Category: Blog

Category: Blog

Produce Pallets
April 12, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

Produce distributor turns pallets into a competitive edge Manufacturer uses display-ready, shared half pallets to eliminate product damage and customer complaints. By Josh Bond, Senior Editor · April 12, 2018 Melon 1, America’s largest watermelon shipper, ships its watermelons nationwide from packing sheds and other distribution points on the East Coast. Because freshness is vital and harvest dates
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Canadian Food Retail
April 12, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

CANADIAN RETAILERS SEE CONSOLIDATION, IMPORT GROWTH Tom Karst April 11, 2018 08:43 AM A USDA Foreign Agricultural Service report says non-grocery retailers in Canada, particularly Costco and Walmart, have gained market share in the last five years, accounting for 20% of the retail grocery market in 2016. ( Courtesy Walmart Inc. ) Wal-Mart and Costco
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Grocery History
April 12, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

Grocery’s Boozy History Going to the grocery wasn’t always a chore. The history of grocery begins with a dealer who sold by the gross—that is, in large quantities at discounted retail prices. A grocer in medieval England was a wholesaler, and the name is derived from an Anglo-French word having the same meaning, groser. Grocer gained widespread use during the 14th century
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Private Label Growth
April 12, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

Nielsen: Private-label sales grew three times faster than national brands AUTHOR Cathy Siegner PUBLISHED April 12, 2018 Dive Brief: Within the past year, sales of private-label brands have surpassed those of manufacturers’ brands, according to a Nielsen report cited by Food Navigator. The most recent “Total Consumer Report” from Nielsen stated that after trading negatively in the last
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Key Issues in Supply Chain
April 12, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

ROI, worker shortage, and cybersecurity biggest barriers to adoption of next-gen supply chain technologies, Deloitte-MHI study says New report explores the trends and technologies driving next-generation supply chains and ways to break down the top barriers to adoption. By DC Velocity Staff Eleven technologies are combining forces to create next-generation supply chains that are digital,
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Marketplaces for global shoppers
April 12, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

Marketplaces becoming popular among global online shoppers, UPS-commissioned survey says Consumers seeking different delivery options, survey finds. By DC Velocity Staff  0 Comments Online shoppers worldwide are buying more from international retailers and from “marketplaces”—third-party sites where multiple merchants sell their products—and are increasingly relying on digital devices and seeking different delivery options, according to a
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Top Logistics Companies
April 12, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

Rankings Logistics 50 | Freight Brokerage | Dry Storage Warehousing | Refrigerated Warehousing | Dedicated | Ocean Freight | Airfreight Rank 2018 Rank 2017 Company Net Revenue (Millions) Gross Revenue (Millions) Employees 1 1 XPO Logistics Inc. 5,238 est 9,506 est – 2 3 UPS Supply Chain Solutions 3,252 est 7,981 – 3 4 DHL Supply Chain 2,415 est 4,390 est – 4 5 C.H. Robinson Worldwide
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Price War: Grocery Online
April 12, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

Is a Grocery Price War Brewing? The Lempert Report: A study pointed out a narrow price gap among online grocersBy Rebekah Marcarelli on Apr. 11, 2018As the grocery industry struggles to find its next act by adding grocerants, dietitians, clothing boutiques and other services, a new report from Profitero may be a precursor to what comes next: a price
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Lucky’s Continues Growth
April 12, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

Lucky’s to Double Store Count With 20 Signed Leases Natural foods retailer to expand from Montana to FloridaBy Meg Major on Apr. 09, 2018Lucky’s Market plans to nearly double its store count from 28 locations to more than 40 within the next 18 to 24 months, announcing Monday that it signed 20 leases for new stores spanning from Montana to Florida. Beyond the
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Chicago Market
April 11, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

Chicago grocers ramp up hiring, while balancing online growth and brick-and-mortar upgrades Camrey Anderson, grocery team member, stocks drinks in a refrigerator at the new Mariano’s store in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood on Oct. 6, 2016. Mariano’s parent company Kroger announced Tuesday plans to hire for 11,000 positions nationally. (Jose M. Osorio / Chicago Tribune) Greg
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