10 Nov 2010

Eden Prairie, MN, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 — C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., one of the largest produce sourcing and global logistics providers, and FoodLogiQ have launched the Services Partnership Platform (SPP), an integrated solution set that provides produce traceability, food safety documentation management and collects sustainability inputs. 

This cost-effective platform provides complete product traceability in compliance with the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), stores food safety documentation, and allows every grower to capture sustainability inputs. The SPP provides the hardware, software, and a network of produce industry specialists to bring the most efficient solution to each link of the supply and demand chain.

"C.H. Robinson is excited to launch this solution with FoodLogiQ. The SPP is designed to add value to any size operation in the industry, from growers to receivers and dynamically keeps users current with the ever changing information requirements of our businesses," said Jim Lemke, senior vice president, sourcing, at C.H. Robinson. "From crop and farm management to downstream traceability, this web and mobile technology turnkey solution will give clients the ability to enhance their business and meet customer expectations."

Leveraging its workforce of sales and marketing professionals dedicated to produce, C.H. Robinson will introduce FoodLogiQ's technology via the SPP to thousands of its global business relationships in the agricultural, food and beverage industries.   

FoodLogiQ president Andrew Kennedy said, "C.H. Robinson's global sales and marketing reach and a century of industry experience provide the SPP and FoodLogiQ unprecedented ability to connect the food industry. We at FoodLogiQ are thrilled to work with C.H. Robinson to help enhance the traceability of our food supply at the speed of commerce and at an affordable price."

The SPP also offers pilot programs tailored to select retail and foodservice receivers in order to demonstrate the ease of deployment and operation of PTI in both their in-house and third-party supplier operations.


C.H. Robinson got its start in the produce industry over 100 years ago, providing fresh fruits and vegetables to the settlers of the Dakotas and Minnesota. Today, C.H. Robinson is a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest produce sourcing and non-asset based third party logistics companies in the world with annual gross revenues of approximately $7.6 billion in 2009. C.H. Robinson sources the highest quality products while integrating value-added logistics, distribution, and information reporting services. C.H. Robinson works with many well known North American consumer brands including Mott's®, Welch's®, and Tropicana® and offers a full line of organic produce through a large network of regional and local growers. The company serves over 35,000 customers through a network of more than 232 offices and approximately 7,500 employees in North America, Europe, Asia, South America, Australia and the Middle East.

FoodLogiQ is the leading provider of On Demand SaaS software to the fresh produce industry. FoodLogiQ enables growers, packers, shippers and retailers/food service operators to ensure they are providing safe food products to the consumer. FoodLogiQ's platform combines hardware, mobile software, web applications, and cloud-based data storage to deliver traceability, quality management, food safety, compliance, sustainability and consumer mobile applications in a single integrated community-collaborative application.