CASE STUDY Edible Arrangements Franchises
With Coldtainer portable refrigerated containers we are saving between $7,000 and $9,000 per vehicle upfront compared to the cost of insulated, refrigerated vans. The units also lower our operating costs because they are installed in vans that that get much better fuel economy, and they are virtually maintenance free compared to refrigeration units. Coldtainer is the perfect solution to meet our temperature control needs.
Jehad Hannoush, Multi-Unit Edible Arrangements Owner, Orlando, Florida
At six Edible Arrangements franchise locations across the greater Orlando, Florida area, Jehad Hannoush was fielding insulated vans with roof-mounted refrigeration systems. While ensuring temperature control during fresh fruit bouquet deliveries for customers was not an issue, the high cost of outfitting, operating and replacing the vans was something the multi-unit franchise owner wanted to address.
At his Orlando area Edible Arrangements franchise locations, Hannoush has now replaced eight larger refrigerated and insulated vans with Nissan vans and FO915 NDN 32 cubic feet (242 gallon) front opening direct expansion refrigerated container models.
Coldtainer portable containers are a highly versatile solution for the transportation of perishable goods that require precise temperature control and freeze protection. Available in front opening or top loading models in a range of capacities and with numerous cooling, freezing and heating options, Coldtainers can use battery, shore and solar power sources on vehicles and at facilities to operate on AC or DC power.
Equipped with refrigeration units designed to withstand vibrations related to vehicle use, Coldtainer stand-alone containers are made from highly durable molded polyethylene and food-grade materials, are easy to clean and are in compliance with health and safety standards.
All Coldtainer temperature controlled models feature an integrated battery monitor and a user-friendly digital display to view temperature and status, and for precise temperature set point control. The portable cooling containers also record temperatures and have a mobile Bluetooth capability for downloading data to meet recordkeeping requirements.
With each Coldtainer unit, the Edible Arrangements franchises are saving between $7,000 and $9000 per vehicle upfront compared to insulated, refrigerated vans. The savings are derived from the significantly lower cost of a traditional cargo van.
When the need to replace two vehicles involved in accidents arose, Edible Arrangements was able to move its Coldtainer units to new vehicles within one week, minimizing costs and downtime and eliminating the expense of repairing insulated van body damage.
Coldtainer units are lowering operating costs for the Edible Arrangements franchises because standard vans get better fuel economy than insulated vehicles. The refrigerated containers are also virtually maintenance free compared to refrigeration units.