Craigies Farm Shop & Cafe

Craigies Farm got in touch with G-MAK in April 2022 for our help with refitting the butchery and deli area of their award-winning farm shop.

Years of hectic trade had taken its toll on the display counters and back-wall prep area so it was looking jaded. Could G-MAK assist with designing a complete replacement of the refrigeration equipment and fabrication….?

What we did

The refit was to encompass a very specific area without encroaching on the rest of the shop. After detailed discussions with the customer we produced a design scheme for the new butchery area that maximised the full potential of the space available while blending in with their new rustic timbers and décor. Our installation included:

  • A brand new year-2022 Eurocryor COMFORT MAXI straight glass counter (the first in the UK) complete with 5 metres of built-in fresh meat self-service area.
  • A matching Eurocryor COMFORT MAXI straight glass deli counter complete with special shop-fitted wooden cladding to the frontage.
  • Bespoke stainless-steel fabrication for the back wall cupboards, work-tops, chopping blocks and wash-up area
  • Low-energy refrigeration plant. This also enabled the customer to secure a green-energy grant
  • We worked behind the scenes to prepare all the new refrigeration plant and avoid disruption to the fam shop (Craigies trade 7 days a week), meaning that the display equipment was installed and commissioned in under 2 days.

Eurocryor KITE B bespoke straight glass serveover counter

Based on what they’d seen at Edwards of Conwy we put forward our design scheme for a bespoke Eurocryor model KITE B serveover counters with straight glass for fresh meat, cooked meat, cheese and pies plus the Eurocryor model GEMINI low-height multideck for fresh meat along an entire wall.

In keeping with the rural locality of the shop the copper-coloured finishes were specified by Morris’ to enhance their desired rustic theme.

Benefits and results

The butchery and deli areas have been transformed into a warm and inviting new shopping experience for customers, with the modern refrigerated counters blending seamlessly into the whole organic theme of the farm shop and adjacent restaurant.

The large self-service area of the new butchery counter also allows many varieties of fresh meat and pies to be displayed in pre-packed form ready for customers to choose, thus saving on staff costs and adding to the ease of merchandising.