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Six do’s for new unpackaged stores

Six do’s for new unpackaged stores

Are you considering opening an unpackaged store? We would love to help you! Here are six do’s that get you started.

  1. Talk to people who have opened a similar store. Have a good thought about the finance and how much you need to exist for three years, because this is the period a start-up normally needs to be successful. Can you lend money from family, friends, the bank? Otherwise start a crowdfunding. That is a good way to create engagement with future customers.
  2. Make sure you have the right competences in your team. Your internal and external organization needs to be in place. Think about stock, suppliers for bulk delivery, employees, decoration, promotions, commercials. Furthermore you must arrange permits and consider things like hygiene, fire safety and shelf life.
  3. Be careful when choosing your location. This is the most important thing in retail. Know that a “save packaging” concept does not attract everyone to come to your store and consider a location that is already visited by potential customers. A shop in shop concept would be a good idea. Negotiate the prize and make sure you have an escape option.
  4. Investigate the best period for opening, set the date and hold on to this date.
  5. Start promotion before opening and communicate about your drive and mission. Give special attention to social media and online presence. Involve your customers and let them help when putting together the assortment and service.
  6. Make sure the store’s neighbourhood is aware of the opening. Keep track of your customers and surprise them regularly with promotions, attractive deals or please consider a loyalty program.

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Large food dispensers take over

What kind of dispenser are you looking for: a push/pull dispenser, elephant dispenser or a standard one? Have you ever considered a large food dispenser? It looks great in your store and it can give an exact amount of the product the customer wants. This is why every supermarket or food store can benefit from a large food dispenser.

Wow factor
A wall of candy, nuts or cereals is a very impressive thing to see. The large food dispensers fill the wall and make an outstanding presentation of the product. Especially when a large area is filled with a colourful product.

Pick and mix
When you place several large food dispensers next to each other and put different variants of the product in the dispensers your customers can pick and mix and get a mix of jelly beans, nuts or cereals.

In control
Big tubes give small portions. This way the customer can get exact the amount he needs. Even the largest food dispensers can give a precise portion.


You do not want to fill up your dispensers ten times a day? The usage of a big tube is a great and easy way to present your bulk and fast selling products. This way you do not have to fill up the dispensers several times a day.

Efficient use of space
You use the height of your store and this helps when you do not have a lot of surface.

An impression of large food dispensers
Here are some customers who are using big tubes. Supermarket AH XL in the Netherlands created a jelly bean wall with dispensers from Food Dispense.

At the popup store of Arla Skyr at the trainstation in Utrecht, The Netherlands, a wall of toppings was created. Here you can pimp your Skyr