Cool It!

Don't Freeze It, Blast Freeze It!

We’re wrapping up Frozen Food Month with an entry on blast freezing. What is it? Why does Americold use it? How can it benefit you?

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Topics: Poultry, Frozen produce, cold storage, Temperature-controlled infrastructure, port, export, Protein, Beef, supply chain, food supply chain, temperature-controlled supply chain

Leveraging People, Projects, and Purpose to Promote Sustainability

Posted by Ted Royals on Feb 22, 2021 5:38:46 PM

At Americold, driving improvements in energy efficiencies is an ongoing commitment. Environmental stewardship is foundational to our operating principles at Americold. We are continually evaluating how to use our resources more responsibly – that means being mindful of our water usage and focusing on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions among other priorities.

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Topics: Environment, Energy, Sustainablity, ANZ, cold storage, supply chain, temperature-controlled supply chain, energy efficiency, corporate social responsibility, ESG

Americold: A Strong Network at Work For you

Posted by Angie Hansen on Jan 21, 2021 5:16:03 PM

Consistency is a beautiful thing. From a customer perspective, it provides comfort; your favorite chain restaurant offers a similar experience whether you’re dining in Atlanta or San Francisco. From a business owner’s perspective, it provides efficiency; process consistency saves time and resources.

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Topics: Visibility in Supply Chain, ANZ, cold storage, Temperature-controlled infrastructure, food security, supply chain, food supply chain, temperature-controlled supply chain, AOS

A Year of Giving at Americold

Posted by Angie Hansen on Dec 26, 2020 10:10:46 AM

At Americold, we proudly give back to our communities as part of our “cold hands, warm heart” culture, and 2020 has been a year like no other. In response to COVID-19 and other events, we increased our support to charitable organizations around the world. As we take time to reflect on the year, we are proud of the support we’ve provided to the communities in which we live and work.

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Topics: Seasons greetings, Australia, New Zealand, ANZ, cold storage, savannah, food security, COVID-19, Charitable Support

Cranberries: A Thanksgiving Tradition

Posted by Angie Hansen on Nov 20, 2020 2:31:49 PM

When someone mentions Thanksgiving dinner, the image that traditionally comes to mind includes turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. As one of the very few commercially grown fruits native to the United States, the cranberry symbolically represents an American harvest on our holiday tables. Cranberries are primarily grown in northern regions such as Massachusetts, Wisconsin, New Jersey, and the Pacific Northwest, with Wisconsin producing more than half of the world’s total crop. 

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Topics: Frozen produce, Seasons greetings, cold storage, Temperature-controlled infrastructure, Fruit, food supply chain, temperature-controlled supply chain, Grocery, Grocery Store

Harvesting Rainwater at Americold

Posted by Angie Hansen on Oct 23, 2020 3:42:26 PM

October is National Energy Awareness Month, and we’re marking the occasion by highlighting a unique program within our resource management strategy – rainwater harvesting.

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Topics: Environment, Continuous improvement, cold storage, supply chain, temperature-controlled supply chain

Driving KPI Excellence with the Americold Operating System

Posted by Angie Hansen on Sep 24, 2020 5:02:12 PM

Last month we detailed the Americold Operating System (AOS) – our unique business ecosystem – and the operational rigor it promotes among and between Americold’s network of integrated temperature-controlled warehouses. Read more here. This month, we’re looking at how the consistency this ecosystem delivers translates into dependable uniformity for our customers, as well as saved time and money. We’ll also explore AOS innovation and its benefits.

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Topics: Energy, Automation, Sustainablity, Continuous improvement, ANZ, Temperature-controlled infrastructure, supply chain, food supply chain, temperature-controlled supply chain, AOS

Stronger Together: The Americold Operating System

Posted by Angie Hansen on Aug 28, 2020 11:04:42 AM

Consistency. It’s a familiar key deliverable for food producers and food retailers that builds a strong foundation for brand loyalty. In the service industry, executing consistency looks different; drivers like safety and supply chain remain crucial, but elements like innovation and process optimization emerge as important factors.

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Topics: Food Safety, Warehouse Safety, Transportation, Environment, Energy, Internet of Things, Visibility in Supply Chain, Frozen produce, Automation, IoT, Sustainablity, Continuous improvement, cold storage, Temperature-controlled infrastructure, food security, food supply chain, temperature-controlled supply chain, AOS

Not just cold, ice cream cold

Posted by Angie Hansen on Jul 20, 2020 8:36:10 AM

What’s the most popular frozen food sold in the United States? ICE CREAM![1] As the largest consumer of ice cream around the world, it’s fitting that the United States celebrates National Ice Cream Month every July. The average American consumes more than 23 pounds of ice cream per year.[2]  While vanilla remains the most popular flavor, there are plenty of creative flavors out there to satisfy any taste bud.  At Americold, our temperature-controlled infrastructure and services help your favorite frozen treats get from where they’re produced to your freezer or neighborhood ice cream shop.  Here’s the scoop on ice cream by our numbers: 

For more information on Americold’s offerings and our ice cream cold capabilities, contact us. Let's talk!

[1] https://www.statista.com/statistics/253370/us-frozen-food-sales-by-product-category/
[2] https://www.idfa.org/ice-cream-sales-trends#:~:text=Consumption,popular%20category%20of%20frozen%20desserts.

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Topics: Temperature-controlled infrastructure, food supply chain, Grocery, Dairy, Ice Cream

E-commerce and the Cold Grocery Supply Chain

Posted by Angie Hansen on Jun 24, 2020 4:33:37 PM

Business as usual. COVID-19 put this cliché on ice and has introduced us to unprecedented times and new normals, rocking business models to their core and forcing change where none was wanted. As retail, healthcare, education, travel, banking, and other sectors struggle to adapt, we’re seeing new trends, new challenges, and new opportunities emerge.

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Topics: Internet of Things, eCommerce, IoT, ANZ, COVID-19, supply chain, temperature-controlled supply chain, Grocery, Grocery Store, Retail