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04/28/2017

Encounter the #EptaExperience on Epta's Asia Pacific stand at Thaifex - World of Food Asia, scheduled to take place between 31 May and 4 June in Bangkok.
This is the largest event for the ASEAN economic community of the Food&Beverage, technology and Retail sectors that will involve the participation of more than 45,000 visitors and 2,000 Companies from all over the world. Epta will be attending Thaifex, an important showcase for the operators of the food sector, with its brands Bonnet Névé, Eurocryor, Misa and Iarp that offer solutions dedicated to a constantly evolving market with high growth rates of approximately 11%.* (Hall CH1, stand RR-15).
In order to respond to the requirements of the F&B industry and the Retail sector in this region, that is increasingly focused on food safety and a better presentation of foodstuffs, Epta will be presenting some of its flagship solutions, that are the result of the exclusive #EptaExperience. This is the strategy with which the Group has restated its capacity to combine state-of-the-art technology, innovation and expertise in the tailor-made design of its brands systems in order to offer Customers in stores an original and engaging experience. 
The new product range includes the Joy semi-vertical plug-ins and the Delight scooping from the Iarp Emotions Range as well as the New York vending machine for ice-creams from the Iarp City Collection. These two ranges are characterised by a design with elegant and high-tech forms, that contribute to attracting the attention of consumers towards the products on display and incentivising impulse buying. An additional distinctive trait of the two lines is the huge possibility they offer in terms of the personalisation of layout, thanks to the new digital printing straight onto metal sheets.
To promote maximum energy efficiency combined with the use of natural refrigerants, Epta offers the EptaBlue CO2 solution that enables normal and low temperature cabinets and cold rooms to be equipped with an on-board refrigeration unit, to transform them from remote cabinets to plug-ins, by exploiting a water circuit. This solution is 100% natural and completely integrated with the store’s HVAC system that was designed by Epta to respond to the requirements of small and medium stores to limit energy consumption, reduce the installation complexity of refrigeration systems, while guaranteeing an excellent return on their investments.
* http://www.worldoffoodasia.com/press-releases

 

03/13/2017

Epta thanks all those who came visit its stand at Euroshop 2017, the largest Retail sector fair in the world which took place in Düsseldorf, where it presented all the latest products from its brands Costan, Bonnet Névé, George Barker, Eurocryor, Misa, Iarp and Knudsen Køling, as well as the exclusive Epta Service for post-sales assistance services.

The event was also an opportunity to confirm once again the Group’s capacity to combine the expertise, innovation and personalisation of the solutions presented by its brands, offering Customers an original and captivating store experience. The strategy is encapsulated in the claim “#EptaExperience is the way”.

William Pagani, Group Marketing Director for Epta, commented: “Epta positions itself on the market as a trustworthy partner able to offer Retailers complete solutions that set themselves apart through their reliability, high quality and cutting-edge technology, which thus establishes the centrality of Customers and the Group’s attention to satisfying their every requirement. We have always worked with the key players of the Retail Sector to revamp food areas, transforming them into spaces for interaction and discovery, where Consumers can experience unforgettable, enjoyable and gratifying moments, including from an aesthetic perspective” and he concluded “Our objective? To transform stores from Points of Sale to Points of Experience and transport Customers to a new emotional and engaging shopping dimension.”

03/03/2017

Epta has launched the new #EptaExperience APPthat was developed for Euroshop 2017 in collaboration with BT and Eit Digital.

The application is available on Google Play and App Store and represents the digital strategy for “#EptaExperience is the way”, but is a limited taster version of the app. It is a concept through which Epta has confirmed once again its capacity to combine expertise, innovation and personalisation of its brands’ solutions, to offer Consumers a unique and engaging experience and transform retail spaces from Points of Sale to Points of Experience, contributing to Retailers’ commercial success.

The APP is already available to enable users to view teaser content and get “a taste” of the experience they will be able to enjoy in Epta’s exhibition space from 5 to 9 March (Stand A60 – B60, Pad. 16). Thanks to the beacon technology, when visitors arrive at the stand the full version app and will become a digital guide to accompany them on an immersive tour to discover new refrigerated solutions and systems with state-of-the-art technology.

The interactive presentation will have insights into special partnerships, in-depth information on new products and services and exclusive videos and fun moments, allowing visitors to truly discover the unique #EptaExperience.

