Early next year you will see a new label printing scale will hit the market place. Tentative date is February 2016. A top United States scale manufacturer will introduce a brand new electronic price computing scale with integral label printer. We will be sure to provide additional information as it becomes available.
Don’s first job not counting his paper routes was in the same meat shop that he owns today and renamed D. W. Whitaker Meats in 1991. He waited on people and cleaned after school and weekends for the family who had owned the meat shop for 45 years. Don says, “They taught me a lot. ‘Make sure the customer is happy.’ I always wanted to have my own business and I was eager to learn.”
Don keeps that old-time, first name relationship with his loyal customers and takes advantage of the most sophisticated weighing, pricing and labeling equipment. “When I first bought the shop, I worked 60 hours and more a week. I had two employees. Now I have five people full time and eight part-time people on weekends. We’ve added so much more. Now we have homemade chicken and turkey sausages. We opened a new deli meat case in October and added two more Ishida Astra scales that label the deli bags very neatly. We custom cut and trim our fresh pork and poultry and wrap it in butcher paper. We needed a price-computing scale that printed labels with all the food information and our distinctive logo. We needed all the equipment linked together and to a PC.” The Astra communicates via an RS-232 serial connection, and Don uses his netbook portable PC for all PLU and price updates. The easy-to-use Astra label-printing scale offers more features for less cost. The operator-friendly keyboard speeds up transactions with up to 88 preset keys. Astralink PLU editing software allows customization of the operator keysheet inserts. The Astra can store hundreds of PLUs and comes standard with eight label formats.
If you go, a Westside Market veteran advises shoppers to hone bargaining skills and bring cash—small bills, fives or tens, and a shopping bag. To get the best of these offerings you must do what your grandparents did—forge relationships. Forget how you behave at the grocery store; this is no grocery store. This is a place where your butcher knows your name; your fishmonger personally scales your fish; where you can spend 30 minutes tasting and buying cheese. Click here to see the entire article.
Can you buy a scale for weighing produce at the farmers market that is built tough and priced reasonably? The answer is yes and take a look at the CAS ER Jr legal for trade scale which is portable and includes a rechargeable battery which lasts up to 200 hours (without backlight) on a single charge. A low battery indicator lets you know when it is time for a charge. The ER Jr certified scale has a small footprint at 11.75 inches x 12.75 inches and will fit easily on counter tops, tables or any tight workspace. With best in class features and an economical cost, you can place multiple ER Jr price computing scales throughout your business to ensure customer satisfaction and maximum profitability. Additional standard features include lb/kg unit switching and three different methods to enter a tare weight: platter tare, keyboard tare, and programmable tare for a PLU. Continue reading
There will soon be a new rule regarding an integral part of USDA’s efforts to educate consumers about nutrition. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced recently that it will be making important nutritional information readily available to consumers on 40 of the most popular cuts of meat and poultry products. Under a new rule, packages of ground or chopped meat and poultry will feature nutrition facts panels on their labels. Additionally, whole, raw cuts of meat and poultry will also have nutrition facts panels either on their package labels or available for consumers at the point-of-purchase. The nutrition facts panels will include the number of calories and the grams of total fat and saturated fat a product contains. FSIS does not believe that it has underestimated the costs of the final rule. Since the Supplemental Proposed Rule Regulatory Impact Analysis was done, the total costs of labeling may have even decreased because of more cost-effective technology, such as less expensive computerized flexography and scale-label printers. The Continue reading
The CL5000 Label Printing Scale has the functions you need at an affordable price. Includes CL-Works software package. Use in supermarkets, specialty stores, deli’s and more! For a limited time, earn a $50 gift card for each label printing scale purchased. Contact Central Carolina Scale for more info.
CAS S2000JR60L NTEP legal for trade 60 lb. price computing scale features AC and rechargeable battery power, serial port, LCD display and is ideal weighing choice for everything from fudge and chocolate shoppes selling candy by the pound to local farmers market produce stands selling vegetables and fruit by the price per pound. Continue reading
Whether you use the scale in your store or outdoors at your market, the Detecto PC-10, PC-20, or PC-30 are NTEP Approved price computing scales that offers an unbeatable package. Designed to offer all the functions your business needs, the Detecto series is a stylish business tool. Detecto is a scale manufacturing leader making everything from hanging scales to industrial floor scales. Detecto’s “legal for trade” Price Computing Scales feature a brilliant red display that shows weight, unit price and total price simultaneously on each side of the scale to both operator and customer. Other features include 99 programmable preset prices which are retained in memory Continue reading
Take CAS’s most popular label printing retail scale, the LP-1000 series, make some improvements like allowing 4000 Price Lookups (PLU’s) and you have the new CAS LP-1000N and LP-1000NP (pole model) label printing scales. These CAS label printing retail scales are widely considered the best scale on the market today in its class. The LP1000N and LP1000NP are a feature rich, easy to use label printing scale backed by a leader in the industry, CAS corp.
With its ability to use the most popular label formats, print ingredients, includes software for your PC, the CAS LP-1000N will be perfect for delis, convenience stores, meat counter, bakery, grocery stores and more. Choice of 5 different labels. These CAS LP-1000N label printing retail price computing scales are available from Central Carolina Scale out of Sanford, NC.
CAS Corporation model S-2000Jr. is a general purpose price computing scale for direct sale of commodities in stores such as: supermarkets, delicatessens and groceries. The Model S2000 Jr. price computing scale is available in several different configurations, they include three multi-interval capacities and two display configurations. This scale has an eternal lb/kg conversion switch. The scale has dual markings and the lb/kg switch changes enunciators for proper indications. Tare weight may be entered using: platter tare, key board tare and tare programmed with a PLU.
The scale features a choice of LCD or VFD Displays, Stainless Steel Platter, 1/2lb And 1/4lb Keys where allowed, 3 Direct PLU’s & 199 Indirect PLU’s and choice of Optional Pole Display. The S2000JR also includes an RS-232C serial port for interfacing to the DLP-50 label printer.
When it comes to displays for the CAS S2000JR scale, VFD is green digits with black background. LCD is black digits with gray background. Battery power is available with LCD models but is NOT available with VFD models. Max capacities include 15 lb, 30 lb or 60 lb in either VFD or Continue reading