Food Shippers of America

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We are now accepting 2017 Sponsorships for our March 3rd-5th 2017 62nd Annual Conference at the Hilton Bonnet Creek Resort in Orlando FL.

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CHICAGO – PECO Pallet, a leading pallet rental company and member of the Pritzker Group family of companies, has announced the appointment of Joseph Dagnese as its new chief executive officer.

Dagnese, brings more than three decades of leadership experience in global logistics and transportation, most recently as president of Con-way Freight and executive vice president of its parent company, Con-way Inc., which was acquired by XPO Logistics (NYSE: XPO) in October 2015. In addition to overseeing the operating and financial performance and strategic planning for Con-way Inc.’s largest business unit, with 22,000 employees and $3.6 billion in revenue, Dagnese led change management, employee engagement and continuous improvement processes for the global freight company.

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Syfan Logistics, Inc.
Food can be described as any substance that is consumed to provide nutritional support to the body. Food contains carbohydrates, minerals, fats, proteins and vitamins to support the growth of the body. The concept of packaged food came into existence owing to factors such as easy cooking, consumption, handling and safety from external tampering. Changing lifestyles, convenience of consumption and increased health awareness are the main factors driving the growth of the packaged food market. Packaging materials used for food should be convenient for carrying, displaying, opening and closing. Some of the major hindrances to market growth are due to food contamination, government regulations and emergence of local brands. The leading players in the market have been focusing on mergers and partnerships as their key strategies to expand their market presence. For instance, Kraft foods partnered with ketchup giant Heinz to expand its business, while Tyson foods collaborated with Godrej foods in India. The Asia-Pacific region is expected to be the fastest growing market due to the growing awareness and increasing adoption of packaged foods; thus, making it one of the lucrative markets for investments and expansions.

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Consumer Goods Technology (CGT) presented its third annual CMO of the Year award to Antonio Sciuto, EVP & Chief Marketing Officer, Nestlé Waters, during a special awards ceremony on June 7th at the 2016 Consumer Goods Sales & Marketing Summit in New York City.

By design, this one-of-a-kind award is intended to recognize one chief marketing officer in the consumer goods industry for making the largest demonstrable impact on his or her consumer goods organization through the implementation and successful use of new marketing strategies, technologies and/or processes.

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Kraft Heinz is one of Berkshire Hathaway's largest positions and provides a good example of the types of businesses Warren Buffett likes to buy.

The company last increased its dividend by 4.5%, but has room for potentially stronger growth rates as merger cost synergies and debt refinancing lift earnings over the next few years.

Is Kraft Heinz a buy for long-term dividend growth investors?

Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC) maintains a wonderful portfolio of brands, sells recession-resistant products, generates dependable free cash flow, and is taking steps to further bolster its margins and earnings.

These are important qualities for companies included in the Top 20 Dividend Stocks portfolio, so let's see if Kraft Heinz can make the cut.
Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC) accounts for nearly 20% of Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE:BRK.A)(NYSE:BRK.B) portfolio and is one of Warren Buffett's (Trades, Portfolio) favorite dividend stocks.
The company maintains a wonderful portfolio of brands, sells recession-resistant products, generates dependable free cash flow and is taking steps to further bolster its margins and earnings.

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This year’s road construction season faces an uncertain future if Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democrat-controlled General Assembly don’t agree to authorize transportation spending by the end of June, according to representatives of the Transportation for Illinois Coalition.
"The budget impasse has really put all sorts of funding at risk, but transportation is unique in that we are very time sensitive, even more so than education, which has gotten an awful lot of attention," Todd Maisch, president and CEO of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and co-chairman of the coalition, said during a news conference.

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United States Cold Storage, Inc.
Missouri lawmakers took one step forward and two steps back on statewide transportation funding during the latest legislative session.

Although no action was taken on a long-term transportation funding solution, legislators did approve a $20 million allocation for a cost-share program that MoDOT shelved a couple of years ago due to the funding shortfall.

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The program allows local governments, with MoDOT approval, to partner with the state on a road or bridge project to speed up construction.

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Multi-brand OEM, Daimler – parent company of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Freightliner and Fuso – has reinforced its commitment to a platform strategy for future product development.
"Joint development and purchasing will be carried out wherever there is no impact on customer perception and brand differentiation," the company said in a media statement ?– pointing out the new approach would have "great advantages" for both customers and the Daimler Group.

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Pro Star Logistics
CHERRY HILL - A federal safety agency has ordered a local trucking firm to pay a former driver more than $276,000 in back wages and interest.

NFI Interactive Logistics Inc. of Cherry Hill also must reinstate the trucker, who was fired after he attempted to comply with federal safety regulations, according to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The payment would include $100,000 for punitive damages and $50,000 for compensatory damages due to emotional stress, OSHA said.

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SINGAPORE — Olam International Ltd. has acquired a 100% interest in Brooks Peanut Co., Samson, Ala., at an enterprise value of $85 million. The acquisition expands Olam’s peanut sourcing network into Alabama and Florida. Brooks, the sixth-largest peanut-sheller in the United States, processes about 110,000 Farmer Stock Tons and has an annual capacity of 175,000 Farmer Stock Tons.

Anupam Jindel, Olam
Anupam Jindel, president of Olam’s global peanut business
"We are pleased to have the opportunity to acquire Brooks’ procurement and processing capabilities, which complement our footprint in the U.S. and significantly strengthen our network and product offerings to our customers and growers," said Anupam Jindel, president of Olam’s global peanut business, when the deal was announced June 9. "Given our strengths in the U.S. peanut industry and global marketing reach, we feel quite confident that we will be able to take Brooks to its full potential fairly quickly."

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