The 2019 Scholarship winners are....

Ranking Applicant Name Member Company Parent
First  Dana Jutte Danone North America Ed Jutte
Second  Zachary Wright C&S Wholesale Grocers James Wright
Third - (tied) Garrett Greenfield Batory Foods Jason Greenfield
Third - (tied) Lauren Sinik Cargill Steve Sinik
Fifth  Jaime Andersen Conagra Brands Janine Andersen
Sixth  Coleen Jute Danone North America Ed Jutte

The top-awarded applicant will receive their award at the 64th Annual Conference in Palm Desert, CA.

Applications for the 2020 John J. Murphy Scholarship will be available by June 2019.


Are you a Shipper or Reciever member company and have a storied history that needs telling? Have you just surpassed your own expectations for growth? We are currently in production of our Food Shippers of America Spring issue, and we'd like to see our Member Shipper and Receiver Company's profiles in those pages!

Hub Group, Inc.
Syfan Logistics, Inc.

Redwood Logistics
Chicago-based Redwood Logistics announced this week their acquisition of Strive Logistics, creating a burgeoning multimodal provider with more than $1 billion in freight under management. The combined companies will operate under the Redwood brand with Strive CEO Ben Greene, President Jon Provus and the rest of the Strive management team joining the Redwood organization.


Food Engineering
Steadily increasing pressures from both food manufacturers and retailers have driven food pricing up in the past 5 years creating a "perfect storm" according to a new report by Acosta. The Pricing Conundrum underscores the urgent need for both parties to work together to mitigate the pricing uptick at a time when consumers have a vast array of choices for purchasing food.


With slow, but steady economic growth, shippers could still be hard pressed to find capacity in 2019, but in no way will it look like years past. Experts believe shippers and truckers will return to a post-recession "rough equilibrium," but also cautions that 2020 may herald a much different economic outlook.


The Packer
UK-based Wheatsheaf has acquired a 90 percent ownership of Purfresh, best known for its specialized temperature-controlled systems and cargo-monitoring software, Intellipur. The cloud-based platform offers remote control of temperature-sensitive cargo, and is used by ocean carriers, 3PLs and fruit exporters alike.


The spot rate market rose and stayed high throughout 2019, with the Atlanta to Philadelphia lane rising and then falling by more than $1 from its base of $2.50 to a low this month of $1.44 - a rate not seen since February 2016.


Supply Chain Dive
Expecting to be up and running by mid-2020, food giant Goya Foods will open a second warehouse in Orlando. A spokesperson for the company said the company had literally 'maxed out' its other Orlando warehouse and would build an additional 330,000-square-foot facility that would also be serviceable by rail.

Visible Supply Chain Management

CCJ News
In a lawsuit filed in federal court last week, the Teamsters Union sought to overturn the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's decision to exempt motor carriers from California labor laws concerning mandatory meal and paid rest breaks.


Food Dive
This spring, the FDA will finally begin inspecting large domestic and international produce farms under the Produce Safety Rule to ensure compliance and "standards for safe growing, harvesting, packing and holding of fruits and vegetables" in accordance with the FSMA reforms of 2011.


Transport Topics
After absorbing nearly two years’ worth of losses, Elizabeth, NJ-based New England Motor Freight and 10 related affiliates filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this week, a move that is sure to impact LTL freight service for metropolitan New York and New Jersey.

One Partner. Many Solutions.
Burris Logistics
At Burris Logistics, your business is as important to us as our own. We listen to you, learning from our customers and the industries we serve to collaborate on the best solutions for your end-to-end supply chain needs.
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February 22 - 25, 2020  JW Marriott Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL.
February 28 - March 2, 2021 W Marriott Desert Springs, Palm Desert CA.
February 20 - 22, 2022 JW Marriott Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL.
Inquires for Conference Sponsorship opportunities should be directed to treasurer@foodshippersofamerica.org


The 64th Annual Foods Shippers of America conference is sold out. Please find our tentative Agenda that Co-Chairs Earnie Seibert, Sanderson Farms and Mary Kearney, Hirschbach Motor Lines, and the committee have created for another great conference.

UTXL, Inc.

A vast array of new vision inspection and x-ray technology will be on hand at ProFood Tech slated for March 26-28 at Chicago's McCormick Place. An expected 7,000 industry professionals will have the opportunity to view the latest in processing equipment and machinery in action from more than 400 vendors.


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A Fresh Approach to Food Shipping
Tucker Company Worldwide, Inc.
Planning your food delivery in the most economical and quickest transit time possible allows you to keep your food products at their best. Tucker specializes in arranging your freight according to your needs, contracting with a select group of carriers, and applying our innovative “forensic dispatch” approach to strive for the safe, seamless and on-time delivery of your product.
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