Our salad bar “The Arctic”
We constantly strive to create the freshest possible salad bar experience. A key part of the daily grind is to ensure that the person managing the salad bar has the best tools and information possible to create that experience. That is the basis on which we decided to challenge ourselves—doing something no one had ever done before. We created a digital platform where the center piece is the connected salad bar that we call *drum roll* “The Arctic”.
We’re handling the sci-fi up in here: The Arctic bar has a digital food freshness system, digital labels, smart cooling algorithms and displays to communicate with the consumer. It’s connected to a cloud-based monitoring system enabling active and passive control of store level parameters and remote support functionality.
A full concept solution
The Arctic bar provides a full concept solution from digital labels and planograms, to smart hand units for scanning of containers. Each container with products has a QR code which makes it traceable through the intelligent food safety system—integrated farm-to-fork traceability in continuous chain.
Data about consumption, which products that work well in different locations, cleaning schedules and temperature is used to optimize the assortment and enable data driven follow-ups.
The Arctic, and our digital platform define a new level of smartness in retail concepts (super smart, in fact), in other words, the Arctic is optimized to ensure that the customers and consumers get a fresh and tasty food experience. That is “fast food de la future” for us!
If you feel that you can’t get enough of the Arctic, Jonas Landström, Head of Business Development and IT at Picadeli, is happy to tell you more about the concept and our smart (yes, super smart. Ops sorry, are we repeating ourselves now?) salad bars.