In light of the dramatic changes in consumer demands, Mischka Wolfert examines the role of emerging technologies in improving frozen food warehouse efficiency.
There is a rising market for fresh, organic, gluten-free, non-GMO, and antibiotic-free foods, triggering a greater need for more versatile food storage systems. To meet changing consumer demands, businesses in the frozen food industry are scrambling to develop the best warehousing solutions and invest in materials handling equipment for their facilities.
Frozen food suppliers will do well to study industry trends and do market research to identify gaps that they can fill. For example, one of the challenges in the food and beverage warehousing industry is managing a wide range of temperature zones to store the different types of foods consumers want. Bringing these to distribution channels in the freshest condition possible is another logistical challenge.