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How Can We Get Our Fresh Fruits And Vegetables Faster?

Posted by Daniel Cooke on Oct 18, 2019 12:12:20 PM

The port of Savannah, GA and Americold's PortFresh Savannah campus are open for fresh fruit and vegetable imports and exports.  And with the introduction of the USDA’s Southeast In-Transit Cold Treatment Pilot program about four years ago, opportunities for customers and vendors involved in international fruit and vegetable supply chains have increased significantly....

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Topics: International, cold storage, PMA, Fruit, Vegetable, port, import, export, portfresh, savannah, Fresh Summit

To Build, or Not To Build?

Posted by Daniel Cooke on Oct 3, 2019 4:09:15 PM

That is certainly the question now as demand for food variety, and consequently food storage, accelerates. In general, demand for food increases roughly in line with inflation - the more people there are, the more food is consumed. But today's consumers expect more choice - more variety - and more convenience. CBRE reports food sales have increased 24% in just the last 5 years! An analogy often conveyed during our meetings is to ask people to consider the size of the frozen pizza section in a local grocery store 15-20 years ago. Maybe it was a cabinet of two with 4 flavors from a handful of frozen pizza manufacturers. And look at that same produce now... multiply that out for the majority products a typical grocery store offers and you can see why there can be 50-60,000 SKUS under that one roof!

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Topics: Transportation, cold storage, Temperature-controlled infrastructure

An Interview with Richard Winnall, Americold’s new Managing Director for International Business

Posted by Daniel Cooke on Aug 11, 2019 6:25:09 PM

Richard Winnall joined Americold in January 2019 a year after the company’s entrance on the New York Stock Exchange – Americold Realty Trust (NYSE: COLD) is listed as the world’s largest publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on the ownership, operation, and development of temperature-controlled infrastructure globally.

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Topics: Australia, New Zealand, ANZ, International, Interview

The Benefits of Working With an Energy Efficient Warehouse Provider

Posted by Daniel Cooke on Mar 9, 2017 9:51:08 AM
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

Top 10 Safety Tips

Posted by Daniel Cooke on Jan 4, 2017 1:57:52 PM

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

Frozen on a Stick

Posted by Daniel Cooke on Jan 4, 2017 1:08:07 PM

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

Are you ready for FSMA?

Posted by Daniel Cooke on Jan 4, 2017 12:56:19 PM

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

Veteran Hiring Initiative

Posted by Daniel Cooke on Jan 4, 2017 12:44:43 PM

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

Get more from your cold chain transportation provider

Posted by Daniel Cooke on Jan 4, 2017 12:26:29 PM

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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