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Food Shippers of America

The 62nd Annual Conference will be held March 5-7, 2017, at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida. We are experiencing registrations at a rapid pace, so register soon to secure your spot. Total attendance is limited to the first 1,000 completed registrations.
Please click here to access conference registration:
 
The Conference Hotel still has limited availability for Saturday March 4th and is sold out for Tuesday March 7th. If you have not secured your room reservations, please log on using the link below. We have secured additional rooms at the adjacent Waldorf Astoria at a slightly higher room rate.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: CONFERENCE ROOM RATE IS ONLY FOR REGISTERED FSA CONFERENCE ATTENDEES. IF YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED FOR THE CONFERENCE AND PLAN ON STAYING AT THE CONFERENCE HOTEL ROOM RATE WILL BE HIGHER.
 
 
 
 
   
Our co-chairs and Planning Committee have completed our agenda for the 62nd Annual Food Shippers of America Conference at the Hilton Bonnet Creek Resort.

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/fud-nwl/pdf/kwFood_Shippers_Agenda_2017_121516.pdf to view the full article online.

 
 
   
The tournament will be held at the Waldorf Astoria Golf Club adjacent to the conference hotel on Sunday, March 5, 2017. The morning round is sold out. There are still 30 slots available for the afternoon tee time of 1 p.m.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/fud-nwl/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=416597&issueID=44562 to view the full article online.

 
 
   
The Uniform Food Safety Transportation Protocol (UFSTP) is available to motor carriers that will need to comply with mandates from shippers and their broker agents under the new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rule governing the sanitary transportation of human and animal food.

The rule, published earlier this year, requires compliance by major shippers and receivers – those with 500 or more employees – and their agents beginning in April 2017 with the entire perishable food supply chain compliant by April 2018.

Visit http://fleetowner.com/regulations/complying-new-food-safety-transport-rules to view the full article online.

 
Mike Tamana Freight Lines LLC
 
   
Our remaining sponsorships include:

Sunday Luncheon (1 opening for $2500)
Sunday Dinner (2 openings $5000 each or 1 for $10000)
Monday Entertainment (2 openings $5000 each or 1 for $10000)
Remaining sponsorship selections are available during the conference
Registration process or by contacting Nancy Newbourne, Treasurer
treasurer@foodshippersofamerica.org or Royce Fisk, Executive
Director rfisk@foodshippersofamercia.org
Cutoff for signing up is December 31, 2016 due to printer deadlines.

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/fud-nwl/pdf/Updated_Sponsors_for_Enewsletter_2017.pdf to view the full article online.

 
Bimbo Bakeries www.bimbobakeriesusa.com
Nestle Purina Petcare Co. www.purina.com
Saputo Dairy Foods USA, LLC www.unordinarydairy.com
Mars North America www.mars.com
Red Gold www.redgold.com
 
SmartDrive Systems, a leader in driving performance solutions that reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency, today announced it has been included in the 2016 FL100 Top Software and Technology Providers list for the third consecutive year. Food Logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply chain, recognized SmartDrive alongside other top providers and companies whose products and services are critical for the global food and beverage supply chain. This distinction reaffirms the SmartDrive program's positive impact on improving safety, reducing risk and exonerating drivers of commercial vehicles.

Visit http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/smartdrive-named-to-food-logistics-2016-fl100-top-software-and-technology-providers-list-for-third-consecutive-year-300379581.html to view the full article online.

 
We see this truck stop - convenience store operator worth $14.58, offering over 100% upside potential and over $20 if HPT and RMR removed the shackles.

TA could be a good fit for Amazon's reported plans to open convenience stores, creating an immediate footprint (this observation is the author's opinion only).

TA should benefit from a healthy U.S. economy and its re-positioning program. Look for dramatic increases in EBITDA in the years ahead.

Visit http://seekingalpha.com/article/4030960-travelcenters-america-fuel-portfolio to view the full article online.

 
 
   
Chocolate brand Hershey's has announced that it will be closing its interactive flagship Chicago store.

The immersive store invited guests to act as 'factory workers' and make their own unique candy mix. In addition, store visitors could choose to have their photo printed on a chocolate bar wrapper.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/fud-nwl/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=416682&issueID=44562 to view the full article online.

 
WSI
Hermann Services, Inc.
 
   
Due to difficulties with our online application, we are extending the deadline from 12/31/16 to 1/7/17. If you or your dependent has applied, we ask them to email scholarship@foodshippersofamerica.org to confirm their application has been received.

For those who would still like to apply, please note the extended deadline.

There will be more than $22,500 in awards presented, with the top applicant being invited to attend the 2017 Conference and accept the award in person.

Eligible applicants are children or dependents (including spouses) of a supply chain department employee whose company's FSA membership dues are current.

If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Newbourne, treasurer, at treasurer@foodshippersofamerica.org.

Please click on the learn more below for more information about the John J Murphy 2017 Scholarship Application. Completed applications must be received by January 7, 2017.

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/fud-nwl/pdf/2017_Scholarship_Application.pdf to view the full article online.

 
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Bronson Point Management LLC purchased a new position in Hershey Co. (NYSE:HSY) during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor purchased 10,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,135,000.

Visit http://dailyquint.com/2016-12-16-bronson-point-management-llc-invests-1135000-in-hershey-co-hsy/ to view the full article online.

 
The main U.S. indexes rallied on Friday, with all three benchmarks closing at record highs for a second straight day amid widespread gains on the Standard & Poor’s 500 and all but four of the blue chips on the Dow Jones Industrial Average ending in the green.

Seneca Foods Corporation (NASDAQ:SENEA) performed nicely this week, continuing its impressive near-term upward movement. The stock has moved north 8.56% over the past week of trading.

Looking further out, over the past 12 months, Seneca Foods Corporation’s stock was 42.17% and 38.67% over the last quarter and 19.42% for the past six months.

Visit http://www.engelwooddaily.com/trump-rally-steams-ahead-this-stock-riding-the-wave-seneca-foods-corporation-nasdaqsenea/914470/ to view the full article online.

 
Leanlogistics
Pro Star Logistics
Louisiana has a $13 billion backlog of transportation repair and improvement needs.

Now, a study group is recommending the state spend $700 million more annually on road and bridge work.

The group was created by Governor John Bel Edwards and is co-chaired by State Transportation Secretary Shawn Wilson.

The group is recommending paying for the work primarily through tax and fee hikes.

Visit http://klfy.com/2016/12/13/transportation-study-recommends-state-spend-700m-annually-on-road-bridge-work/ to view the full article online.

 
 
   
The Specialty Food Association announces the six winners of the 2017 Leadership Awards, honoring industry frontrunners who have gone above and beyond in advancing food standards in society--and society itself--by creating social, economic and environmental impact through innovation and vision.

Awards are given in three categories: Business Leadership, Citizenship, and Vision. The winners' achievements range from spearheading the organic milk movement in the U.S. to supporting sustainable rice farming around the globe.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/fud-nwl/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=416635&issueID=44562 to view the full article online.

 
 
   
JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of Swift Transportation Co. (NYSE:SWFT) from a neutral rating to an overweight rating in a report released on Thursday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. currently has $31.00 price objective on the stock.

Visit https://www.thecerbatgem.com/2016/12/16/swift-transportation-co-swft-upgraded-by-jpmorgan-chase-co-to-overweight.html to view the full article online.

 
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