Photo: Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue, 2011.
Grocery Chain Cold Storage Facility, Regina
The growing efficiency and reliability of cold chain logistics
has enabled major grocery store chains to establish large cold
storage distribution facilities servicing large market areas. This
strategy confers economies of scale (lower operating costs) as well
as the ability to supply a wider variety of cold chain retail goods.
The above photo depicts a cold storage facility of Loblaw Companies,
the largest food retailer in Canada, located at the Global
Transportation Hub inland port in the vicinity of Regina,
Saskatchewan. It services most of the grocery stores in Western
Canada. An array of domestic 53 foot reefer containers are being
loaded with the orders of specific stores ("no name" refers to the
generic store brand).