TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED CONTAINERS KEEP COSTCO'S BERRIES FRESH

ISSAQUAH, Wash. -- Air cargo containers that maintain a consistent temperature have helped Costco Wholesale here improve the freshness of perishables destined for its Hawaii stores.The retailer is considering expanding its use of these containers for shipping other perishables long distances."These containers are like a mini-cooler on the product, versus using blankets and dry ice to maintain the

ISSAQUAH, Wash. -- Air cargo containers that maintain a consistent temperature have helped Costco Wholesale here improve the freshness of perishables destined for its Hawaii stores.

The retailer is considering expanding its use of these containers for shipping other perishables long distances.

"These containers are like a mini-cooler on the product, versus using blankets and dry ice to maintain the temperature," said Ken Kimble, assistant general merchandise manager, fresh foo

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