Food Shippers of America

Phase 2 registration opened September 1, 2021 for all attendee types. If you are currently receiving this eNewsletter, then you are on our current mailing list and will receive an invitation voucher from media@foodshippersofamerica.org, which will be required to register for the conference. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please complete the information at the following link: Request for Addition to FSA Mailing List Survey(foodshippersofamerica.org).
The 2022 conference will be held from February 20 – 22, 2022 at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes Resort in Orlando, Florida. Overflow rooms will be available at the adjacent Ritz Carlton Hotel.

Please continue to take advantage of the industry information available on our FSA website, in our eNewsletter, our bi-annual Food Shippers of America magazine, and on our LinkedIn page.

If you have any questions please contact Paul Newbourne, Executive Director, at executivedirector@foodshippersofamerica.org  or 847-302-1496 cell.


Food Shippers of America (FSA) is introducing a modernized branding initiative to better reflect the current relevance of its mission and member value proposition.

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FTR Transportation intelligence and Food Shippers of America are co-hosting a webinar on “Current Transportation trends int eh Food and Beverage Industry” on October 21 and 2:00 PM EDT. To register, please click on the following link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4320998649538894096

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Syfan Logistics, Inc.

Thank you to all our members for your continued support!

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Food Shippers is now accepting applications for the 2022 John J. Murphy Scholarship Program.
The scholarship program is open to any dependent of a current Food Shippers of America member. For more information on membership please visit our web site at Food Shippers of America.org. For additional information on the scholarship application process please visit our Food Shippers of America Scholarship page.

The top scholarship winner for the 2022 John J. Murphy Scholarship Program will be announced at the 2022 Food Shippers of America annual conference in Orlando, Florida.


Sausage manufacturer ready to serve food and beverage industry with its fleet and expertise.

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This year, EPA is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the founding of Green Lights, the agency’s first climate partnership program, as well as its legacy.

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Syfan Logistics, Inc.

The upcoming holiday peak season will give little reprieve to supply chains already strained for capacity, yet a recent GlobalTranz Enterprises survey shows that more than 75% of companies are confident their e-commerce strategies can manage the higher-than-normal expected sales.

Visit https://www.supplychain247.com/article/globaltranz_survey_highlights_peak_season_expectations/news to view the full article online.


Food Business News
Riviana Foods announced this week the completion of two new silos at its Clearbrook, Minn. facility. The move increases Riviana's available storage capacity by 50% for its wild rice storage, drying and production. Riviana is North America's largest processor of branded and private label rice products, including Minute, Mahatma and Success rice.

Visit https://www.foodbusinessnews.net/articles/19617-riviana-expands-at-minnesota-wild-rice-facility to view the full article online.


Citing a medical standard to "do no harm," American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spears issued a statement that the Biden Administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandate creates a bifurcation, or division, that favors companies with less than 100 employees, a move that could severely impact the trucking industry.

Visit https://www.freightwaves.com/news/ata-warns-vaccine-mandate-could-do-harm to view the full article online.

ALJEX TMS - The most efficient TMS tool for food shippers.
Aljex Software
Aljex is the #1 cloud based TMS with dispatch and rate confirmation tools to ensure FMSA compliance. For over 20 years, Aljex has developed a scalable system that works for every size of carrier or brokerage. Join a network that does billions of dollars in transactional revenue annually. Software plans are risk free with no long-term commitments, offering low startup costs and fast deployment - in as little as a week. Contact Sales@Aljex.com for a free demo

Progressive Railroad
In a second merger agreement this year, Canadian Pacific (CP) will acquire Kansas City Southern (KCS) in a sale valued at approximately $31 billion. Referring to the new, single-line offerings along the U.S.-Mexico-Canada rail network, CP President and Chief Executive Officer Keith Creel said the partnership creates a "perfect end-to-end combination."

Visit https://www.progressiverailroading.com/m_a/news/CP-KCS-reach-second-merger-agreement--64636 to view the full article online.


Food Logistics
"Smart manufacturing" is not just about builiding factories and manufacturing products. It's also about food processing and food creation, and the Internet of Things (IoT) is making inroads on the factory floor, including technologies focused on data analytics, visibiity and traceability, as well as robotics and autonomous equipment handling.

Visit https://www.foodlogistics.com/software-technology/emerging-technologies/article/21614814/smart-manufacturing-is-even-vital-in-food to view the full article online.


Supply Chain Brain
In addition to capacity shortages, rising shipping rates, and out-of-stock inventory, supply chains will also face reduced staff during holiday mode – increasing the risk of cyberattack from ransomware and phishing along the entire supply chain.

Visit https://www.supplychainbrain.com/blogs/1-think-tank/post/33701-shoring-up-supply-chain-security-for-the-holidays to view the full article online.

United States Cold Storage, Inc.

Ongoing labor issues, high turnover rates, and competition continue to plague American businesses, and the distribution center (DC) sector is no exception. The growing e-commerce channel has highlighted the differences between manual labor DCs and those with integrated automation systems for picking, packing and sorting operations.

Visit https://www.mhlnews.com/technology-automation/article/21174772/combating-labor-shortages-with-automated-warehouse-solutions to view the full article online.


Logistics Management
In a move to provide shippers with better real-time supply chain visibility, Chicago-based project44 announced it will partner with Google in its Cloud Supply Chain Twin solution, offering visibility into a network of more than 113,500 multimodal carriers and 2.6 million assets.

Visit https://www.logisticsmgmt.com/article/google_taps_project44_to_be_initial_real_time_visibility_provider_for_suppl to view the full article online.


Food Dive
Ingredient shortages, shipping delays and rising fuel costs continue to plague Consumer Product Goods (CPG) manufacturers, and consumers have made do with lower-priced and substitute labels while their favorite items were out of stock. But new research indicates that a growing number of consumers still opt for lower-priced items, even after their favorites returned.

Visit https://www.fooddive.com/news/brand-loyalty-is-eroding-under-supply-chain-and-price-pressures-survey-fin/606581/ to view the full article online.


Our current issue of Food Shippers of America magazine is also available in digital format,and includes an array of industry information, tips and perspectives. Read features about pandemic trends in food purchasing and other retail disrupters, the changing regulatory environment, and the pace of infrastructure improvements. Inside you will find perspectives on the 2021 economic outlook by ATA Chief Economist and Senior Vice President Bob Costello and a host of industry insiders who will also discuss many other facets of the food and beverage industry. Please click here for immediate access. 

Previous issues may be found in our association website archives, or by clicking here

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Food Shippers of America is looking for FSA Members to feaure in our upcoming issues of the bi-annual Food Shippers of America magazine and monthly newsletter.

Tell us how you've weathered the pandemic and what your vision is moving forward. Perhaps how your organization is finding new solutions to capacity issues, or how new infrastructure legislation is affecting your  company's responses to increasing freight demands, We offer a unique opportunity for FSA Members to share their company's goals and successes, visions and innovations. 

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

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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 September issue. 

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

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Aljex Joins Global Leader in Logistics Technology
Aljex Software, Inc.
Descartes has worked with Aljex for years to provide end-to-end solutions for the freight broker community in North America. The acquisition integrates the market leading Aljex TMS into the Descartes Global Logistics Network, providing customers with improved shipment tracking and carrier capacity.
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