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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

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, 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

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

Resiliency in the Temperature-Controlled Supply Chain

Posted by Angie Hansen on May 26, 2020 3:45:04 PM

Food is not only a necessity, it’s a comfort. Having a good day? Grab some ice cream! Having a bad day? Make it a double scoop. But have you ever stopped to think about how your food goes from manufacturer to table?

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Topics: Food Safety, Visibility in Supply Chain, Frozen produce, Temperature-controlled infrastructure, food security, COVID-19, supply chain, food supply chain, temperature-controlled supply chain