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GCCA Cold Chain Customer Research

Do you know what your customers care about?   GCCA surveyed 200 food companies in 14 countries to better understand their perceptions of cold chain providers and service needs. The findings are critical for providers to be able to deliver more value and strengthen their customer partnerships. The results of the survey are compiled into the GCCA Cold Chain Customer Research Report...

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GCCA Joins with Coalition Against the Misguided “Workplace Democracy Act” (WDA)

June 21, 2018 — The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) has joined with the Coalition for a Democratic Workforce (CDW) and 127 other organizations to highlight concerns with recently introduced labor legislation called the Workplace Democracy Act. The legislation includes provisions that GCCA believes are misguided and ultimately harmful to the American workforce.   The WDA was...

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Uzbekistan Becomes World's Fourth Largest Cherry Exporter

Uzbekistan ranked fourth among the exporters of cherry in the world, due to the active expansion of cherry fields in 2013-2017, the EastFruit company said in a message.   In 2017, Uzbekistan exported about 32,000 tons of sweet cherries, which is 5,000 tons more than same indicator of Spain, according to EastFruit analysts.   In 2018, the export of Uzbek cherries...

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Frieda's Specialty Produce VP and COO to Keynote Global Cold Chain Expo

Get inspired by Jackie Caplan Wiggins, Vice President and COO of Frieda's Specialty Produce, as she explains why “Normal is Boring: How to Handle Specialty Produce Logistics," during the Global Cold Chain Expo's Opening General Session Luncheon on Monday, June 25. Caplan Wiggins will share how the women-owned family company based in Los Alamitos, California, has scaled their...

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GCCA Member Promotes Cold Chain Growth in Central Asia

GCCA member, Matthew Meredith of LixCap, traveled to Almaty, Kazakhstan on May 26 to spend about two weeks supporting cold chain development. Specifically, he will work with a USAID-funded project to help develop specific activities for growth in five Central Asian countries: Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and to a lesser extent given its recent success in developing...

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New Legislation Improves Loan Capital for Small Businesses

In May 2018, Congress passed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S.2155), which reverses some of the more burdensome Dodd-Frank regulations placed upon small banks. The Dodd-Frank Act (2010) was a piece of legislation with the primary purpose of reducing the risk of another economic meltdown through the enforcement of stricter regulations on banks. However, Dodd...

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Scientific Advisory Council Member Wins Award for Contribution to Food Science and Technology

GCCA would like to congratulate Dennis R. Heldman, for being named the 2018 recipient of the Nicolas Appert Award by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). Heldman is a longtime member of the Scientific Advisory Council, an eminent group of food scientists, logistics, and packaging experts led by GCCA Core Partner the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO). Through his work on the Council,...

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USDA Releases Training Video for new PHIS Export Module: Enrollment Open June 12

A recent update from FSIS reminds US exporters of meat and poultry about the switch from traditional paper export certificates to the newly integrated Public Health Information Systems (PHIS) module. As previously reported, these changes will take effect on June 29, 2018, and will begin by applying to the 16 countries below. Afghanistan | Andorra | Bahamas | Bolivia | Burundi | Cape Verde |...

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Lineage Logistics Acquires Flagship Wisconsin Storage Facility and Buys Portfolio of Leased Warehouses in Southeast

Novi, MI – June 5, 2018 - Lineage Logistics, LLC ("Lineage"), the world’s most innovative and trusted provider of temperature-controlled supply chain solutions, today announced it has acquired Wisconsin-based cold storage provider, Service Cold Storage (“SCS”) as well as a portfolio of four leased cold storage warehouses in strategic markets across the Southeast. Financial terms of the...

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