DRESSING IT UP
STAINLESS STEEL VATS OF OLIVE OIL
are becoming a common sight in bulk foods
departments across the country. However, if
the spigot is not turned off completely, a slip-
and-fall lawsuit can enter the picture.
Ariston Specialties has eliminated that scenario with the Ariston My Dressing Center—an
automated olive oil and balsamic vinegar dispensing machine that allows shoppers to select
popular standard oils and balsamics, blends or
create their own proprietary blend with the tap
of a touchscreen.
Taking up about the space of a pallet, My
Dressing Center allows retailers to offer their customers up to 16
different oils and vinegars. Shoppers have the choice of either
an 8.5-ounce or 17-ounce bottle. They simply tap on the touchscreen, which can be customized to include information about
the retailer, and are talked through how to fill the bottle.
“The beauty of My Dressing Center is that it does not drip or
make mistakes,” says Tom Doukas, owner of Ariston Specialties,
three choices—straight oil or balsamic vinegar;
six recommended pairings with catchy names like
Greek Delight; or they can make their own blend.”
Doukas suggests retailers place My Dressing
Center in the produce, bakery or deli departments
to help drive ancillary sales of products like salad
greens, crusty Italian bread and cheeses.
“Through graphics, the machine shows the con-
sumer how to pick up the bottle, unscrew the cap,
open the door, place the bottle in it and close the
door,” Doukas says. “The machine knows what
size bottle is put in it so it will not overflow, spill or
make a mess.”
While the bottle is filling, the screen shows the shopper reci-
pes, which they can have sent to them by typing in their email
address on the touchscreen. “This way the store can also have
access to those email addresses and contact shoppers about
upcoming sales, events and promotions,” Doukas says.
For more information, visit aristonspecialties.com.
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