Download the #EptaExperience! APP now:

     

01/02/2017

Food waste is an increasingly pressing problem for Europe, and one which has considerable knock-on effects at an economic, environmental and social level.
Recent research conducted by FUSIONS, a project funded by the European Commission Framework Programme 7, revealed that the annual food wasted created by member States of the European Union totals around 88 million tonnes, at an estimated loss of 143 billion Euro*.
In line with the Sustainable Development objectives adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations last September, the goal set by the EU is to halve pro capita food waste of retailers and homes by 2030: together these account for around 60% of wastage. In this respect, Epta’s cutting-edge refrigeration solutions not only offer flawless presentation but also outstanding freshness and food safety. All of which guarantees “food that is healthy, safe and available for everyone”.
It is a responsible approach, and one wholly in keeping with the concept “The Epta Way UP: preserving #FoodValue”.
Using technologically advanced systems, it preserves and displays food perfectly, ensuring its value is maintained intact. In fact the ongoing investments the Group has made in Research and Development bear witness to Epta’s desire to promote the pivotal nature of refrigeration as a vital resource for protecting agrifood assets and counteracting food waste. In Italy we have the prime example of the collaboration between Epta, through its brand Costan, and the Selex associated Roberto Abate Group that has been fighting food waste since 2015 by donating all surplus to the needy through an agreement with Banco Alimentare.
The mainly fresh products are collected from retail outlets and distributed to beneficiaries in dishes prepared in food banks and residential facilities or offered to families in financial difficulty. In 2016 Roberto Abate increased the number of supermarkets involved, including also the new Famila superstore in Siracusa that was produced with Costan.  This is a store where efficiency and solidarity merge thanks to the choice of cutting edge refrigerated units that improve the shelf life of products, while maintaining their nutritional properties and organoleptic qualities.
William Pagani, Epta Group Marketing Director commented: “We are very proud to have taken part in this important project which allows us to show off our skill in supplying integrated refrigeration systems that meet every need of our clients. At the same time, they meet the community’s goals to counter waste, in accordance with our strategy to spread a culture of food value and proper food preservation, and in keeping with food health and hygiene standards”.

12/16/2016

Epta, through the Group's Iarp brand name, will be an exhibitor at Tuttofood, the third European Trade Show in Europe to be hosted in Milan from May 3rd through 6th, during the Expo 2015 inaugural week, in the area dedicated to Venditalia's special edition (Pavilion 18, Stand F43). This very prestigious International showcase will offer the opportunity to launch two new Iarp solutions for the world of vending machines: Diamond and Oasi.

Top performance and technology are Diamond's major features: this innovative plug-in positive-temperature cabinet provides very high performance levels, in class A++.

The equipment features an exclusive electronic price display and a tablet, making it possible for clients to access nutritional details about the products on display. Iarp's commitment to food value is also demonstrated by Oasi, the ice-cream vending machine combining cutting-edge refrigeration technology with an independent control unit, thereby affording a higher level of temperature control and food safety. Moreover, Oasi has a built-in restocking control software and a lit display box to improve interaction with the consumer and boost sales.

Among the highlights of the excellent equipment Iarp presents at Tuttofood are the Realook 42  plug-in for beverages and Realook 45, ideal for ice-creams.

These cabinets with a built-in unit and a contemporary appeal are highly interactive. An LCD screen integrated in the glass door conveys promotional content and actively involves the consumer in an unprecedented shopping experience. Lastly, the vending machines of the Laser range will be presented, offering the possibility to combine the sale of fresh food products alongside non food products, by totally customising the internal layout.

12/16/2016

Epta participated again this year in Thaifex, one of the most important Asian events in the food&beverage sector, taking place from 25 to 29 May at the prestigious IMPACT Exhibition & Convention Center in Bangkok, in the heart of Thailand (Hall Ch1; Stand QQ-01). This thirteenth edition was a record event with 38,000 professionals expected to attend and 1,800 exhibitors hailing from 27 nations (+7% more than in 2015) all inside the 80,000 m2 exhibition space that hosted simultaneously three events:  World of Food Service, World of Seafood, World of Coffee.

Epta was present with its brands Iarp, Misa and Eurocryor, which exhibited a wide range of products designed to meet the specific needs of the Asian market. In particular, Iarp displayed its full line of stylish and compact plug-ins, with Realook as its star product. With its appealing and modern style Realook is also surprisingly interactive, equipped with a 47’’ LCD screen integrated into the glass door allowing promotional material to be displayed, actively involving the end customer in an unprecedented shopping experience. The new line of vending machines for ice cream, snacks and drinks, Iarp City Collection, has a captivating design that sets it apart from the competition, as does its capacity for extreme personalization. More specifically, customers personal branding can be digitally printed directly onto sheet metal in response to the consumers' specific requirements, making every vending machine unique and strengthening the promotion of the items displayed. Thaifex also provided an opportunity to present the new Gondola refrigerated display cases by Eurocryor that, thanks to a perfect blend of transparency and elegance, add a special touch to upscale sales points’ food areas.

Lastly, Epta's commitment to ensuring maximum food safety was highlighted by the presence of a Misa coldroom. Its antibacterial Epta Food Defense system employs silver ions to prevent, combat and eliminate numerous species of bacteria to guarantee unparalleled freshness for the typical ingredients found in Asian cuisine.