American Frozen Food Institute
Global Cold Chain Alliance
International Association for
Cold Storage Construction
International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses
International Refrigerated Transporation Association
National Frozen & Refrigerated
National Poultry & Food
Sea Food Expo North America
World Food Logistics Organization
The mission of The World Group, in addition to promoting a national identity, is to continually evaluate and improve standards of refrigerated logistics among our members and within our industry, and to provide our customers with competitive, value-added services.
World Group members must meet stringent criteria for operational excellence, as well as demonstrating leadership in the market and their industry. In addition, World Group members must be independently owned, active in the International Association of Refrigerated Warehousemen (IARW) and World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), and must participate in the National Frozen Food Association's Certificate of Excellence Sanitation program.
No. Each World Group member is an independent company. Unlike large real estate trusts, whose future may lie in their ability to provide a good return for their shareholders, The World Group members are committed to providing world class refrigerated logistics services. Our future lies in our ability to perform to customer expectations.
There are certain synergies in value-added services such as transportation, international freight management, and processing and pool distribution created by the network of World Group members. What's more, customers can work through the closest World Group member to establish cost-effective warehousing and distribution systems in other markets.
It's a well-known fact that customers want to buy the best refrigerated logistics suited to their needs in specific geographic markets. What's needed in the northwest is not necessarily what's required in the southeast . . . or Midwest. . . or northeast. Consequently, each World Group member offers customers this regional expertise without the risk of "putting all of one's eggs in one basket."
The World Group is active in all industry associates, including the IARW, WFLO, AFFI, NFRA, SCMP and many regional organizations, and often holds customer seminars and workshops for educational purposes. Ask your World Group representative for additional information.
Absolutely. We promote ourselves as the Alternative Refrigerated Logistics Network, but we do provide our clients with ambient temperature or dry services.
No. Most of The World Group members offer comprehensive import and export services from container loading/unloading to freight forwarding and customs clearance to Foreign Trade Zone services. The majority our business, however, is providing temperature-controlled logistics within North America.
Simply contact your nearest World Group member.