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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

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

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

Developing an Impactful RFP Process

Posted by Daniel Cooke on Mar 9, 2020 3:45:11 PM

 

We asked our Proposal Manager, Iesha Jenkins, to share some of her BDPs for developing a first class RFP process - read on to find out more...

Benefits of a Request For Proposal (RFP)

Developing trustworthy relationships with your vendors will ensure a true, mutually beneficial partnership where you both win.  Your vendor will support you with the services you need and you’ll pay a fair price for them.  But to develop this kind of vested relationship you must go beyond a search purely for the lowest price and instead seek out value.  Enter the Request for Proposal (RFP) process...

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Topics: Visibility in Supply Chain, Continuous improvement, Case Studies, ANZ

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