Every so often, the National Motor Freight Classification will make changes to freight classifications. Savvy shippers who are keeping up with all the changes or shippers who outsource to a logistics service provider who stays on top of these changes will have a competitive edge.
Booze prices at bars and restaurants in Washington may go up this year as multiple interests fight over rules following the voter-approved privatization of the state's liquor system. The possible price hike could be a hangover from battles among two giant national distributors.
A large distributor of natural and specialty foods in North America plans to build a $38 million plant in northwestern Wisconsin. United Natural Foods Inc. is expected to begin construction of a 300,000-square-foot distribution center in Prescott in May.
Amazon Supply aims to take on the role that industrial distributors have been doing for decades — supplying much-needed parts or MRO products to manufacturers in a timely, regular fashion. Linda Taddonio, co-founder and eCommerce strategy officer at Insite, provides insight on this development.
As food manufacturers capitalize on expanding opportunities to source locally and globally, they are required take a proactive approach to navigate through different governments’ complex laws in order to minimize potential risks like confiscation, regulatory enforcement, outbreak and liability.
Minnesota-based company Lakemaid Beer had big plans to use drones to deliver its beer to local ice fishermen, but the Federal Aviation Administration heard Lakemaid's president discussing the plans on the radio and grounded the project.
The Food and Drug Administration is proposing new rules to keep food safe while it's transported. The rules would require many larger companies that ship, hold and otherwise transport food by roads or rail to prevent contamination as the food is moved.
Lakemaid Beer recently tested its drone delivery system by flying a 12-pack of its brew to anglers on central Minnesota's Lake Mille Lacs. The craft brewer says it still has hopes of one day using the drones to deliver its beer to ice fishers, despite being grounded by federal aviation officials.
A slowdown in rail service is forcing American Crystal Sugar to cut back on production, something company officials said could cost millions if the situation doesn't improve. The cooperative plans to limit output at three of its five plants because it's running out of storage space while waiting for rail cars.
As the demand for fresher and healthier foods grows, the shelf life of many products is decreasing. The result is a challenging quality dilemma for manufacturers. As companies are reformulating their products to make them fresher, they must also evaluate how they are delivering their products to maintain the quality.
Nestlé Waters North America is the largest bottled water company by volume in the United States. The company prides itself on its sustainability efforts, including its many LEED-certified facilities and eco-friendly packaging.
The P-341 Ship Shape extra heavy-duty bulk container features an internal design combined with perimeter steel bracing to accommodate payloads up to 2,000 lbs.
Mexico is getting a big cash infusion as PepsiCo and Nestle plan to boost their presence in the country, the companies announced Friday at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Emerging markets are increasingly important for food and beverage growth.
The future of a British specialty shop in Saskatoon is in limbo after several popular foods were deemed illegal and pulled from the shelves. Brit Foods' owner says he’s sold products like Irn-Bru, Marmite and Ovaltine in his three stores since 1997.
Company has introduced a new version of the eBob software that is designed to help users gather real-time inventory data from storage bins.
Suisan company Ltd., a 106-year-old food distribution company, has a new president. Glenn Hashimoto of Hilo has replaced Rex Matsuno, who served as president since 1967. The Hilo-based business serves supermarkets, schools, hotels and restaurants.
Successful Supply Chain Management (SCM) is, in a way, like a hearty holiday meal. A lot of time and effort goes on in the background before you set the table. Your meal won’t be a hit with your family and friends if everything doesn’t come together in a timely fashion.
Georgia Department of Agriculture officials say a recall has been issued for cheeses being sold in Georgia and Florida. Officials said Thursday that it may be contaminated with Salmonella. Inspectors are checking stores and warehouses.
New food safety rules proposed by the federal government could prove cumbersome and costly for Georgia farmers, the state's agriculture commissioner said. FDA officials plan to reconsider some of those proposed rules and accept public comment.
Nissin Foods Holdings on Friday announced plans to expand its instant noodle business in China between 2015 and 2016 to meet growing demand. The company, which already owns six instant noodle-making plants in China, will add three more in three provinces.
ShelfMax8™ 8" high plastic storage bins include sizes designed for shelving systems and many Vertical Carousel Automated Storage Retrieval Systems.
With more news about food and beverage recalls, there’s a growing concern that the industry won’t be able to keep up with new regulation that allows the FDA to trigger mandatory recalls at food distributors. Joe Scioscia, vice president of sales for VAI, provides more details on these rules.
Whole Foods has lost its taste for Chobani. The natural and organic grocery chain said Wednesday that it will be phasing Chobani Greek Yogurt out of its stores in early 2014 to make room for other products. Chobani is now available in most supermarkets.
The IP65 CartMover™ is an IP65-rated version of the battery-powered CartMover.
The Xsense® automated data collection and analytics system now has expanded capabilities. The system can now provide data collection and analysis for fresh produce, as well as meat and poultry, fish and seafood, dairy, ice cream, chocolate, and snacks.