As the sweltering summer heat hits the Midwest, it is important for fresh produce, dairy products and any perishable items to be transported quickly and efficiently. Refrigerated containers, also called “reefers,” play a valuable role in the supply chain and remain in high demand as people shift away from processed food. Refrigerated containers can typically range from -20 degrees to 80 degrees (Fahrenheit). Their insulated design is what effectively keeps perishable items cold, but these containers can be advantageous for a variety of products, businesses and occasions.
According to Big Box Containers, since reefers are easy to transport and provide great insulation, many companies use these containers at events or festivals. This is the most convenient way to keep food chilled while serving at an outdoor venue. As these events, such as music festivals, become more common and are sometimes held at odd locations, refrigerated containers are in high demand to keep food and drinks cool for the weekend.
Most medicine is required to be stored and transported at a chilled temperature in order to maintain its potency and effectiveness. Many of these drugs are lifesaving for the people who use them and therefore adhere to strict transportation guidelines. For this reason, refrigerated containers play a vital role in the pharmaceutical industry and remain in high demand.
Flowers will stay alive longer if kept in cooler temperatures. During the summer, flowers are often transported via reefer to keep the plants fresh. According to Kiwi Box, refrigerated containers allow florists to design arrangements and fill orders with a staggering array of options no matter the season or location. Since plants are known to begin dying as soon as they are cut from their roots, reefers are important for transporting floral arrangements.
Many restaurants purchase their food items in bulk to save money, but often their supply can outgrow storage capabilities. This is why restaurants often use refrigerated containers to temporarily store food and keep bulk shipments fresh.
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