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Posted by Danyella Davis on 2017-10-24

E-commerce – Get Involved or Get Left Behind

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.

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Topics: e-commerce, online ordering

Posted by Danyella Davis on 2017-09-07

3 Reasons Why Visibility Matters in Your Supply Chain

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.

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Topics: Visibility in Supply Chain, e-commerce

Posted by Danyella Davis on 2017-08-02

Meal Kits, the New Normal

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?

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Topics: alternative dinner options

Posted by Ben Medearis on 2017-04-07

Close to a Port, or Close to a Producer?  What to Consider When Looking for the Best Location for a Cold Storage Partner

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.

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Topics: Food Safety, Transportation, Poultry

Posted by Daniel Cooke on 2017-03-09

The Benefits of Working With an Energy Efficient Warehouse Provider

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 here.
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Topics: Energy, sustainablity

Posted by Daniel Cooke on 2017-01-04

Top 10 Safety Tips


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.

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Topics: Food Safety, Warehouse Safety

Posted by Daniel Cooke on 2017-01-04

Frozen on a Stick


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.

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Topics: CSR, Energy, sustainablity

Posted by Daniel Cooke on 2017-01-04

Are you ready for FSMA?


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.

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Topics: Food Safety, Food Safety Modernization Act

Posted by Daniel Cooke on 2017-01-04

Veteran Hiring Initiative


Former Military Personnel are a Unique Talent Pool for the Private Sector - Logistics Included

Veterans bring unique abilities and experience to the civilian workforce that can bolster any employer’s business, including hard-to-teach traits like leadership, loyalty, dedication, self-motivation, sustained performance under pressure, the ability to carry out complex procedures, and the ability to work as part of a team. These are characteristics that every employer is looking for, especially Americold.

 

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Topics: HR

Posted by Daniel Cooke on 2017-01-04

Get more from your cold chain transportation provider


Don't settle for simply moving your frozen food products - explore how to move your ice cream and eat it too!

As the only way to get your food and beverage products from A to B, safe and reliable transportation is an important element in your temperature-controlled supply chain.  We sat down with Jay Seifer, VP Business Development for Transporation at Americold, to identify some pointers to help you in selecting the right transportation provider.

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Topics: Transportation

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