It’s that time of the year again where tables are heavy-laden with hearty food and home-made recipes. The air is crisp and the seasons have changed. The nostalgia of the holidays is looming and America’s second favorite holiday is recently behind us.
Family dinners have become synonymous with festive celebrations and such seasonal traditions often bind us to our menu must-haves, making these joyous occasions oh so special.
Topics: holiday season
Over the past 5 decades, the amount of time Americans spend preparing meals has steadily declined, yet U.S. frozen foods have remained a favorable staple, forecast to reach $72.98 billion by 2024, according to a recent study by Grand View Research.
Topics: frozen food
E-commerce is about the customer, not retailers. Mind blowing right? Not really. Convenience is key, and online buying affords customers that luxury; a luxury where consumer expectation is undoubtedly associated with ordering convenience, delivery effectiveness, and minimal shipping cost on a 24/7 buying cycle.
Topics: e-commerce, online ordering
Supply chain management is changing – Fast.
As demand patterns shift, the dynamic landscape is challenging traditional linear models, creating a paradigm shift that’s opened the door for developing services and technologies to support flexibility in cold chain solutions through data and visibility. This is a topic that’s constantly in the industry news but it’s also ever-changing.
Topics: Visibility in Supply Chain, e-commerce
On-the-go consumers are flocking to alternative dinner solutions. With the growing demand for fresh, local, unprocessed foods and an amplified demand for convenience, the meal kit delivery service industry is bustling. So, what’s on your dinner plate?
Topics: alternative dinner options
As the poultry industry continues to diversify – from the consumer shift towards ready meals and meal kits, and exports to emerging global markets - the demand for blast-freeze capabilities and to store poultry is on the rise. The Farmers’ Organization Authority (FOA) projects the global demand for poultry to grow 24-percent in the next 10 years, so the proper poultry cold-chain infrastructure at home is a priority.
Topics: Poultry, Food Safety, Transportation
So you're an environmentally responsible organization - shouldn't your supply chain partners be the same? Recently, Americold's very own Manager of Energy, Ted Royals, provided Refrigerated and Frozen Food Magazine with his thoughts on how you can reap rewards from working with organizations placing a priority on corporate sustainability. Read more
Topics: Energy, sustainablity
Working in Extreme Temperature Environments is Hazardous, and Accidents can Happen Very Quickly
In an excerpt from GCCA's Top 10 Employee Safety Tips, Americold's Rick Stevens offers his advice on workplace safety.
Topics: Food Safety, Warehouse Safety
Environmental Responsibility When the Temperatures Rise
Keeping large warehouses cool during the summer takes energy - but it can be done responsibly too. Learn more about Americold's corporate social responsibility programs that ensure we do our part for our planet.
Topics: CSR, Energy, sustainablity
FSMA Provides All Cold Chain Participants a More Definitive Raodmap to Improve the Safety of Our Food Supply
The Food Safety Modernization Act will have a sweeping, extensive impact for temperature-controlled supply chain providers. Read commentary from Billy Adams of Americold, in an excerpt from an article posted in Food Logistics Magazine.
Topics: Food Safety, Food Safety Modernization Act