Capital Cooling Puts Freeze in Oaka Supercity Cabinets
As the Lunar New Year was rung in on January 28 and Spring Festival celebrations continue to be enjoyed among Chinese, other Asians and additional revelers in the East and West, Capital Cooling was pleased to have done its part to enhance the ethnic cuisine supply chain in Scotland. The Edinburgh-based company worked in partnership with Oaka Supercity in Glasgow to provide the retail operator with display cabinets for both frozen and chilled products.
The frozen food department of the recently opened store features three Vulcan V3 units multiplexed together to create a striking focal point. The Vulcan is a remote display freezer that comes in 2, 3, 4 and 5-door variants, enabling retailers to create merchandising displays that suit their requirements.
Located just a short walk from George Square, Oaka is positioned to serve office workers as well as the sizeable student population in the area. The spacious premises combine both an Asian superstore that stocks a wide assortment of products not found elsewhere in the neighborhood, and a street food station where hot food including fried fish balls, ramen noodles, kai bao (chicken with pork and prawn) and miso soup may be purchased.
Attractive signage above the Vulcan V3 freezer units beckons shoppers to check out Asian products that run the gamut from dim sum and dumplings to hot pot ingredients, seafood items and desserts.
The business concept of the retailer is to provide authentic “home food from Asia” to consumers. Indeed, Oaka is derived from the word for home in the Hakka language. The dialect is spoken in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and numerous provinces throughout China.
“Our ancestry has been a big source of inspiration in helping us to bring you a wide range of quality products from across Asia, whilst also ensuring that we provide the service and warmth as one would to the arrival of guests. We truly believe this is the key to a happy home not just within Asian culture, but around the world,” states the retailer at its website.
"Our vision is simple. We want to bring service, convenience and an element of style to the Asian foods marketplace,” said Eric Caira, director of Oaka. “Our aim was to design an attractive store that would allow customers to believe not only in our brand, but the products we sell. So we have created a more comfortable experience for them to browse our aisles and eat at our street food station.”
About the Supplier
Capital Cooling is a UK-based company that specializes in the manufacture and sale of commercial refrigeration equipment, including leading brands such as Capital, Foster Refrigerator, Scotsman Ice Machines and ISA Refrigeration. In addition to multideck freezers and chilled food cabinets, it offers chest freezers and ice cream display cases.