Today, e-commerce is more prevalent than it has ever been. Whether it’s clothing, technology or tools and equipment, online shoppers want their purchases to arrive at their doorsteps sooner and quicker. And the same can be said about their groceries.
As fans prepare for football viewing parties across the country, snacks and drinks are sure to make it on the guest list. About 45 million Americans are expected to host gatherings to watch the big game Feb. 5 in Houston, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF).
The National Institutes of Health estimates that one-third of global fresh fruits and vegetables go to waste each year, and food waste is an environmental, economic and, in some cases, a political issue. To help minimize food waste, a growing number of countries are passing laws to spur food donation.
The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA)Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) will affect the entire supply chain, bringing sweeping changes to everyone from growers to warehouse operators and motor carriers. The FDA is required to begin issuing its final rules related to the act in August, with each requirement taking effect one year from its publication.
Penske Logistics thought leader Tom Scollard will participate in a Food Logistics magazine webcast later this month to discuss the cold chain portion of the globalfood supply chain. It takes place on August 26 at 1 pm. ET/10 a.m. PT. Scollard, the company’s vice president of dedicated contract carriage, will join experts from Burris Logistics, Infratab and Nova Cold Storage to highlight current cold chain innovations.
Food Logistics magazine recently namedPenske Logistics to its 2014 Top 3PL and Cold Storage Providers list. Food Logistics, the only publication dedicated exclusively to global supply chain solutions for the food and beverage industry. The Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers serves as a resource third-party logistics and cold storage providers whose products and services are critical for companies in the global food and beverage supply chain.
APenske Logistics Europe associate is among a top group of industry experts that collaboratively helped draft new pharmaceutical supply chain management guidelines designed to strengthen cold chain safety practices in Europe.