Author: Bethany Cramer

The Art of Incremental Improvements: Innovate From Within Your Culture

This article was originally published in Forbes The phrase “innovative culture” is often used in business to position a company on the cutting edge of new technology, processes or ideas. Many of the world’s most successful, well-known brands are also known as the top innovators in their space. Most organizations want to follow that […]

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Consignee Spotlight: CVS

CVS, named one of the largest companies in the world by Fortune Magazine, is a wonderful place for CPG brands to land shelf space. With over 9,000 locations across every state in the U.S., a deal with CVS can bring a lot of exposure and revenue that an emerging CPG brand needs to continue […]

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Consignee Spotlight: KeHE 

If you are an up-and-coming CPG brand that has secured a deal with KeHE, congratulations! Working with a nationwide distributor can open many doors previously inaccessible to your brand and land you a lot of shelf space.   For those of you that don’t know, KeHE is a wholesale food distributor. This means that they […]

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Q4 2023 Freight Market Update

Welcome to the Zipline Logistics Q4 2023 Freight Market Update! Although rates have continued to hover near the bottom of the market, there is some evidence that they could soon turn. Our in-house experts believe this could occur in the back half of Q2 2024, so now is the time to sit down with […]

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Consignee Spotlight: UNFI

If you are an up-and-coming CPG brand that has secured a deal with UNFI, congratulations! Working with a nationwide distributor can open many doors previously inaccessible to your brand and land you a lot of shelf space.   For those of you that do not know, UNFI is a wholesale food distributor. This means […]

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How Inflation is Affecting Consumer Spending Habits and CPG Supply Chains

This article was originally published in Supply and Demand Chain Executive. Consumer packaged goods companies have seen inflation trend higher than the national index. Here’s why value-added partnerships will build an optimized, transparent, adaptable and resilient supply chain. In recent years, the United States has experienced events that have altered the day-to-day lives of […]

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Why Companies Should Invest In Tech Even Amid Economic Hardship

This article was originally published in Forbes. In recent years, businesses across many industries have experienced the labor shortages that came after a global pandemic, material sourcing challenges because of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, and general financial pressure from sharp inflation rate increases in the United States. These difficulties meant that many companies were forced […]

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Yellow Shut Down: How CPG Shippers May Be Impacted

Long-time LTL carrier, Yellow, announced bankruptcy and the halt of all operations on July 30th, 2023. Saddled with debt after mismanaging large loans paid out by the federal government during the pandemic and struggling to come to agreements with employee unions, Yellow Corporation was forced to shut down.   Yellow’s fleet contains roughly 14,000 […]

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Zipline Love Stories: Data-Driven Results from our Favorite Customers

Zipline Logistics is proud to be the only third-party logistics company exclusively servicing the consumer-packaged goods sector. We rely on our world-class team of retail transportation experts, state-of-the-art shipper intelligence tools, and uniquely qualified carrier network to eliminate out-of-stocks and maximize our clients’ gross profit.  Our processes are built specifically to resolve the most […]

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Choose Service this Bid Season

Bid season is just around the corner, and that means that CPG shippers who have frequent, high-volume lanes are gearing up for their requests for pricing (RFP).  The market has nearly bottomed out since the last bid season, so it is time for you to contract new rates if it hasn’t been done already.  […]

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CVSA Brake Safety Week Scheduled for August 20th – 26th

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will he holding 2023’s Brake Safety Week from August 20th through the 26th. The focus will be on brake lining and pad violations.   During this week, commercial motor vehicle inspectors will inspect and remove commercial motor vehicles found to have out-of-service brake violations from the roads until […]

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Keep Your Product In-Stock for Back-to-School Shopping

Believe it or not, many consumers have already started back-to-school (BTS) shopping in stores. According to the National Retail Federation, total consumer spend is expected to reach a new record of $135.5 billion when college students are included – about $25 billion higher than last year.  Some of the highest spending categories include electronics […]

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