The first link of the cold chain is the pre-cooling of the origin. For example, you can pick Shouguang vegetables and Yunnan leaf vegetables and cool them quickly after picking (generally 0~10℃). In local operation, the cost of labor and site is lower.
For example, with the evolution of urban planning, many central cities may have more and more restrictions on the arrival of hairy vegetables in the city. Can we put the cleaning line upstream, which can also improve the storage resistance and reduce the cold load of refrigerated transportation vehicles and refrigerated warehouses?
The difficulty lies in that each agricultural product has its own characteristics, and the pre-cooling process is very important, so the characteristics of agricultural products must be accurately measured to reduce the temperature of agricultural products to the most reasonable range within the most reasonable time. However, there are very few domestic companies with professional upstream pretreatment services.
For the platform, the scheme design capability, equipment performance and process, network layout and service capability of the service provider should be considered comprehensively.If you do something similar in the center, you also need to consider the dynamic line design and operational efficiency.
Opportunity 4: Multiple grades of fruits/vegetables, upstream commercialization
The demand for the quality of goods is the transmission of consumers.”Quality” here is more about stability, sustainability, and matching to needs.
Why do fruits and vegetables need to be graded?
Fruit is instant consumption, and there are natural requirements for quality control and quality regulation. “If you eat all the sugar, you must eat it to your satisfaction”.
Although vegetables need to be reprocessed and require slightly less freshness (color, gloss, softness, and moisture) than fruits, weightlessness, wilting, and yellowing can still hurt the user experience. “It takes time to cook, but you still need to ensure the ingredients.”
Why do we need to rely on upstream for grading?
The planting end in China cannot be standardized, the upstream is highly unstable, and the size and sweet-acid ratio of fruits are different every year.
The terminal classification packaging cost is high, the current community group purchase center warehouse location is basically in the provincial capital city, the cost of labor and rent is high.