The first Meal Kit delivery service started in 2007 in Europe, Middagsfrid, was the first meal kit company, launched in Sweden by Kicki Theander. The concept quickly exploded and in less than 15 years it is estimated that the industry will be worth between $3 billion and $5 billion. What a Meal Kit service does, is it provides the subscriber to their front door, pre-portioned ingredients for a number of meals every week. The customer can then take the ingredients and the provided recipe and create a home cooked meal. In 2015, Goldman Sachs research expected the meal kit industry to grow to between $3 billion and $5 billion by 2020.Read More
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As the cost of energy, land and labour climbs, operators of cold storage warehouses are increasingly looking to automation to control costs.
“There are a growing number of automated point solutions that can drastically reduce escalating operational costs,” says Jeff Hedges, director of business development for Dematic. In some instances, automation can reduce space requirements by as much as 50%, reduce energy consumption by 80% and labor as much as 70%.
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As demand for perishable products grows worldwide, efficient and effective cold chain management requires strong partnerships and quick reactions.
Shippers have been managing the challenge of transporting temperature-sensitive goods since the 1700s, when British fishermen began using ice to preserve their catch while at sea. Today, the global market for cold chain products is expanding rapidly.
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It takes just a couple of minutes on Google to find case studies of very costly food recalls caused by Listeria. Most notably this topic is rife in the USA, and actually the stone fruit recall in 2014 (peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots) was first detected when it was found on some fruit shipped to Australia.Read More
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