels of the yellow and green wavelengths.
This balance ensures that beef maintains its cherry red bloom while its fat and marbling are displayed in their true colors, rather than appearing brownish with yellowed or pink fat which often is the case with regular meat display lighting.
MEAT REWRAPS IN GROCERY STORE MEAT CABINETS
Meat that doesn’t sell can be sold more cheaply by rewrapping it, such as grinding it, marinating it, or even cooking it, but this still represents a loss in terms of
additional labor costs and realizing a smaller profit. <more...>