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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

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, COVID-19, supply chain, temperature-controlled supply chain, Grocery, Grocery Store, Retail