New Line of Ice-Cream Cabinets From Master-Bilt
New Albany, N.Y. Master-Bilt, New Albany, Miss., has introduced its BHC Series, a new line of self-contained bottom-mounted ice-cream hardening and holding cabinets.
The BHC Series consists of three models that offer increased cost-savings, as well as a convenient bottom mounted refrigeration system. The bottom-mounted system raises the lower shelf, making heavy ice-cream containers easier to access.
The single door BHC-27 is available in 115v and 230v versions, while the two-door BHC-48E is available in 230v. The 230v versions operate on both 60 and 50-cycle power, which makes them adaptable for overseas use.
All models are equipped with efficiency features that reduce the amount of energy expelled to maintain the temperature of the cabinet. The refrigeration system features a low-maintenance bare tube condenser coil that reduces the amount of trapped debris, eliminating unnecessary labor costs by requiring cleaning typically only once a year. An electronic controller with a digital thermometer and ala function offer a combination of efficiency, accuracy, and reliability. User-friendly, self-closing doors, have a 90? hold-open feature and sure-sealing magnetic gaskets to assure a tight seal.
The BHC-27 stores 24 three-gallon cans, while the BHC-48E offers the capacity to store 48 three-gallon cans. They are constructed of 24-gauge white painted galvanized steel on the interior and exterior and feature four adjustable, heavy-duty epoxy-coated pilaster-supported wire shelves per door and two-in. thick foamed-in-place polyurethane insulated walls.
Apple unveils first China store
BEIJING, China Apple unveiled its first store in China, set to open Saturday, July 19, at the Village at Sanlitun retail development.
The all-glass building has the same design as Apple’s other retail units and features Apple store staples, including a multi-lingual Genius Bar. The store will be Apple’s 219th retail store worldwide.
“This is the first of many stores we will open in China,” said Ron Johnson, Apple’s senior vp of retail, in remarks to the press. He also confirmed that another store will open in Beijing’s Qianmen area, a shopping street south of Tiananmen Square that has been renovated in anticipation of the Olympics.
Mattel reports 2Q net income drop
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. Mattel today reported a net income of $11.8 million, or 3 cents per share, for the second quarter of 2008, compared to last year’s net income of $22.8 million, or 6 cents per share, for the like period.
“We expected the positive contribution from toys tied to the summer entertainment properties Batman: The Dark Knight™, Speed Racer™ and Kung Fu Panda™,” said Robert A. Eckert, chairman and ceo of Mattel. “And we also achieved nice growth in several of our key core brands, including Fisher-Price Core and American Girl. International markets continue to lead the way, but the U.S. business also posted solid performance in the quarter.”