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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

The Temperature-Controlled Protein Supply Chain

Posted by Daniel Cooke on Jan 16, 2020 4:40:02 PM

We recently spoke with Pat Ballard, Americold's VP Business Development for Key Accounts in the Protein vertical, to catch up on the temperature-controlled protein supply chain.  Read on to hear his insights...

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Topics: Transportation, Poultry, Visibility in Supply Chain, Interview, cold storage, Temperature-controlled infrastructure, port, export, Protein, Beef, Pork

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