First of all the complex distribution, every product has to get through in this category, before it finally gets onboard of the aircraft. In order to supply efficiently from the central DC’s to all the operational hubs across the continent, time is of the essence. In these situations fresh food is often not even an option, due to a too short shelf life.
Therefor the race is between the longest possible shelf life in your supply chain with frozen options, or the benefit of long onboard storage with an ambient product.
Second-service snacks – Complimentary snacks
It is this category that makes it interesting. The volumes per flight are mostly stable and the estimated total volume per month is often known beforehand. Therefor you would say a fresh option is perfect, isn’t it?
In theory it is! But there are some great benefits at the frozen side here as well.
The shelf life for most frozen products is 12 to 18 months, which brings a lot of flexibility into your distribution and timeline. Instead of the few days you have with a fresh product. The waste is better manageable with a frozen item, because it can be kept when unplanned cancellations occur.
Besides this the difference in freshness between fresh and frozen is little to non!
Snackboxtogo offers a whole range of frozen snacks, which can be delivered per pallet to every airport hub in Europe. We are happy to advice you in the broad possibilities of the frozen-fresh snacks!
If we talk sustainability, we can all agree on the fact that we have to face it whether we like it or not. But with this as one of the many criteria a product has to meet, it is not possible to just focus on sustainability and forget about the rest. It would be perfect to replace all products to a sustainable option, but since some sustainable solutions are in early stages, the costs are extensive. In today’s world the real question is, how do I spread my priorities within the current budget?
The question keeping me occupied lately is FAIR TRADE!! Shouldn’t trade always be fair? I personally have a saying which our business always uses, knowing: IF EVERYBODY EARNS SOMETHING NOBODY WILL COMPLAIN! But what is the general perception of what FAIRTRADE means?
Again, a though question asked by my colleagues. I immediately ask myself how is Buy on Board different from complementary on board?? Buy on board naturally costs more money but do airlines in Buy on board take different products on board than Complementary?
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