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.
A new University of Virginia study, published online in the American Geophysical Union journal, Earth’s Future, examines global food security and the patterns of food trade that — until this analysis — have been minimally studied.
The CNG conversion comes as the 2014 football season kicks off one of the company’s busiest shipping periods of the year with 17 million cases of beer shipped by the Houston fleet during the third quarter.
Legislators on the Alcohol Distribution and Shipping committee met in Pierre to discuss a proposed bill that would allow residents to buy up to 12 cases of wine per year directly from wineries, which is currently illegal in South Dakota and eight other states.
Before taking the outsourcing plunge, it is critical that businesses commit to processes that ensure the safety of consumers, the security of their intellectual property and compliance with food safety laws.
As Fishbowl inventory management specialists have gone to different businesses to train them on the company's software, they have seen several common mistakes companies make in managing their warehouses. Here are the top 5 solutions to avoid making these inventory mistakes.
The new storage and distribution facility will allow the company to continue to produce at an increased capacity to meet growing consumer and market demand.
The increase in varying products, flavors and packaging is making it less profitable to utilize manual processes. Although it may be cost-prohibitive to automate the entire facility, there are a few key areas that can greatly reduce changeover.
Beer serves America: For every one job at a brewery or beer importer, there are 45 jobs created in supplier industries and in local communities across the country.
Whisky makers are worried about the risks involved in finding themselves overnight in a new country with, among other things, a different currency. Nine out of 10 bottles of Scotch are sold overseas for a value of 4.3 billion pounds ($7.1 billion) a year.
Ultimately, consumers deserve some blame for the outsourcing phenomenon that has swept through the U.S. and Europe. People tend to make decisions based on a single significant factor and in retail settings that factor tends to be price.
This infographic by Spacesaver Industrial dives into how to manage multiple SKUs. According to the report, the typical number of beverage SKUs per distributor in 2013 was 665.5, which was up more than 100 from 2011.
Much of U.S. manufacturing has been decimated in the past decade by less expensive imports from China, but it didn't have to be that way, according to a compelling new book by journalist Beth Macy. "Factory Man" tells the story of one manufacturer who fought back.
Already the largest distributor of specialty food products and the second-largest distributor of natural food products in North America, KeHE will now employ over 4,000 employees, operate 14 warehouses, distribute to over 35,000 store doors weekly and export to 32 countries.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan participated in negotiations Sunday with the owners of the Market Basket chain — feuding cousins Arthur T. Demoulas and Arthur S. Demoulas — as well as several other shareholders.
OREO Mini is treating 50 tiny towns across America (one town in each state) to a mini delivery featuring the world's favorite cookie…only smaller. Because these small towns often go overlooked, many people probably don't know about the little things that make them so unique.
The privately-held company turned 80 this year and is pushing to update its image, reach a new generation of customers and make its mark in a more sophisticated and savvy marketplace.
In a world of lean, automated manufacturing where global business is the norm and not the exception, the need to source and make things in the right place has never been more important. The question which should be asked is “where is the best place to manufacture?"