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Posted by Danyella Waddell on 2018-11-08

What impact do rising temperatures have on your supply chain and what are 3PLs doing to support your business?

 

In early October 2018, a landmark report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its findings outlining the impacts of global warming and the potentially devastating effects on livestock and water resources. The IPCC has urged we limit global warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, warning against escalated temperatures of even half a degree, which would significantly worsen the risks of extreme heat, drought, and floods.

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Topics: third party logistics, global warming, sustainablity

Posted by Danyella Davis on 2018-07-27

3 Reasons Sustainability Matters to Your Supply Chain

As customers continue to set increased expectations around transparency and energy-conserving efforts, incorporating corporate social responsibility (CSR) is becoming a market differentiator.

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Topics: sustainablity, Transportation, Energy, Visibility in Supply Chain

Posted by Danyella Davis on 2018-05-31

Millennials are Heating Up to What’s Cool

Let’s face it, millennials are an elusive bunch with mass appeal. Roughly 80 million strong, this digitally-savvy, culturally-diverse group is poised to transform nearly every facet of the U.S. economy. Spending nearly $600 billion a year in the U.S. alone, Gen Y continues to alter how businesses operate, affecting the ways we buy and sell. And today, it’s the frozen food industry that’s reaping the benefits of the millennial dollar.

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Topics: frozen food, Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, U.S. Frozen Food Market – Statistics & Facts, millennials, Pew Research Center, alternative dinner options, sustainablity

Posted by Danyella Davis on 2018-02-20

Foodborne germs and illness: challenges in food safety

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 6 Americans get sick from eating contaminated food each year. From farm to table, food contamination can happen at any point during the process and understanding the role temperature plays in keeping food safe is critically important.

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Topics: Food Safety, Food Safety Modernization Act, sustainablity

Posted by Danyella Davis on 2017-12-30

Top Trends in 2017 – Are you a stand out 3PL?

As 2017 comes to a close, the dynamic nature of the food and beverage industry continues to shape organizations. According to Statista, 2017 revenue in the food and beverages industry including fresh and packaged foods, fruits, vegetables, pasta, snacks, sweets, refrigerated and frozen food; soft drinks and alcoholic drinks in the U.S. is approximately $13,855 million, a number that's expected to reach $25,889 million by 2022.

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Topics: Automation, sustainablity, warehouse robotics, online ordering

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

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

Life and Times in the Temperature-Controlled Storage and Distribution Industry

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