Author: Ken Whah, President and CEO — Supply chain activities can be very cyclical, especially when it comes to frozen foods, but they can also be impacted by unforeseen disruptions, such as hurricanes and pandemics. In both scenarios, we gain experience as our careers grow longer. For example, Hanson Teammates know the fairly predictable cycles of fruit and vegetable harvests. We know that we’ll need room for frozen blueberries and cherries...Continue Reading
Author: Ken Whah, President and CEO — The American Frozen Food Institute’s most recent report on Frozen Food Sales Amid COVID-19 documents what many of us know; more people than ever are preparing meals at home. Nearly 90% of consumers are eating more meals at home vs. pre-pandemic or with 73% of consumers taking more time than usual to prepare meals at home. This includes older Millennials and Gen X, who...Continue Reading
Author: Ken Whah, President and CEO — History will look back at this period as a time when farmers and ranchers, processors, distributors, truckers and grocery staff came together like never before with the unified purpose of keeping America fed. It’s a remarkable story of service beyond self during one of, if not the most challenging times the world has ever endured. With gratitude to all on the front lines, I...Continue Reading
Author: Ken Whah, President and CEO — The spotlight in US ecommerce falls on the rapid growth of the food and beverage world – in fact, the food and beverage industry is the fastest growing segment of online shopping. Frozen food, while once viewed as too limiting by online retailers, is now front and center due to newly innovative ways to ship and package these edible products. As a result, new...Continue Reading
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
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.