VERNON HILLS, ILLINOIS (October 12, 2015) – The 2015 NACS Show marks the premiere of Scotsman Ice Systems’ Prodigy Plus® and Meridian™ ice machines in the convenience store market. Released earlier this year, the Prodigy Plus line includes both cube and nugget models, which are ideally suited for the convenience store industry, and the Meridian units are designed for convenience store environments with a need for an efficient and reliable source for ice and water.

“When selecting ice machines, convenience store owners should look for machines that offer high levels of reliability and efficiency to help ensure that they can keep up with customer demand,” said Jeff Biel, director of product development for Scotsman. “Between the cost savings and reliable ice-making performance of our Prodigy Plus ice machines and the efficient, space-saving design of our Meridian ice and water dispensers, Scotsman meets the needs of a full range of convenience stores.”

Developed to help convenience store owners and franchisees do more, Prodigy Plus delivers significant cost savings, less downtime and more reliable ice-making performance. Furthermore, the Prodigy Plus cube and nugget ice machines enable owners and operators to meet a variety of ice form needs with a single manufacturer. Standard cube ice is ideal for carbonated beverages, ice dispensing and ice retailing. The nugget form, The Original Chewable Ice® invented by Scotsman more than 30 years ago, absorbs the flavor of the drink which keeps customers satisfied with their fountain beverage down to the last chewable bit of ice. For the operator, offering Nugget Ice can not only help draw customers to their store, but also can keep beverage costs down as Nugget Ice displaces more liquid than cubed ice, lowering syrup costs per cup.
With the introduction of Meridian™ from Scotsman, convenience store owners and operators also have a choice that incorporates the latest in ice- and water-dispensing technology. With the smallest available operational footprint relative to capacity, Meridian was developed with space, production and installation in mind and offers premium reliability, time-saving serviceability and convenient cleaning innovations.

Visit Scotsman at Booth #5657 at the 2015 NACS Show to see the Prodigy Plus and Meridian ice machines firsthand. For those not attending the show, the Scotsman Ice Machine Configurator can help determine the right ice machine for a specific convenience store operation.

About Scotsman Ice Systems

As one of the world’s largest manufacturers of ice systems, with more than 300 models of ice machines, storage bins, and ice and water dispensers, Scotsman is dedicated to developing today’s most innovative ice solutions. Committed to US manufacturing, Scotsman manufactures 99% of our equipment at our award-winning production facility in Fairfax, South Carolina. In 2013 and 2012, Scotsman earned the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award; and in 2011, Scotsman was the recipient of the ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in Energy-Efficient Product Design. Now, Scotsman’s Prodigy Plus® technology takes energy and water consumption to the lowest levels ever, making a notable difference in the environment and your bottom line. For more information, visit