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Deep Frozen Warehousing: Summer Treats

Time for ice cream. In 2010, the United States ice cream industry generated total revenues of $10 billion. Frozen yogurt sales saw a 74 percent increase between 2011 and 2013.

The growing demand for frozen foods, ice cream and novelties has created a growing need for deep frozen storage. These popular temperature-controlled foods require stringent handling requirements to ensure they safely move through the supply chain.

At -20 degrees Fahrenheit, deep frozen warehousing preserves even the most fickle of foods. At subzero temperatures, foods can remain stable as long as necessary, preserving both moisture and flavor.

Operating temperature-controlled warehousing and refrigerated trucking is not for the faint at heart. As it is more expensive to cool a warehouse than to heat it, logistics companies must be knowledgeable in deep frozen storage as well as financial control.

Some foods, like ice cream, are very sensitive to temperature abuses. These perishable items can easily be mishandled during loading, unloading and storage, harming the product and the relationship between processor and customer. A smooth supply chain – one that allows every department to track inventory and plan orders based on real-time data – will ensure that frozen foods stay fresh and stable throughout the entire transportation process.

All of our facilities adhere to best practices in cold storage. The Hanson Logistics Chicago Consolidation Center offers a state-of-the-art facility of 45,000 pallet positions, including deep frozen refrigeration space. Contact us to learn more about our deep frozen technology.