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Sysco Launches One Planet. One Table.
Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY), the leading global foodservice distribution company, launched its One Planet. One Table. assortment, the foodservice industry’s largest offering of certified and sustainably focused products.
The Sysco One Planet. One Table. assortment includes over 3,000 items across 15 categories that are:
“At Sysco, we're taking action to protect the health of our one and only planet. We have a growing market of customers looking for more...
FourKites Appoints Industry Veteran Bill Maw as Chief Financial Officer to Drive Continued Growth
Leading supply chain visibility provider FourKites today announced the addition of Bill Maw as the company’s new chief financial officer (CFO). Maw brings a decades-long track record of successfully leading high-growth companies through financing rounds, mergers and acquisitions, and IPO readiness, and has built finance teams supporting businesses across the globe. He joins FourKites at a time of tremendous opportunity and growth for the company and the supply chain industry as a whole, as the real-time visibility pioneer leads the transition to increasingly...
RLS Logistics New Jersey Cold Storage Warehouse Expansion Opens
RLS Logistics, a leading cold chain solutions provider, announces the opening of its expansion at its Newfield, NJ cold storage warehouse. The expansion has brought capacity for all teams at this campus.
"We are excited to bring cold storage capacity to our Newfield cold storage warehouse. This development provides growth opportunities not only in our cold storage business but also in our direct to consumer fulfillment and cross docking warehouse business units," said Russell Leo, CEO of RLS Logistics.
Their New Jersey 3PL warehouses offer frozen and refrigerated shippers looking for...
United Natural Foods Deploys New Zero-Emission Refrigerated Delivery System
United Natural Foods, Inc. (NYSE: UNFI) (the “Company” or “UNFI”) today announces that it is taking its next steps toward a zero-emissions future by deploying two battery-electric semi-trucks and five regenerative electric refrigerated trailer systems. UNFI is deploying the trucks and trailers in the Sacramento and Gilroy, California markets, just in time for the peak holiday selling season.
UNFI worked with Penske Truck Leasing to secure two, class-8 electric trucks, which include the Freightliner eCascadia, and the Volvo VNR Electric models. Both vehicles are well equipped...
Golden State Foods Promotes Four Senior Executives in Strategic Leadership Restructuring
Golden State Foods (GSF), one of the largest diversified suppliers to the foodservice and retail industries, is pleased to announce four leadership promotions of senior executives based in GSF’s Irvine, California corporate headquarters. As part of its strategic restructuring to support current and future business priorities, the company promoted Brian Dick to President and Chief Executive Officer; John Page to Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer; Brad Tingey to Corporate Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; and Stephen Wetterau to Corporate Senior Vice President, Strategy, Technology and...
National Convenience Distributors Announces Acquisition of Colonial Wholesale Distributing, Inc.
National Convenience Distributors (“NCD”), the 4th largest wholesale distributor to the convenience industry, today announced the acquisition of Colonial Wholesale Distributing, Inc., one of the Southeast region's largest full-line wholesale distributors to the convenience and grocery store industries. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Colonial Distributing, founded in 1998 and located in Tampa, Florida, will join NCD as a newly created division and expand NCD’s geographical reach along the east coast from Maine to Florida. National Convenience Distributors now services thirteen (13) states...
Imperial Dade Acquires Atlantis Packaging, Adds Scale in Southern California
Imperial Dade, a leading distributor of foodservice packaging supplies and janitorial supplies, today announced the acquisition of Atlantis Packaging (“Atlantis” or the “Company”). The transaction represents the 67th acquisition for Imperial Dade under the leadership of Robert and Jason Tillis, Chairman and CEO of Imperial Dade, respectively. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.
Owned and operated by Eric Rodriguez, Atlantis Packaging is a premier distributor of industrial products throughout Southern California and the United States. Eric’s father founded the business over 50-years ago and the Company...
Imports Building Toward August Peak as One Labor Dispute Ends But Others Develop
Import cargo volume at the nation’s major container ports is expected to climb toward an August peak this summer, according to the Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. But even though a tentative contract agreement has been reached at West Coast ports, retailers are closely following labor disputes at ports in western Canada and a potential Teamsters strike against United Parcel Service.
“We were relieved that labor and management at West Coast ports reached a tentative agreement last month...
UniPro Member, Food Supply Inc. Partners with Pepper to Revolutionize Digital Ordering Experience
Food Supply Inc., a UniPro member and leading food distributor in the sunshine state, has announced a groundbreaking collaboration with Pepper, an innovative e-commerce solution for food distributors. The partnership aims to redefine the digital ordering experience for customers and enhance operational efficiency for Food Supply Inc.
As a forward-thinking company committed to delivering exceptional products and services, Food Supply Inc. recognizes the importance of embracing cutting-edge technology to stay ahead in the competitive market. By joining forces with Pepper, Food Supply Inc. is...
Quality Custom Distribution Expands Southwest Foodservice Logistics Business
Frisco, Texas-based Quality Custom Distribution (QCD), a Golden State Foods (GSF) company, has expanded operations in the Southwest U.S. market with two relocations to larger distribution centers in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Las Vegas, as well as a new facility opening this summer in San Antonio, Texas. Servicing nearly 7,500 customer stores in virtually every state, the QCD network will soon encompass 25 total distribution centers, making 35,000 last-mile deliveries weekly to four leading Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) brands.
