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Food and Beverage

Fourth of July: Logistics Fun Facts

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Editor’s Note: On July 2, Mike Otto contributed a blog post for The Road®. We’re sharing his original post here because it is a timely topic. Please share your thoughts and read the blog post, Fourth of July: Logistics Fun Facts.

Whether the Declaration of Independence was actually signed on July 2, 1776, or August 2, 1776, as some believe, our nation officially celebrates our independence from Great Britain on July 4. This year’s Fourth of July falls on a Friday. Many of us will celebrate with family, friends, fireworks, and of course, food.

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Holiday Inventory & Demand Planning for Fresh Produce

Holiday fresh produce

Holidays are a time when people enjoy coming together with family and friends to share a festive meal that is often filled with a variety of fresh produce. As a busy mom of two young children, it is important that I can purchase every produce item on my holiday shopping list with the peace of mind that it has the freshness and quality to last in my fridge at least three to four days. » Read More

Using Logistics to Trace the Root of Rising Food Costs

Food Costs

For all of our efforts to streamline supply chain logistics for the food industry, we’re driven by the demands of our customers who face some challenging demands of their own. Restaurant consumers want food fast. They also demand that it’s affordable and delivered safely. These opposing challenges have always plagued the food service industry. Well, I’m happy to report that the opportunity is clearer than ever before. » Read More

Sweet Potatoes and Collard Greens on Thanksgiving Menus

Thanksgiving Menus

Thanksgiving is my favorite time of year. It’s a time to give thanks, have a relaxing meal with family and friends, and eat delicious comfort foods. Our family feasts on many traditional dishes, including turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing. But my all-time favorite side dishes are sweet potatoes and collard greens. » Read More