Author: Ken Whah, President and CEO — As we’ve discussed in prior posts, the demand for farm-to-table goodness doesn’t preclude frozen foods. In the food supply chain, frozen food manufacturers are gaining market share with best practices in nutrition and sustainability. Consider these four important points: Focus on Real Food As highlighted in AFFI’s annual frozen consumer trends survey, 48% of shoppers look for ‘real ingredients’. By shying away from artificial...Continue Reading
Author: Ken Whah, President and CEO — Delayed deliveries, poor inventory management, and inconsistent scheduling all strain relationships with your retail and club store customer, and eventually impact your overall freezer case success. Traditionally, the freezer case needed to be stocked for popular shopping days and times in order to serve brand loyal consumers carrying their pre-planned grocery list. That’s changing. More buying decisions are being made in the moment than...Continue Reading
Author: Ken Whah, President and CEO — In a world where fresh foods are often considered optimal, many people are under the impression that the best option, especially in terms of produce, is to buy and consume as quickly as possible, a glorified foot-race from farm to table. But, is “fresh” really better? Is the only way to get all of the nutrition (and taste) you want to eat fresh, no...Continue Reading
Author: Ken Whah, President and CEO — You don’t have to look very far to see the increasing momentum of frozen foods. More and more retailers are rolling out home delivery. Ads for ecommerce start-ups in frozen and refrigerated meals are popping up here and there. If the frozen food isle seems a little longer with more SKU’s than ever before, that’s not an illusion; it’s the real deal. According to...Continue Reading
Hanson Logistics has recently expanded its multi-channel distribution offering by launching a new consumer ecommerce fulfillment program titled “Pick, Pack, and Parcel.” Being a leading provider of temperature controlled logistics, Hanson has recognized the growing demand for home delivery of groceries (including frozen and refrigerated foods) and is implementing a service that will help food manufacturers keep up with the market. Pick, Pack, and Parcel gives frozen food manufacturers that...Continue Reading
Hanson Logistics provides end-to-end temperature-controlled distribution, transportation, warehousing and supply chain services, including multi-vendor consolidation services to the nation's major retailers. As one of the largest providers in the US, the company operates a growing refrigerated transportation fleet and 9 facilities in the central states, totaling 39 million cu. ft. with more than 200 Hanson teammates.