Cross Border eCommerce – Key to Successful Entry in North America


When seller brands dream of penetrating the international e-commerce markets, they usually picture North America – and they have justifiable reasons for this: As of 2018, the average revenue per online shopper is the highest for the United States. Food & Drinks.

A Tipping Point?

Supply Chain Shaman

Heinz Company and Kraft Foods Group were merging. The merged company will be the third largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth in the world. Now, let me give you my take… Battered food and beverage companies struggle today.

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This Week in Logistics News (February 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Amazon to deliver Whole Foods groceries in two hours for Prime users (CNBC). CX North America Expands Driver Mobile App with Digital Proof of Delivery Update. Our guinea pig Cow died this morning. The kids named him Cow when he was born.

How Lot Traceability Can Help Your Business


If someone gets sick from this food, they can trace the jar back to a particular lot and do a recall on that specific contaminated lot with certainty. Business Tips batch tracking CA Canada inventory tracking NA North America traceability track and traceIf you’re the manager of a manufacturing business , you’ll do whatever it takes to keep a factory running without a hitch. Factories are complex, busy places with a lot of systems, machinery and processes in place.

Amazon's Whole Foods Takeover: One Year Later


When Amazon announced its takeover of Whole Foods last year, there was a lot of speculation about how the e-tail giant would overhaul the grocery chain’s operations. Since 2007 it faced its share of challenges, including losing out to Walmart as the biggest seller of organic food in the U.S.

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The Smart Factory, Industrie 4.0, and Supply Chain Optimization

Logistics Viewpoints

In North America, the Internet of Things (IoT) is getting a great deal of attention. Automotive Industry Food & Beverage Industry Supply Chain Optimization Arla Foods Industrie 4.0

Achieving Agility When Shipping Food Around the World

Supply Chain Link

Guest Post: Shubh Mann, VP of Sales Food is shipped from all over the world. In 2015, North America exported a total of over $2 trillion dollars worth of products to other countries 1 , which consisted of mostly ingredients and food.

Trade Wars Put U.S. Small Business on the Front Line

Supply Chain Brain

As an example, China has imposed tariffs on farm products and seafood, as well as autos; and the companies affected can be small food exporters, agricultural supply companies, or auto parts suppliers. North AmericaThe U.S.-China China trade war is escalating by the day and the U.S. relationship with NAFTA countries Canada and Mexico is increasingly tense. trade is heating up with imminent E.U. tariffs on the horizon.

Managing the Temperature-Controlled Supply Chain with Technology


New webinar discusses the current trends in the food supply chain space and the role that technology is playing in the modern-day cold chain. . electrification, solar starting, and solar charging), and how these innovations will enable more efficient transport of food. “I

The Local Food Movement is right around the corner


Ask yourself, when shopping for fresh food, do you seek out and buy from local suppliers? – If your tendency is to choose local products over national brands and local producers over far off producers, you’re a part of an important market segment within fresh food. Local food is often perceived to come from trusted suppliers, travels less food miles and pumps dollars back into the local economy. But all food simply cannot be sourced locally.

Increased demand and regulations create new challenges for multi-temp carriers

DELMIA Quintiq

The demand for refrigerated food distribution has changed dramatically over the past several years, in turn adding the complexities of shelf-life, perishability and refrigeration requirements to the logistics of food transportation.

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Whole Foods is Cutting Prices — And it’s Hitting Trader Joe’s Hard

Supply Chain Nation

This week: Whole Foods is cutting prices and it’s hitting Trader Joe’s hard, Whole Foods has already sold approximately $1.6 Whole Foods is Cutting Prices — And it’s Hitting Trader Joe’s Hard. Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods is rocking the grocery industry. billion acquisition of Whole Foods formally went through in August, the changes began, from cutting costs to internal restructuring. Whole Foods’ Sales Soar on Amazon.

