Ice cream: One of many reasons the cold chain is booming

supplychaindive | December 20, 2017

Ice cream: One of many reasons the cold chain is booming
Ice cream and frozen pizza aren’t the first things that come to mind when thinking about the cold chain expansion. These food products have been around a long time a staple for college students, bachelors and parents in need of a quick meal (and treat). What changed is ice cream and frozen pizza are offered by internet retailer Amazon Fresh, as items that can be delivered to your home in good condition. And they’re Amazon Fresh’s top selling items, said Rachal Snider, vice president of customer supply chain at third party logistics company AFN and a former senior manager for the customer supply chain at Kraft Heinz, who worked with Amazon Fresh. These frozen products are a signal that “the need for temperature controlled distribution is getting closer and closer to the customer,” she said.For Amazon to grow the Fresh Direct and two-hour Amazon Prime Now delivery business, they need access to a cold chain network.

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Cerasis, in business, since 1997, first released our web-based TMS, we call the Cerasis Rater in 1998. To most people, seeing a web-based anything was like seeing the magic. A small footnote in history, if you will, is that the Cerasis Rater was all web-based before Google was a search engine. HA! Take that Google! We kid, of course, but as we have progressed as a company over the last 2 decades, a TMS is no longer magic, but quite commonplace.


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Spotlight

Cerasis, in business, since 1997, first released our web-based TMS, we call the Cerasis Rater in 1998. To most people, seeing a web-based anything was like seeing the magic. A small footnote in history, if you will, is that the Cerasis Rater was all web-based before Google was a search engine. HA! Take that Google! We kid, of course, but as we have progressed as a company over the last 2 decades, a TMS is no longer magic, but quite commonplace.

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