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Food Shippers of America (FSA) would like to look at options to refresh and update the look of the FSA logo.  

To that end, FSA is sponsoring a competition for our members and past annual conference attendees to help develop ideas for a new logo.

 

Please be sure to add media@foodshippersofamerica.org to your email contact list to ensure prompt delivery of your registration voucher for the 2020 Food Shippers of America Annual Conference.

As our conference tends to fill quickly, be sure to register early!

 

We are rapidly approaching the 2020 Food Shippers of America Conference registration opening on August 1, 2020. This registration will be open for all interested attendee types.

Conference vouchers will be released July 31 for the August 1 registration opening.

If you do not receive your voucher by August 1, please email your complete contact information to media@foodshippersofamerica.org.

For more information on the 2020 Food Shippers of America 65th Annual Conference, please click here

 

Thank you to the committed sponsors for our 65th Annual Food Shippers of America Conference, February 23-25, 2020 at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando, FL.

Click here for a listing of our 2020 Conference Sponsors. 

If you are interested in sponsorship, you can secure your sponsor designation when registering for the conference (opening August 1) or contact FSAtreasurer@foodshippersofamerica.org for additional details.

 

Food Shippers of America is researching this growing area of supply chain management and is looking for shippers or receivers that are actively using or pursuing blockchain technology. Our 2020 annual conference co-chairs are looking for a company or two that would be willing to share their blockchain story with other Food Shippers members as part of a presentation panel on this topic.    

We would like to talk with your company about your blockchain experience and would ask that you reach out to Kyle Kottke at kyle_kottke@kottke-trucking.com if you would be willing to participate as part of the 2020 Conference program.

 
   
Hub Group, Inc.
      
Syfan Logistics, Inc.
   
 
   

The Shippers Group has opened a second distribution site in Richmond, VA. The new site is now fully operational with more than 437,000 square feet of space, bringing their total DC space nationwide to more than five million square feet. 

 
 
   

Abbott Nutrition Recognizes Star Distribution Systems as the 2018 Less Than Truckload #LTL Provider Of The Year!

 

 
 
   

The Shippers Group has moved to its new distribution facility in Hutchins, TX. The new 560,000-square-foot distribution facility is now home to TSG's corporate headquarters. Located just minutes from downtown Dallas, the new facility boasts 89 dock doors, secured yard, Union Pacific Railroad service and room for cooler space.       

 
   
WSI
      
Visible Supply Chain Management
   

Geotab
Fleets based in Canada will spend the next year transitioning to ELDs under the Department of Transport Ministry's new Transport Canada ELD mandate. Currently bus and truck drivers in Canada are required to self-report their drive and rest times, but all are tasked with completing the transition to ELD use by June 2021.

 

Supermarket News
Walmart has quietly rolled out a new subscription-based delivery service dubbed "Delivery Unlimited" that gives customers the option of paying a $98 yearly, or $12.95 monthly fee for same-day delivery instead of the $9.95 per order fee already in place. The pilot program is currently being run in Houston, Miami, Salt Lake City and Tampa, FL. 

 

DC Velocity
For more than 135 years, The Kroger Co. has been an innovator and leader in the retail grocery industry. Founded in Cincinnati, OH, in 1883, and now operating in 35 states, Kroger was the first grocer to open its own bakery and the first to sell both meat and groceries within the same store.

 

FoodDive
Food texture has usually taken a back seat to taste and smell, but hailed as the "final frontier" by Popular Science magazine, the demand for maintaining texture is making huge impacts in the restaurant and retail grocery industries.

 

Supply Chain Drive
Though insurance can cover a variety of unplanned warehousing, transport and manufacturing spend, some companies are setting aside large sums of cash to cover for unplanned or expedited freight issues.

 
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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FreightWaves
A recent survey, compiled by the Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, also known as the Trucking Alliance, found that thousands of truck driver applicants were slipping through the federal drug screening process. The Alliance surveyed more than 151,000 pre-employment drug tests and found that while more than 94% passed hair analysis and urinalysis tests, the rest failed one or both screenings.  

 

Logistics Management
According to a recent report by Los Angeles-based industrial real estate firm CBRE, since 2015 warehouse demand has outpaced construction and development despite there being more than 255 million square feet of warehouse space currently under construction. Warehouse rents have also risen nearly 20% for the same time period. 

 

TransPlace Blog
With more than half the year under our belts, the Transportation TIP List notes highlights and trends for this week including HOS rule changes, cross border shipping challenges and other transportation news.

 

Transport Topics
An interactive map detailing the Top 100 For-Hire Carriers in North America.

 

Supermarket News
With a rapidly diversifying population in the U.S., grocers are responding to the needs of a multicultural America by tailoring their produce and prepared foods sections and expanding their cafe offerings.

 
   
Lync Logistics, LLC
      
Americold
   

SupplyChain247
Whether it’s the Smart Assist on your desktop or the Facebook algorithm that curates your news, automation, AI, and machine learning are transforming how we live, work and create business in myriad ways.

 

Global Trade
Temperature controlled logistics provider Lineage Logistics was recognized this week by the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Plants Program for its utilization of machine-learning technology known as "flywheeling."

 

Food Processing
In collaboration with OpenSc – a blockchain platform that traces food back to the farm it originated from – Nestlé announced a "new ground in supply chain transparency" beginning with milk produced in New Zealand bound for the Middle East.

 

Grocery Dive
With sales of deli prepared foods topping $12 billion in 2018, grocers are looking to add more specialty prepared items to their e-commerce business. But moving from grab-and-go foods like ready-to-bake pizza and rotisserie chicken to made-to-order items is a bit more complicated.

 
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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John Murphy was one of the long-standing members of the Food Shippers of America organization both as a food manufacturer and as the Executive Director. John spent more than 40 years in the transportation industry of which the last half was at The Borden Food Company where he retired in 1995. Upon retiring from Borden, John spent 14 years as the Executive Director of Food Shippers of America.

 

Thank you to all our members for your support!

 

Registration for the 65th Annual Food Shippers of America Conference, scheduled for Feb. 23-25, 2020, at the JW Marriott Grand Lakes Orlando, FL, opens soon!

 
 

 

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