Labor woes at major West Coast sea ports have slowed the export of a record crop of Washington apples and endangered big Christmas season shipments of the fruit to Central American nations.
A diverse coalition including retailers, manufacturers and farmers sent a letter to President Obama today urging the government's immediate involvement in contract negotiations between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.
I discussed the resurgence of the manufacturing sector with Ms. Amy Susan, the Director of Communications and Marketing for the Missouri Department of Economic Development. She shared some valuable insight into Missouri’s strengths for attracting expansions and investments.
For many companies, fleet management brings up one of those enduring business conundrums: whether or not to outsource. Should you hire an on-site fleet manager or use a company? There are good arguments on both sides, but no one solution fits all companies.
Buyers are interested in buying from distributors that are online and easy to use, so manufacturers should partner with distributors that have adopted ecommerce strategies to meet the growing demand for more mobile, digital, and automatic shopping.
The passage of several months since a heated legislative debate over the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey has done little to mellow the dispute between two global liquor giants and the growing number of craft distillers caught between them.
How can small businesses keep from spending all their precious pennies on shipping? One of the most obvious choices is to avoid shipping products by truck as much as possible.
The Lempert Report reports on a new kind of food truck. The innovative company Saffron Road has taken advantage of a current cultural phenomenon.
The average food item in the United States travels more than 5,000 miles from farm to fork. To get a berry's-eye view of this long journey, two National Geographic journalists followed a strawberry truck from a field in California to a grocery store in Washington, D.C.
The Mexican Healthy Products Summit offers an exclusive opportunity for healthy products companies interested in beginning or expanding distribution in the Mexican retail marketplace. Over 60 buyers representing six sectors of Mexican retailers will attend.
Starting from outside the temperature controlled loading dock and moving our way in, let’s take a look at some technologies and equipment available to address safety concerns and ensure that your operation remains highly productive.
Anheuser-Busch, one of the largest beer brewers in the country, is suing Kentucky to force the approval of a distributor's license. The company claims the Alcoholic Beverage Control has passed the statutory deadline for either approving or rejecting the application in 60 days.
By retrofitting your warehouse with the right automation technology, you can easily leverage your existing assets and real estate to accommodate growth. Retrofitting opens the door for many new opportunities and benefits that new construction would not provide.
A bevy of new online services is angling to be your virtual kitchen assistant, giving you the chance to outsource the tedious aspects of cooking — the shopping, sorting, washing and prepping — so you can focus on the more satisfying assembling and eating parts.
The U.S. will show itself off as "Food Truck Nation" in Milan, Italy by bringing six authentic food trucks to the Expo as part of its participation in the event opening in May for six months. The Expo theme is food and nutrition.
Portland-based Bridgetown Natural Foods rides the snacking trend with its Gluten-Free, Organic, Kosher and B-Corporation certifications.
From a changing global economy and a shift away from outsourcing to newer technologies and consumer demands, distributors have their work cut out if they want to keep ahead of trends. Here are five bits of wisdom that can pay off for distributors looking to the future.
iGPS Logistics and Nestle Waters' North America have announced an agreement to introduce iGPS pallets as the shipping platform for Poland Spring brand natural spring water to customers throughout the North East.
Food Manufacturing spoke with a pair of experts from Grainger to discuss the latest distribution trends and how they impact food manufacturing. Sean Foran and Elizabeth Bernhardt teamed up to provide the following answers.
The American Bakers Association urged the Senate to continue its oversight of the freight rail shipping crisis. Bakers have struggled to receive flour shipments in a timely fashion, which is a major concern for the baking industry.
Two women were stabbed — one of them killed — at Vaughan Foods' distribution center in suburban Oklahoma City. The suspect was said to be an "angry employee."
PepsiCo announced a goal that by 2020 all of its future point-of-sale equipment (coolers, vending machines and fountain dispensers) purchased in the United States, will be free of hydroflourocarbons.
PepsiCo has announced it is closing the two beverage warehouses in Portland and Augusta, Maine. The closures are scheduled for the end of October.
Good traceability helps a manufacturer comply with legal and regulatory requirements and also shows how the right systems and equipment can contribute to production efficiency. Find out more by taking a look at this infographic from Mettler Toledo.
U.S. wine consumption has expanded for the 20th straight year, surpassing France as the largest wine market. Relaxed restrictions on direct winery shipments contributed to the wine industry's success in 2013.