Category: Blog

How Can Green Logistics Foster Growth for CPG Brands?

Maintaining positive public perception has become a powerful source of differentiation for CPG brands. And a great way to gain the favor of consumers is through sustainability and green logistics practices. As CPG brands aim to be more customer-focused, integrating corporate sustainability measures is crucial to gain a competitive advantage. New consumers have demonstrated that […]

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Why Shippers Should Avoid CPU Arrangements with Distributors like UNFI

To many, customer pick-up (CPU) arrangements appear like a simple method for circumventing the challenges of getting their product to distributors. After all, with CPU, the customer handles picking up your product from your facilities, which seemingly eliminates the time-consuming day-to-day execution of transportation scheduling. But what is not always obvious is how surrendering control […]

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Logistics Partnerships Can Provide Value-Added Benefits for Healthcare Shippers

Industries have undergone a rapid transformation throughout the last decade, and in the wide-sweeping changes, logistics has emerged as a competitive advantage for healthcare shippers. Those who can exercise control and uncover visibility into key supply chain processes have begun to fare better than competitors. Some of the largest shippers have taken note, viewing logistics […]

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Using Logistics Data to Improve CPG Supply Chain Performance

Logistics data has taken a front seat at forward-thinking CPG brands due to its ability to drive impactful and profitability-focused decisions in all facets of the supply chain. As the business world further integrates advanced tech in the automated realm, logistics data will only become more important to CPG brands aiming to improve their transportation […]

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Supply Chain Efficiency Critical for Healthcare Shippers

Supply chain efficiency is essential for organizations across all segments, but this competency is especially crucial for healthcare shippers. In an industry with quick turnarounds and high-value products, it is vital that healthcare shippers maintain visibility into and control over their supply chains to ensure they function at peak performance. One of the most beneficial […]

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Why Chasing Rates Doesn’t Work for CPG Retail Shippers

When shopping for freight rates, some retail shippers look at a number of options from various carriers for a given lane, sometimes opting for the cheapest provider. Because it seems like lower upfront freight rates would equate to shrinking logistics costs, in this scenario, the decision-maker at the CPG brand assumes they have saved their […]

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How COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Will Affect CPG Shippers

With two vaccines now approved for use in the US and many people throughout the US expressing interest in lining up for them, a large-scale distribution rollout is now underway. The effort is largely unprecedented in modern times and has understandably left many CPG shippers wondering how freight capacity will be affected by the effort. […]

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Trucking Market Q1 Update and 2021 Freight Outlook

After a tumultuous 2020, the trucking market may be setting up for a bit more stability in the 12 months ahead. It was a tale of two freight markets during the past year due to the global pandemic that reshuffled consumption and commerce. We saw historic freight lows in the winter and early spring, followed […]

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Top 46 Food and Beverage Trade Shows for 2021

Food and beverage trade shows are essential for business today. Expos and conferences help to gather industry peers together, share new innovations, host education sessions, and facilitate imperative networking. For the food and beverage industry, there is a seemingly endless list of shows that touch on everything from processing to packaging and niche events that dial […]

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Why Shipping Lead Time Matters in a Tight Freight Market

Providing your logistics partner with additional lead time can be critical in ensuring better rates and securing capacity in any market. But with freight conditions like those we have seen throughout most of 2020, building in additional lead time is an even more essential piece of your logistics operational puzzle. It can help you, and […]

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Latest NMFC Changes Set to Take Effect on December 19

Consumer goods manufacturers should be prepared for the final NMFC updates of 2020. These classification changes are scheduled for the end of the month, as the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) has announced the updates will go into effect on December 19. While the next scheduled changes do not specifically affect food and beverage […]

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Involuntary Sampling: An Emerging Threat to CPG Brands’ Revenues at Retailers

Online ordering has taken center stage this year as shoppers hampered by the outbreak of COVID-19 have turned to previously available but underutilized channels to complete their purchases. As consumers look more frequently to retail grocers’ online channels, there is an emerging phenomenon that threatens to jeopardize brands’ revenue and put competitors’ products in customers’ […]

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