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Compact Cold Storage for Food and Beverage

Increase Storage Capacity with Moving Racking

March 25th, 2021 - 2 min read

The COVID pandemic has created a need for more cold storage across the food and beverage industry, and Spacesaver’s high-density storage solutions help save space and improve efficiency in coolers and freezers large and small.

“Increasing our capacity changed the way we do business and helped us grow. It gave us the ability to have future growth opportunity in the same space.”

– Jeff Milton, Cold Warehouse Manager

Download our Cold Storage Info Sheet for detailed information on control options, temperature ranges, and more.

How it Works

High-density mobile shelving for cold storage increases storage capacity by mounting racking on a rail-and-carriage system that eliminates wasted space.

“In the post-COVID world, we will see larger demand for food storage capacity across the supply chain – from retailers to wholesalers and producers. Larger storage capacity means a need for more warehouse space, square footage, and pallet positions."

– NAIOP, Cold Storage in a Post-COVID World

Cold Warehousing for 3PL Food and Beverage

Third-party logistics (3PL) providers play a crucial role in the US food supply, and their role — and their need for more storage — has been growing along with a surge in consumer demand. “Considering that 95% of food produced in or imported to the U.S. goes through third-party distribution centers before reaching consumers… an additional 75 million to 100 million sq. ft. of freezer/cooler space will be needed to meet demand,” stated a CBRE research synopsis.

Spacesaver’s high-density storage systems optimize space in cold storage warehouses. They can be operated by mobile app or remote control to decrease picking time, and the systems can bear from 3,000 to 30,000 pounds per carriage section. Check out our cold storage page to learn more.

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Grocery Stories

During the pandemic, risk-averse consumers shifted from in-person grocery shopping to online purchasing. In the U.S. alone, online grocery sales increased six-fold to $7.2 billion in June 2020 as compared to $1.2 billion in August 2019.

To handle this increase in demand, grocery stores need to build their capacity to hold high-demand cold products like frozen meat and poultry. Spacesaver’s high-density storage systems can be scaled to suit any space, and they provide 100% selectivity.

Breweries and Restaurants

As more people get vaccinated and head out to restaurants and breweries, these establishments are ramping up to meet pent-up demand. We help commercial cold warehouses expand storage capacity without major expansions or renovations to their existing structure.

“We gained a lot more than we imagined. It’s a major savings.”

– Mike Tripicchio, Glunz Beer Distributors

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Bulk storage for food service. We can help make more space for bulk storage, too!

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See how the ActivRAC® Mobilized Storage System added capacity, helped improve customer service, and created a safer and more efficient work environment at this Chicago beer distributorship. Read the case study.

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