Whether you manage a candy store, convenience store, grocery store, bakery, or ice cream parlor, if you sell unwrapped food items of any kind, you need plastic containers that will allow you to display those items in convenient and attractive ways while keeping the food fresh and safe from debris.
In other words, despite how useful they are in other situations, plain ol’ plastic containers aren’t going to work this time. Food items require containers that will keep them fresh and safe from contamination, and a typical round or square plastic container with an opening won’t provide any of that.
Gravity bins are some of the most common display fixtures for dry food items. You’ve probably seen these kinds of fixtures mounted to the walls and countertops and holding dry foods like small candy pieces, coffee beans or grinds, cereal, and nuts. Depending on the model, there is usually some kind of knob or lever the customers can turn or pull that starts a flow of the food product for the customer to catch in another container or a baggie.
However, not every business wants to use gravity bins. Maybe there isn’t enough wall or countertop space, or maybe the store owner wants to display a food item that gravity bins are designed to hold. Fortunately, there are many other acrylic bins and plastic containers available for attractively and conveniently displaying your food items while still keeping the food fresh and clean.
Acrylic Bins and Plastic Containers with Lids
Acrylic bins and plastic containers with lids are necessary display fixtures for any kind of food item that isn’t protected from the elements in some other way. Store owners can use bins and containers with lids to store and display everything from bulk unwrapped candy like gumballs to dry snacks like pretzels, peanuts, and trail mix.
Acrylic Bins and Plastic Containers with Hand Grips
Acrylic bins and plastic containers with hand grips are perfect for storing and displaying food items that customers need to pour in order to access. Generally, customers only need to unscrew the container’s lid and then pour the food item. Such food items might include snacks like trail mixes or a restaurant chef’s baking supplies like sugar or flour.
Hand grip containers are especially convenient because their handles make them easy to transport from the display location to the kitchen or stock room.
Acrylic Bins and Plastic Containers with Scoops and Tongs
Acrylic bins and plastic containers with scoops and tongs are ideal for storing and displaying food items that customers can’t access with their hands alone. These kinds of containers often already come with hinged or sliding lids designed especially for them.