Smithfield Foods to build 420,000 square foot distribution centre in Cecil County Maryland


Sullivan, president and chief executive officer for Smithfield Foods. 'We It is a tremendous win for the state and for Cecil County that a global company like Smithfield Foods, which has worldwide brand recognition, has chosen to continue its growth in Maryland,' said Governor Larry Hogan. population within an overnight drive, Maryland provides a competitive advantage for a food company like Smithfield to reach a significant customer base.'.

New Bookends: The Tale of Supply Chain Global Leaders in Consumer Products

Supply Chain Shaman

In the last five years, consumer products and food/beverage leaders faced different challenges. Overall, in the industry, there is more forward momentum in consumer products sector than the food/beverage peer groups. Definition.

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Kraft Foods Names Daniel Myers Executive Vice President, Supply Chain

Supply Chain Network

Kraft Foods (NYSE: KFT) announced today (June 30th) that Daniel Myers will join the company in September as Executive Vice President, Supply Chain. “Daniel has extensive experience driving cost savings across complex global supply chains – in food, beverages and many other products,” said Rosenfeld. ” Myers joins Kraft Foods from Procter & Gamble, where he built an impressive career over the last 33 years. based Kraft Foods Inc.

Why America’s Cheese Capital Is at the Center of Trump’s Trade War

Supply Chain Brain

Food & Beverage Global Trade & Economics All Technology Global Trade Management North America Home Page Latest News Home Page SliderNow Plymouth residents are worried they will become one of the first big victims of Donald Trump’s escalating trade war. In retaliation for his administration’s tariffs on steel and aluminium, the U.S.’s

Coffee Shops Are Already Running Out of America's Newest Milk Craze

Supply Chain Brain

The switch has taken a toll on companies like Dean Foods Co., Food & Beverage All Technology Sourcing/Procurement/SRM Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider Featured Content North AmericaIt’s called oat milk, and baristas love its light, hearty flavor that lets the java beans take center stage. As more consumers choose plant alternatives to dairy, it’s gotten so popular that just in the last month, some coffee shops were left without oat milk for days, even weeks.

10 things eft's been reading this week


Food Navigator]. Food Manufacture]. No matter where you stand when it comes to forecasting and visibility tech, you can learn something from the finest minds in the business gathering at the Logistics CIO Forum: North America.

Whole Foods is Cutting Prices — And it’s Hitting Trader Joe’s Hard

Supply Chain Nation

This week: Whole Foods is cutting prices and it’s hitting Trader Joe’s hard, Whole Foods has already sold approximately $1.6 Whole Foods is Cutting Prices — And it’s Hitting Trader Joe’s Hard. Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods is rocking the grocery industry.

GS1 Numbering System Required to Identify Products Online


From grocery stores to department stores, you can see barcodes with your food and clothing. In North America, a GTIN is composed of 12 numbers. However, it does not represent that of North America. As mentioned above, North America’s GTIN is composed of 12 digits.

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Corporate America’s New Dilemma: Raising Prices to Cover Higher Transport Costs

Supply Chain Brain

Interviews with executives at 10 companies across the food, consumer goods and commodities sectors reveal that many are grappling with how to defend their profit margins as transportation costs climb at nearly double the inflation rate. All Logistics Transportation & Distribution Logistics Outsourcing LTL/Truckload Services Rail & Intermodal Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider News Transportation Management North America

GS1 Numbering System Required to Identify Products Online


From grocery stores to department stores, you can see barcodes with your food and clothing. In North America, a GTIN is composed of 12 numbers. However, it does not represent that of North America. As mentioned above, North America’s GTIN is composed of 12 digits.

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RELEX Survey Reveals Opportunities for Grocers to Boost Operational Efficiency and Reduce Fresh Food Waste

RELEX Solutions

Study shows more precise forecasting results directly in less food spoilage. Titled Growing and Sustaining Competitive Advantage in Grocery Retail , the report shows that retailers should be focused on modernizing processes and technology to increase the accuracy of forecasts and lower the cost of fresh food waste. 53% are interested in the automated replenishment of ingredients which is consistent with the growing demand for food-to-go and meal kits. Read PDF.

