It is a great pity that in this day and age most of the food produce that you source for your enterprise has already been in cold storage for a considerable amount of time. It simply cannot be helped. Such is the nature of the import/export business where specified, preferred or desired products need to be acquired from lands far, far from your establishment. On your list are exotic items not produced or harvested close to home.
Fortunately, the technologies used to preserve your goods are ensuring that it is all near perfect. It cannot be one hundred percent perfect, that much you have to acknowledge, but near perfect is not a bad achievement at all. Speaking of achievement, it is only really appreciated once the tills starting ringing in your ears, like the bells over Christmas and Thanksgiving times. To get this much right, your cold food bar needs to play its part.
And it will, of that much you can be certain. You just need to ascertain that your display cabinets and storage units have been sourced from the right centers. You will, of course, be apprised of the latest technologies available. Not only are your goods being adequately stored, always fresh for delivery, it is being attractively displayed as well. It attracts customers to your deli counters or sit down tables like bees to its pollen.
And speaking of food being able to last a lot longer than it should normally, your display cabinets and all other infrastructural matter, even your tables and chairs, last a lot longer too. Instead of going in cheap, you invest a little more in providing your business with the quality it so richly deserves. And then there is always the rental option, as the occasion may be.