"As our customers continue to thrive and expand in key U.S...
Bringg and Ubeya Partner to Tackle Workforce Shortages
Bringg, the leading Delivery Management Platform (DMP) provider, today announced a partnership with Ubeya, a Workforce Management Platform specializing in shift-based placements, improving engagement, and increasing worker retention. With the launch of the Independent Driver Network and the partnership with Ubeya, Bringg will now provide retailers and logistics companies with access to an additional workforce for increased delivery capacity, enabled by partners including Workwhile, Point Pickup, Tonquin and Para.
Many of the systems in place that support rapid or flexible delivery capabilities are lagging, and among the most prominent pitfalls...
Vertical Cold Storage Closes MWCold Acquisition
Vertical Cold Storage, a developer and operator of temperature-controlled distribution centers sponsored by real estate investment firm Platform Ventures, finalized the purchase of MWCold, operator of two strategically located temperature-controlled warehouse facilities in central Indiana. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“We are excited to welcome the MWCold team to Vertical Cold and provide them with the opportunity to continue to grow personally and professionally as we serve our customers by embracing the unique complexities of the temperature-controlled supply chain. We are a team of cold storage veterans focused on...
United Natural Foods Announces Regional Restructuring
United Natural Foods, Inc. today announced actions it is taking to enhance profitability, speed decision-making and reduce administrative layers, primarily by consolidating from four operating regions to three. The three new regions will be called East, Central, and West. In total, the Company will eliminate approximately 150 roles as part of this announced restructuring effort, primarily in management or supervisory positions.
In March, UNFI named Erin Horvath as Chief Operating Officer and Louis Martin as President of Wholesale to better align leadership teams and resources to drive the Company’s customer-centric strategy and...
Baldor Specialty Foods Announced Retirement of Longtime President
Baldor Specialty Foods, one of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic’s largest food distributors, announced today the upcoming retirement of Michael Muzyk, longtime President of the company and an icon in the food distribution industry. Muzyk’s retirement will commence at the end of 2023.
After a remarkable career spanning almost 30 years, Muzyk has been looking forward to enjoying more downtime with family and friends in retirement. Because of his dedication to the company, however, he didn’t want to leave until he felt Baldor was well-positioned for the...
Walmart to Invest $257 Million in Beef-Packing Plant in Kansas
Walmart said on Tuesday it would invest $257 million to open a beef-packing plant in Olathe, Kansas in 2025, which would create more than 600 jobs.
The facility will package and distribute cuts of the higher grade Angus beef from Sustainable Beef LLC. Walmart had acquired a minority stake in the ranch-based beef processing plant last year, which is expected to be functional in late-2024.
The company's investment plans come at a time when...
Abbot's Butcher Secures National Foodservice Distribution Through New Partnership with Dot Foods
Abbot's Butcher—the makers of clean, nourishing plant-based proteins—has partnered with Dot Foods, North America's largest food industry redistributor. The launch will put Abbot's Butcher premium plant-based meats on the market for over 5,200 customers across all 50 US states. All of Abbot's Butcher bulk SKUs—"Chorizo", Ground "Beef", Chopped Chick'n, and Italian "Sausage" are now available and stocked at Dot.
"We are beyond excited to offer our clean, premium plant-based meats in partnership with Dot Foods. Their supply chain efficiencies allow everyone...
Sysco Names Kenny Cheung Chief Financial Officer
Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY), the leading global foodservice distribution company, has appointed Kenny Cheung to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective April 17, 2023. Neil Russell, who has served as Interim CFO since January 6, 2023, has been appointed to the newly created position of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).
“I’m delighted to welcome Kenny to our executive leadership team,” said Kevin Hourican, Sysco’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Kenny is a results-oriented leader with proven financial and operational management qualifications and a track record of driving strong performance with...
US Foods Appoints Andrew Iacobucci Senior EVP, Field Operations and Chief Commercial Officer
US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) announced today that Andrew Iacobucci is appointed Senior Executive Vice President, Field Operations and Chief Commercial Officer effective today. In his new role, Iacobucci will oversee the company’s local sales, commercial excellence, merchandising, marketing, CHEF’STORE, US Foods Direct and MOXē teams and have P&L responsibility for the company’s broadline business. He will report to Dave Flitman, Chief Executive Officer, as a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team...
US Foods Supports Emissions Reduction Efforts With Initial Delivery of Battery-Electric Trucks
US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD), one of America’s largest foodservice distributors, announced today that it received the company’s first battery-electric powered Freightliner® eCascadia® trucks at its La Mirada, California distribution center. The company previously announced plans to add 30 electric trucks to its La Mirada fleet in 2023.
The addition of the electric trucks reinforces the company’s commitment to reducing the carbon footprint of its growing fleet and will support the company’s near-term science-based emissions reduction target recently approved by the...
Performance Food Group Company Reports Second-Quarter and First-Half Fiscal 2023 Results
Performance Food Group Company (“PFG” or the “Company”) (NYSE: PFGC) today announced its second quarter and first half fiscal 2023 business results.
“Our momentum continued into the fiscal second quarter, with another period of strong sales and profit results for our company,” said George Holm, PFG’s Chairman & Chief Executive Officer. “Our Foodservice segment produced organic independent restaurant case growth, leading to another quarter of market share gains. Our execution across all business segments, along with positive mix shift, led to margin expansion and strong cash flow generation...
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