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Strategic ideas for stores that stand out

Our retail design experts bring tactical thinking to every project – from the largest food chains to single-store owners – creating stores that are set up for success.

Retail reimagined

Successful retailers know they need to stand out from competitors and compel shoppers to buy more, more often. Store layout and design can play a crucial role in differentiating your brand, not only helping customers navigate your wares, but enjoy doing so. Our Design Services Group collaborates with food retailers to create experiences that encourage people to visit their stores again and again.

We provide strategic layout and store design services to food retailers of every type, from the largest national chains to single-store owners, offering custom solutions that address the specific goals of each business we serve while optimizing the factors that drive success. The group is led by accomplished veterans of the food retail industry who have deep experience in store development and design.

Our holistic approach delivers retail excellence and innovation. It is steeped in proven practices and winning trends – including retail as a service, retail as an experience and retail as inspiration. We start with your business, merchandising and brand objectives, then apply our expertise in creative store design that considers all the elements that can maximize sales and customer loyalty while minimizing overall operating costs.

Inspired design is important, but so is understanding the levers that influence sales and profitability in food retailing.  

Environments designed to succeed

Creating an environment that moves products and shoppers is both art and science. Our retail design experts know how to guide customers through a space and entice them to interact with the merchandise in it. Inspired design is important, but so is understanding the levers that influence sales and profitability in food retailing. 

Our strategic design process takes into account factors such as energy efficiency and sustainably, traffic flow, experiential pleasure, brand image, global trends, market research and data analytics, as well as retail optimization and operational efficiencies to maximize ROI.

The Hussmann Design Services Group collaborates with our other business units, including Market Research, Product Management and Engineering, drawing on each team’s specialized expertise and capabilities to fully leverage Hussmann’s industry understanding and provide the greatest value to our customers.

Nurturing your vision from concept to completion

For more than a century, we have supported our food retailer partners with personalized service and best-in-class offerings that enable growth and lasting relationships with shoppers. Much more than a refrigeration manufacturer, we are an integrated solutions provider that will work with you from store conception and product selection through equipment installation, maintenance and aftermarket service – we can even manage your entire project.

Our total solutions program includes store design, equipment and fixtures, cabinetry, consulting services and overall image enhancement. We believe that customer service is just as important as any piece of equipment or design we provide. That’s why our team is dedicated to assisting our customers with exactly what they need.

In addition to planning and store design services, we can help you with ancillary asset sourcing, consolidation, fulfillment, and lifecycle management.