Since our beginning, we have been focused on helping our customers solve their toughest problems with future-thinking solutions. We take inspiration from founder Harry Hussmann, who forever changed the way food was merchandised when he invented the first meat display case in 1917.
At the time, butchers and grocers would hang their fresh meat from wall hooks, but Harry saw a better way. The glass-front wooden case he designed and patented was cooled by salt and ice, and gave shoppers the ability to view cuts of meat prior to purchase. It also meant butchers could display them under sanitary conditions. Hussmann’s ingenuity created a revolution in the sale of fresh meat, and a spirit of innovation that prevails today.