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Port of Houston Authority to Expand Cold Storage

Construction February 24, 2016

Source: http://www.ttnews.com/

The Port of Houston Authority has approved the plans for construction and operation of a 300,000-square-foot cold storage facility.

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Entrepreneur pitches solar-powered cold-storage system

Technology February 24, 2016

Source: http://www.reviewjournal.com/

CEO of Aldelano Corp., a California-based food packaging company has released information on a solar-powered portable cold-storage system.

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Fire crews stop ammonia leak at Sacramento, CA cold storage plant

Warehousing February 13, 2016

Source: http://www.kcra.com/

A recent ammonia leak at a South Sacramento, California cold storage plant which caused nearby residential evacuations was stopped by fire crews, the Sacramento Fire Department said.

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IARW Top 25 List of Largest Refrigerated Warehousing and Logistics Companies

Warehousing February 12, 2016

Source: http://www.gcca.org/

Each year, the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) publishes a list of the largest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics providers in the world – the Global Top 25 List. Accompanying the Global Top 25 are lists of the largest operators in North America,  Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe.

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Choose LEDs when upgrading cold chain lighting

Facility February 12, 2016

Source: http://www.refrigeratedfrozenfood.com/

The number and type of LED fixtures have rapidly expanded in recent years, so much so that they are now an excellent option for almost any type of facility, from manufacturing plants to retail stores. Of the numerous applications for LEDs, the cold chain stands to benefit the most.

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New York City Claims Whole Foods Market Overcharged, Mislabeled Package Weights

Warehousing February 12, 2016

Source: http://www.foodlogistics.com/

Whole Foods Market Inc. is being investigated by the New York Department of Consumer Affairs for overcharging customers for prepackaged meat, dairy and other goods by overstating their weight, according to Reuters.

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Addressing Weight and Pricing: A Message to Our Customers, Whole Foods

Warehousing February 12, 2016

Source: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/

Quote from Whole Foods: “As has been reported in the media, our New York City stores were audited by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) for weights-and-measures errors, such as those that cause improper price labeling on some of the products that are produced, packaged and labeled in our stores.”

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How To Navigate Shipping Costs In Today’s Complex Carrier Landscape

Logistics February 12, 2016

Source: http://www.foodlogistics.com

Despite falling fuel prices, shipping costs are increasing. In today’s market, shippers have to weigh costs across among carriers with different services, benefits and drawbacks, according to a white paper titled, “The Carrier Landscape Is Changing” by Pitney  Bowes.

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Tyson predicts record profits for 2016

Warehousing February 12, 2016

Source: http://www.foodengineeringmag.com

Citing a steep drop in feed and livestock costs, executives at Tyson Foods are predicting record profits in 2016. “Fiscal 2016 is off to a very strong start in what we expect to be another record year,” says Donnie Smith, president and CEO of Tyson Foods. “Solid execution across the entire team has resulted in record earnings, record operating income, record margins and record cash flows.”

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