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Why the Electronic Shelf Label is the Best For Handling Dairy Products?

Today, major grocery stores rely on electronic shelf labels to manage the shelf life of their dairy products.

Managing dairy products is one of the most complicated responsibilities in the grocery store. Checking the inventory, restocking, ensuring they are not expired, and daily unloading of deliveries take a lot of time. Not to mention, doing all these tasks is prone to human errors and food waste. 


Imagine the profit you will lose if these problems frequently happen to your store. You might see your business go down as your dairy products expire. Not a good scenario at all.


Today, major grocery stores rely on electronic shelf labels to manage the shelf life of their dairy products. Through ESL, you will significantly reduce human errors and food waste in your operations. In addition, unlike exercising traditional solutions to your processes, ESL gives you more time to focus on customer service to help your store provide the best possible in-store shopping experience.


SOLUM's latest lineup of ESL is now empowered by the all-new Newton system that elevates an ordinary ESL's capabilities. With Newton's features, you can better automate your business operations and manage your dairy product's shelf life.


Here is an illustration showing the difference between using ESL solutions and traditional solutions in managing dairy products.

Traditional Process for Dairy Section



Check expiration dates of all products once a day.

Attach discount stickers to products nearing expiry date.

Dispose of expired products.



Problems of Traditional Process


There are no tools to manage expiration dates systematically. The staff has to stop by all shelves once a day at a fixed time to see if any products are due.


Furthermore, the staff has to check every item in the dairy section before attaching discount stickers. You can apply different discount rates depending on the date and time, but you'll eventually give limited discounts because of the lengthy process.


Selling Expired Items by Mistake

Many stores unknowingly sell expired products. Most of the cases of food violations are past the expiration date. Customers who buy expired items will lose confidence in the company, which will affect sales.


Lots of Food Waste

Due to the difficulty of flexible price operations, many inventories are not quickly sold out, resulting in many discards.

Process of Newton Shelf-life Management for Dairy Section



Staff enters the expiration date and registers the expiry notification schedule in the system when receiving a new product.

The expiration date is automatically logged in (ex: June 2nd arrival + 3-day shelf life = expiry is June 4th).

Staff assigns different colors depending on the date/time.

The system displays discount notifications on products reaching expiry dates and flashes the assigned LED color (ex: 10% discount for blue, 20% for yellow, 30% for orange, or discard for red).

When the product is sold, staff presses the button to delete the management date.



The Newton Difference

Newton provides an optimal shelf life management solution that intuitively informs you of shelves containing products that need to be checked for expiration dates through LEDs so that you don't have to check every shelf.


Newton can also automatically add a discount notification on items that are nearing their use-by date. This solution helps reduce food waste through streamlined inventory management and LED alarm functions.


Switch now to Newton and say goodbye to manual processes! It’s time to embrace automation and see the convenience and transformation it brings to your business operations.


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