Having been in and around the supermarket refrigeration industry for many years, it's troubling to hear service techs refer to refrigerated display cases with improper or incorrect names. This is an excercise to help these techs learn the lingo of the trade and correct that problem:
Single-Deck Meat Case:
Pictured above is a basic single deck meat case. Please don't call it a meat cooler. Some folks refer to these as coffin cases, but there're not. We'll show a real coffin style further on down.
Multi-Deck Meat Case:
This is an example of a Multi-Deck Meat Case. Please do not refer to these open front, upright coolers. It's also considered a Self-Service case. This doesn't mean they fix themselves, it means the shopper has access to the product.
Service Meat Case:
This is a Service Meat Case where the customer must be served from the rear of the case. Similar cases are used for Deli or Fish. There are also many variations on the type of refrigeration in these service cases, each depending on the application and preferences of the store operator.
Island Frozen Food Case:
Here's the true "Coffin" style...for obvious reasons. It's allows for shopping on all four sides of the case and is often used as a promotional case with a dual temperature option.
Wide Island Frozen Food Case:
The Wide Island FF is essentially back-to-back coffin cases made as one unit and are usually installed with refrigerated end cases.
Glass Door Reach-in:
These come designed for Ice Cream or Frozen Foods and are also available for medium temperature duty like beverages, deli or dairy.
Single-Deck Produce Case:
This is a shot of the basic version of a Single-Deck Produce case. They often are supplied with a mirrored back canopy and sometimes an extended front to allow for a huge display of bulk (or unwrapped) produce. Please don't call it a vegetable cooler.
Multi-Deck Produce Case:
The multi-deck case has become much more popular in recent years, especially with the advent of more and more prepackaged produce products.
Island Produce Case:
The Island Produce is a full shop-around case. Many stores are opting for smaller, self-contained produce cases that can be moved around to suit the display.
Multi-Deck Dairy/Deli Case: