Food Shippers of America is pleased to announce that plans are proceeding to host its 66th Annual Conference at the JW Marriott in Palm Desert, California, February 28 - March 2, 2021. Registration will begin in phases for each attendee type starting with shippers/receivers beginning on September 15, 2020. For more information on the 2021 conference please contact media@foodshippersofamerica.org.


Food Shippers of America has implemented the following change to their membership dues structure effective July 1, 2020.

Membership in the Food Shippers of America trade association is limited to individuals engaged in the business of shipping or receiving food and related productions in the Food and Beverage industry where an individual is someone who conducts business on behalf of a company who has, or maintains, physical ownership of these products within the supply chain.


Thank you to all our members for your continued support.


Food Shippers of America is looking for FSA Member Companies to profile in upcoming issues of the bi-annual Food Shippers of America magazine.

Tell us what your New Normal looks like. Perhaps how your company jump-started its own recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, or the best practices your team has developed to ensure continued resiliency and adaptability moving forward. We offer a unique opportunity for FSA Member Companies to share with our readers their company's goals and successes, visions and innovations. 

If you would like your FSA Member Company profile to appear in our print and digital publications, please contact Food Shippers at media_advisor@foodshippersofamerica.org.

Who Is Eligible for FSA Membership?


Our Summer 2020 issue of Food Shippers of America magazine is now available in digital format. This issue features articles from industry leaders on topics ranging from TMS implementation and cost savings to innovative transformations within the supply chain, and a report on the economic forecast before, during and most importanty, after the COVID-19 pandemic. Please click here for immediate access. 

Previous issues of Food Shippers of America may be found in our association website archives, or by clicking here.

Alliance Shippers Inc.
Syfan Logistics, Inc.

COVID-19 has reshaped ecommerce in the first half of 2020, with subsequent price hikes and disruptions to operations. Preparing for the future is key to minimizing impacts to supply chains. Join FreightWaves and Redwood Logistics for a review of how shippers are preparing for the rest of 2020 and beyond. Register now to view the live session.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 // 2pm ET


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a new disease and what could happen can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health actions, such as social distancing, can make people feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety. However, these actions are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Coping with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
With the phasing in of business openings and daily gatherings of people growing in the U.S. the CDC, in collaboration with state and local health officials, has drafted supplemental—not replacement—guidelines for protecting individuals and communities.

Red Classic Transportation Services, LLC
Visible Supply Chain Management

In 2015, Mark Anthony Brands, the producer of mike’s® hard lemonade and White Claw® Hard Seltzer, started a mutually rewarding partnership with Star Distribution Systems, Inc.

MAB tried to expand within the Florida market years ago, but it wasn’t until “we began our alliance with Star Distribution that things really took off,” said Scott Campbell, Mark Anthony Brands’ Senior Director of Logistics and Customer Service.


Food Dive
Building on the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released new guidelines encompassing a host of rules and regulations that manufacturers will need to adopt on a rolling basis. The new rules are intended to encourage widespread adoption of digital and interactive technologies within the food and beverage industry. 


Minneapolis-based C.H. Robinson is teaming with Microsoft to use its Azure cloud-based server to streamline the freight company's Navisphere transportation management system. Microsoft will also supply its internet of things (IoT) service to enhance CHR's ability to track temperature, shock, humidity and more in multimodal loads.

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Ship More. Risk Less.
Euler Hermes
There's a lot of uncertainty in the Food Industry. That's why Del Campo Supreme, Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, and 55,000 other businesses leverage Euler Hermes’ proprietary credit risk data. Learn how our data and global team of experts can help you feel secure in extending more credit to current customers, or pursuing new customers that may have otherwise seemed too risky.
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Transport Topics
A U.S. House Appropriations Committee has approved a bill to increase funding for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration by $881 million for fiscal 2021. The bill heads to the House floor for consideration as part of a $107.2 billion package for the U.S. Department of Transportation for 2021.


Citing internal disagreement with the four revised HOS rules issued last month, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration acknowledged this week that it is considering a petition filed July 1 by safety groups, including the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Advocates for Highway Safety. The group claims the new rules will only exacerbate driver fatigue rather than provide flexibility to their schedules.


The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the global supply chain into the common vernacular with disruptions and delays that made national headlines. It also shone a spotlight on the critical connection between warehouses and end destination—the yard—and the need for automation and digitization withing this sector.


Railway Age
The surface transportation reauthorization package being debated on Capitol Hill has revealed bipartisan support for freight railroads, including the importance of freight rail service to the overall economy and the impacts freight railroads will make in helping to curtail carbon emissions in the coming decades.

Forager Logistics

#EPASmartWay verified technologies can help you find practical solutions to reduce GHGs and other pollutants, so we can all breathe healthy air! 


Food Logistics
For a look at the latest trends, best practices and insights into forecasting, tracking, and visibility Food Logistics is making its Educational Webinar Series available to view on-demand. Click below for the full roster of webinars available.


In an effort to further reduce turn times at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, drayage operators are working with terminal operators to reduce flaws in the terminals' trucker appointment systems.

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FSIS | USDA Inspections | Capacity available
NewCold Seattle Operations LLC
Under Covid our automated and robotized coldstores have enabled our teams to operate at maximum reliability and efficiency, 24/7.  We have capacity available in Tacoma, WA and Burley, ID and we are ready to support your import and export needs in Tacoma! We are FSIS certified.
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Grocery Dive
The COVID-19 pandemic was a harsh blow to salad bars nationwide, leaving some retailers grappling with already declining sales and a gap in their offerings. The pandemic spurred Ohio-based Heinen's grocery to try Sally, to fill the bill. Sally is a 6-foot-750-pound robotic capable of creating preset or custom salads or yogurt and fruit bowls, and is fully integrated to transmit sales reports, peak/low time assessments, and inventory data directly to retailers.


The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) is making its monthly magazine, 3PL Perspectives, available to all FSA members and suppliers. Please click here for a view of TIA's July issue. 

For more information about any articles appearing in 3PL Perspectives, contact Chris Burroughs at burroughs@tianet.org


Supermarket News
Eyeing the uptick in its ecommerce sales, Pennsylvania-based Weis Markets has added a digital advertising solution that allows the regional grocer to tap into CPG dollars and marketing opportunities typically reserved for national-level sales.




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