North America Cold Chain Market is anticipated to reach USD 118.51 billion owing to the developments in packaging methods due to expansion of trade over the years. Cold chain is the system for maintaining and distributing perishable food items, vaccines and other biologicals in good condition. Most perishable foods, and vaccines which are also termed as Cool Cargo are sensitive to freeze & heat and hence, must be kept at the suitable temperature from the time they are manufactured until they are used. Cold chains hold a series of storage and transport links which are designed to keep these items within an acceptable range until it reaches the consumer.
North America cold chain industry is persistent due to the growing demand for goods with supply chains like fresh vegetables, dairy products, fruits and vegetables, etc. and rightly established cold supply chains. Moreover, the speedy growth in international trade of perishable food products, technological advancements in refrigerated transport and storage, infrastructure progress support by government and the rise in enlargement of food retail chains by multinational businesses are the major drivers of the market.
Conversely, requirement of high energy and costly infrastructure are few growing concerns for the cold chain service providers. The high energy consumption cost has increased the operational cost for the market players. The increase in competition among market players and demand for cold storage has pressurized the players to expand their logistics facilities, which is not easy with rising infrastructure prices. Besides, environmental issues like greenhouse gas emissions are restraining the growth of the market.
One of the major trends emerging in North America cold chain market is the focus on energy-conservation practices. The market players in the segment are adopting several tools & strategies to be more energy conservative. The latest trend prevailing in the market is the use of CO2 cascade system. Here, two refrigerants are used in one refrigeration system where one refrigerant cools the other refrigerant. Studies have revealed that macro developments in North America like rise in population, increased food wastage, and rise in organized retail sector are stimulating the demand for cold chains for food preservation, thereby impacting the market in the near future.
North America cold chain industry is categorized on the basis of ingredient type, temperature type, application, and geography. By the ingredients type, the market is divided into colorants, enzymes, salts yeasts, and flavors and others. Further, yeast can be segmented as top-fermenting and bottom-fermenting.
On the basis of temperature type, North America cold chain market is classified into frozen and chilled segment. Frozen segment is expected to rise significantly in the forecast period owing to the increasing demand for the frozen items rather than the chilled items.
In terms of application, North America cold chain industry is segmented as dairy & frozen desserts, bakery & confectionery products, fruits & vegetables, fish, meat, and seafood products, and others. Dairy & frozen desserts segment is predicted to hold larger share of the market due to economic growth and rapid urbanization. Geographically, North America cold chain market is segmented as United States and Canada. Globally, North America ranks second in terms of using the cold chain systems.
The prominent players in North America cold chain industry comprise Americold Logistics, LLC, AGRO Merchants Group, Henningsen Cold Storage Company, United States Cold Storage, Inc., Cloverleaf Cold Storage, Wabash National Corporation, Nordic Logistics and Warehousing, Burris Logistics Inc., LLC, Preferred Freezer Services, and Lineage Logistics Holdings LLC.
Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2014 - 2025)
• Refrigerated container
• Monitoring Components
Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2014 - 2025)
• Fruits and Vegetables
• Fish, Meat, and Seafood
• Processed Food
Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2014 - 2025)
• North America
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