Food Shippers of America


Food Shippers is looking for ideas to update the look of the Food Shippers of America (FSA) logo. FSA is sponsoring a competition through Nov 1, 2019 for members and past annual conference attendees to submit their ideas and/or designs to help develop a new logo for our association. The winner will be recognized at the 2020 Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. 

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American Logistics Aid Network, MIT’s Humanitarian Supply Chain Lab, and LIFT Nonprofit Logistics are hosting a free, web-based Supply Chain workshop in preparation for the Shaken Fury 2019 national disaster exercise.

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Hub Group, Inc.
Syfan Logistics, Inc.

Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) released the highly anticipated report outlining “Creating a Win-Win-Win Business Relationship” between the motor carrier, the shipper and the 3PL.

“There has been a fundamental shift in the past few years on shippers, motor carriers and 3PLs seeking to provide better service to each other. This report is a great first step on identifying some key insights into what these three parties are looking for to make a successful relationship,” stated TIA’s Vice President of Government Affairs and staff liaison for the Shipper Committee and Council Chris Burroughs.

Visit https://www.tianet.org/dl-file.php?file=2019/04/Win-Win-Win.pdf to view the full article online.


5 Steps to Thrive in Our Unstable World
By Brad Wolff

We live in a world of unpredictable and uncontrollable change.  How can we survive and even thrive when our environment turns against us?

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In a move sure to impact employees in the sales and supply chain teams, Nestlé USA announced this week a shift from its company-owned frozen Direct-Store-Delivery (DSD) method to a warehouse model for its pizza and ice cream products.

Visit https://www.manufacturing.net/news/2019/05/nestle-usa-enables-further-growth-ice-cream-pizza-simplifying-route-market to view the full article online.


Small carriers and owner-operators have a game-changing opportunity to build out their trailer pools using a new drop trailer program launched by J.B. Hunt. The new program is designed to allow quicker movement of trucks in and out of facilities and a more predictable linehaul-like run on the densest lanes.

Visit https://www.freightwaves.com/news/j-b-hunt-launches-new-drop-trailer-program-360box to view the full article online.


Supply Chain Dive
Effective May 7, a termination of the 2013 Suspension Agreement slapped a 17.5% tariff on fresh tomatoes from Mexico raising the price from 21.69 cents per pound to 31 cents per pound. Those on both sides of the agreement - U.S. importers against and U.S. growers for the suspension – are still holding their breath as government negotiations on both sides of the border continue.

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Visible Supply Chain Management

Food Dive
New company CEO Geoff Freeman is creating long-term solutions to the company's approaches to recycling, re-alignment in the industry and streamlining costs in the supply chain.

Visit https://www.fooddive.com/news/gma-is-transforming-both-its-outlook-and-name-ceo-says/553588/ to view the full article online.


Transport Topics
A U.S. District Court in Central California has dismissed a class action lawsuit filed by a former employee of U.S. Xpress, who said the carrier did not provide him with sufficient meal and rest periods. The Court said it had insufficient authority to hear the case based on FMCSA's determination that "federal rest-break laws pre-empt California's separate meal-and-rest-break requirements."

Visit https://www.ttnews.com/articles/fmcsas-meal-rest-break-ruling-withstands-first-court-challenge to view the full article online.


Food Engineering
Marking their 29th year in business, family owned McCarthy Spice and Blends Company takes custom spice-blending seriously. Using a tagline of "custom creation specialists," the St. Louis-based operation has earned a reputation for high quality, fast R&D turnaround and short lead times for their clients.

Visit https://www.foodengineeringmag.com/articles/98255-reliable-ribbon-blenders-help-to-spice-up-batch-processing to view the full article online.

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.
Learn more.

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.

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2019 Conference Session Data from the 64th Annual Food Shippers of America Conference can be accessed via our website under Past Events or by clicking here.

Topics include hiring and compensation, shipper/carrier relationships, fuel and freight efficiencies, and an economic update and analysis for the coming year. 

Click here to enjoy your 2019 Conference Photo Gallery from the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa. 

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Thank you to all our members for your support!

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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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UTXL, Inc.

Supermarket News
With a jump of nearly 2% over last year, Ingles Markets reported net sales of just over $1 billion for Q1 2019. The Ashville, N.C.-based regional grocer currently operates 198 supermarkets in North and South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and Virginia with more stores slated for opening later this year.

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Focusing on steering and suspension systems, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will hold their annual International Roadcheck 72-hour inspection blitz on June 4-6. Rig drivers can expect a Level I inspection of brakes, cargo securement, lights and other systems. A September 2018 inspection sidelined more than 12,000 rigs.

Visit https://www.ccjdigital.com/inspectors-to-focus-on-steering-suspension-during-junes-roadcheck-inspection-blitz/ to view the full article online.

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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