Local Heart, Global Soul

December 14, 2017

When Your Bread Leaps Out At You…

Filed under: BELGIUM,FOOD,PHOTOGRAPHY — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

The Belgium supermarket just a few kilometers from Baarle-Nassau / Baarle-Hertog, has come up with a third and final surprise.

Still in the bakery section where I found the bread slicing machines of yeterday’s post, I now find another difference to Dutch supermarkets.

There are individual cabinets for the various bread loaves, Ok, a few Dutch supermarkets have this but we have seen it more often in Germany.

The ones we have seen before however are just the sort where there is a row of (usually perspex) containers, and they have drop-down (or occasionally lift-up) doors so that you can reach the items inside.

This one goes a leap further because each section extends out quite a distance, that said I have not quite figured out why this would be a bigger advantage over the “flat” wall systems we already know.

I can only guess at two reasons: it would be easier for staff to clean inside the cabinets and if two customers wanted access to the same cabinet then they could take a side each and get what they want without waiting. there are probably more reasons that I haven’t twigged to yet, but this style of bakery cabinet is yet another ‘first” that we have seen here. I know… it’s the small things that get me excited, but I prefer to think of it as: a new discovery is a new discovery no matter how big it is.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)


  1. These photos are making me wish for a fresh loaf of bread! This market is filled with innovative ideas. Thank-you!

    Comment by Ellen — December 15, 2017 @ 10:25 pm | Reply

    • Ellen,
      Don’t you love that something as simple as visiting a different countries Supermarket can give insight into not only great ideas but also how customers there want their bread? I find it fascinating.

      Comment by kiwidutch — December 17, 2017 @ 4:57 am | Reply

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