3) Modular Gravity-fed 5-Food Dispensers

BULK PRODUCT GRAVITY-FED SELF-SERVE
Gravity-fed customer self-serve food 5-product dispensers served stores in the Quebec Natural Food Co-op Network, Montana & other bulk stores of the Montreal region during the 1980 -2000's distributed by Indigene Community Foods & La Balance warehouse.  Many food professionals & customers note that no other dispenser meets this quality of design & ease of usage.
PRODUCT FLOW-THROUGH - All product flows through the dispenser for constant & uniform freshness.
CONTAINER RE-USE: Customers can fill their own bags & containers exactly according to their own quantity specifications eliminating retail packaging costs.
DURABLE MATERIALS & DESIGN
The bulk dispensers are made with transparent 3/16" plexiglass fronts & durable white styrene divisions, backs, sides, top & bottom. POLY-ETHYLENE & POLY-PROPYLENE VERSIONS.


BOTTOM STORAGE DISPLAY CABINET
Made with 1/2" Melamine-type plastic surface wood as well as a transparent see-through tray for customer familiarization with wholesale product sizes as well as pre-packaged retail product. Dispenser Unit is securely screw attached to the Cabinet.  The cabinet door locks into place with a child-resistant lock.
SUPER-EFFICIENT VERTICAL STORE SPACE USAGE
Five products are clearly displayed in a 2 foot wide display space (4 3/4" wide / food) at customer eye level.  Dispenser top sits at 6 feet tall with product served at waist level.  The store is designed with more sales display space & less hidden space.  Each of the five product vaults are designed to hold a large volume emptied product such as 65 pound or 29 kilogram warehouse size bags. Employees are able to lift the bags to shoulder level perhaps assisted by a step-stool then discharge the contents sliding down the angled surface into the product display vault.

QUALITY VERIFICATION & CONTROL
The angled surface is gentle on product granular integrity.  As product flows into the vault, the transparent viewing front enables the employee to quickly verify product quality for vibrance & insect presence. If product is inferior it may be quickly drained from each vault through an employee operated gravity only valve back into the warehouse bag & out of the store display.  Customers have full visual assessment for each product, enhancing confidence.
ERGONOMIC & PRODUCT-QUALITY
Simple functional durable design is easy for customers to operate easily & instinctually without spills, jamming or breakage.  Customers scoop granular products directly down into a product bag-holding funnel.  The customer secures the bag by pulling & holding it against the funnel with one finger, while operating the scoop with the other hand to fill the bag to their desired quantity. The scoop pulls the nut-sized, granular or powder sized food down into the customer bag or container.  Designed around granular 'angles of incidence' product flows is encouraged by the scoop but never spills.  Gravity-fed employee quick dispensing option takes a special technique unfamiliar to customers.
RETAIL & WHOLESALE
Below the bag is a pre-packaged retail product tray, which can also support a large heavy customer bag fill.  Below the Product-tray is storage space for warehouse sized bags, giving retail & commercial customers familiarity & acces to warehouse size units.  

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