Exciting and Challenging Times Ahead for Food Retailers: An Interview with Gartner’s Mike Griswold

Supply Chain Nation

As part of our Expert Insights series, Supply Chain Nation recently sat down with Mike Griswold, Research VP at Gartner, to discuss current and future trends in the food retailing industry. SCN: What are the biggest challenges facing food retailers today? Griswold: The first challenge is in the merchandising area around the convergence of the assortment, space and price decisions, particularly for food retailers with their planogram-heavy environment.

Kroger aims to hire 23,500 workers


Kroger plans to hire an additional 20,000 workers over the next several weeks to help it to continue to provide fresh food and useful supplies to communities across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fully electric refrigerated delivery vehicles move to testing in the US


Trackloop Analytics Corp and BYD Company Ltd, in collaboration with Volta Air Technologies have deployed Trackloop's proprietary temperature monitoring software in two BYD all-electric refrigeration delivery vehicles, which are being demonstrated for commercial use in North America. BYD Motors is the largest electric vehicle manufacturer in the world, with plans to offer all-electric refrigeration delivery vehicles throughout North America - Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Covid-19 (Coronavirus): Where do we go from here?


In early 2015, Continental Mills knew the North American Avian Flu might disrupt its supply of eggs in the coming weeks.

Food Retailers and E-Commerce: An Interview with Gartner’s Mike Griswold, Part II

Supply Chain Nation

Supply Chain Nation recently interviewed Gartner Research Vice President, Mike Griswold, on the current trends in food retailing. food retailers have been behind their European counterparts in implementing e-commerce strategies such as “click-and-collect.” Griswold: Multi-channel has a different flavor between North America and the UK and Europe. I don’t think the North American customer has necessarily voted with their wallet enough to say we want to do that.

Kroger expands longer-lasting fruit and veg nationwide


Apeel's innovative food-based solution has proven to extend the life of perishable produce, reducing food waste in transport, in our retail stores and in our customers' homes.". Primary Event: 21st Annual Logistics CIO Forum: North America Image Caption: The Kroger Co.

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Top Insights about Supply Chain Network Design – benefits, tips and what your competitors are doing


The survey was conducted online among professionals from a variety of industries, including industrial manufacturing, food and beverage, retail, CPG and pharma. What are companies looking for in supply chain network design technologies ? What works well, and what are the challenges?

Innovations that drive business decisions forward

DELMIA Quintiq

Nigel Batchem , Senior Director of Planning at Amy’s Kitchen, a family-owned company that aims to serve food with the best quality ingredients, detailed the company’s supply chain planning puzzle and how its journey with Quintiq became a success.

5 Things to Look for in a Temperature-Controlled LTL Provider

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Orders should be optimized based on your weekly freight mix, whether it’s frozen or refrigerated food, perishables, or confectionery shipments. Is Temperature Controlled LTL Right for Your Business? Transportfolio.

The Long Tail of the Supply Chain: Part 2 - Pareto is Dead


Pat Smith, Vice President of ToolsGroup North America, then illustrated the growth of the long tail and drove home how to combat the challenges posed by it. Even food and beverage companies can have 36% of their revenue from the tail.

The Price of a Big Mac in Denmark: Worth the wages?

Supply Chain View from the Field

Today’s NYT has an article about how fast food restaurants like McDonald’s and Burger King pay $20 an hour – a living wage – in Denmark. When you look at wages you also have to see that 20 euros in Denmark cannot be compared to 20 euros in North America, as the social system in Europe has, of course, quite a high standard and the wages are especially high in Denmark.

10 things eft’s been reading this week


Farm to Cradle: Nestlé Experiments with Tracking Gerber Baby Food on the Blockchain. If you would like to learn more about blockchain’s role in our industry, then why not sign up to the 20 th Annual Logistics CIO Forum: North America.