Surveys & Market Research

GCCA Core Partners study the cold chain industry to better understand the scope and needs of the industry.  To better understand the scope of our industry, explore the surveys, reports, and research below. Some items may be found in the online store

Productivity and Benchmarking Report

This survey and correlating report presents a complete picture of practices in North American public refrigerated warehouses, providing key performance indicators and important benchmarks in the areas of finance, operations and employee wages.

IARW Top 25 Lists of the Largest Refrigerated Warehousing and Logistics Providers
Annual lists of the largest operators in the world.

IARW Financial Performance Reports

Profit and revenue trends for the temperature-controlled warehousing industry. 

Global Cold Storage Capacity Report

Industry growth trends, market development indicators, and market comparisons. MORE

PRW Automation Readiness Study

Market research initiative to clarify what benefits automation can bring to the PRW cold storage industry and summarize what the PRW industry needs to ready itself to adopt such solutions.

WFLO Research Projects

Explore critical issues in food science and temperature-controlled logistics.

 

About the Industry

To better understand the scope of our industry, please see:

IARW Top 25 Lists of the Largest Refrigerated Warehousing and Logistics Providers
Annual lists of the largest operators in the world.
USDA NASS Cold Storage Monthly Summary
U.S. regional and national end-of-month stocks of meats, dairy products, poultry products, fruits, nuts, and vegetables in public, private and semi-private refrigerated warehouses
USDA NASS Cold Storage Annual Summary
U.S. annual regional and national totals for end-of-month holdings of meat, dairy products, poultry products, fruits, nuts and vegetables in public, private, and semi-private refrigerated warehouses
USDA NASS Capacity of Refrigerated Warehouses
Number of refrigerated warehouses by type and size group for states and US; includes public, private and semiprivate general warehouse capacity, apple and pear storage capacity; gross space and usable space for refrigerator, cooler or freezer space.