This fall, producers of equipment for cooling and freezing boast a wide range of equipment for frozen food producers, including display cabinets, chillers, piston compressors, cryogenic freezers, either new or refurbished.
Refrigerated display cases/cabinets (RDCs) are refrigeration equipments used for storing and displaying products (food and beverage items) which require chilled or frozen conditions. The global market for RDCs was valued at USD 8,780.3m in 2012, according to company Transparent Market Research. It is further expected to grow at 9.6% CAGR during forecast period 2013 to 2019 and reach market size worth USD 16,283.4 million by 2019. Factors such as expanding retail (food retail) store network, rise in consumer dispensable income, and changing consumer lifestyle, are expected to help support market growth during the forecast period.
Demand from small to medium sized stores, which often have limited investment power and floor space, is expected to support the market growth of plug-in RDCs as compared to remote systems, according to the market research company. For the same reasons, vertical RDCs are expected to see higher demand too, compared to horizontal or other types. Advantages such as flexibility to move them as per store floor-plan and low installation time are seen as key attributes to support demand for plug-in RDCs. In contrast, features such as more display space per unit area of floor makes vertical RDCs preferred by store operators.