the thanksgiving supply chain in the U.S.
Thanksgiving supply chains are increasingly complex. Millions of turkeys, cranberries, and pumpkins are raised, processed, transported, distributed and purchased. In this post, we share an infographic with important facts that drive the thanksgiving supply chain in the U.S. Enjoy!
Facts about the Thanksgiving turkey supply chain
The largest turkey producing states in the U.S. are Minnesota, North Carolina, Arkansas, and Missouri.
In the U.S., 99.9% of imported turkey come from Canada
90% of turkeys consumed are frozen and 10% are fresh
Retailers plan up to 6 months in advance to ensure sufficient stock for Thanksgiving
Fresh turkeys only have a 21-day shelf life
Over 46 million turkeys will be served on Thanksgiving
Facts about the Thanksgiving Pumpkins & Cranberries supply chain
All States produce some pumpkins, but most of them are produced in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Texas, and California
Mexico holds an 86% share in U.S. pumpkin imports.
Cranberries are native to North America .
Wisconsin, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, and Washington are leading producers of cranberries.
Planning is key!
Trucking becomes scarce this time of year, that is why planning is key.
Remember, the frozen food supply chain focuses on the amount of supply and volume of demand. Whereas the Fresh food supply chain focuses on velocity and on-time-delivery.
Read about Supply Chain metrics that really matter, here.
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