Topic: Cost Savings Strategies

CPG Brands: Dominate Your Category With a Logistics Strategy

Article originally published by Progressive Grocer. You’re a CPG brand and you’ve done the hard work. You’ve taken your brand from an idea to physical product, determined packaging and pricing, and landed shelf space at a retail store. From here, your sales team usually takes over the relationship with the person who decides if […]

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Household Cleaning Brands: Choosing the Right 3PL for Retail Deliveries

Did you know…?  The global household cleaning products market was valued at $247.94 billion in 2022. Procter & Gamble, Unilever, and Henkel are the largest household cleaning brands by revenue. Laundry detergent makes up the largest share of the global household cleaning products market, valued at over $96 billion. With constant product launches following […]

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Home Goods Brands: Choosing the Right 3PL for Retail Deliveries

Did you know . . .  In 2021, the global home goods market was valued at $610.65 billion. Wayfair holds the largest share of the home goods market at 14.4%, followed by HomeGoods and Big Lots. 55% of consumers prefer to shop for home goods at a physical store instead of shopping online. With […]

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Bet On Zipline Logistics This Bid Season

Bid season is approaching, which means it’s time for CPG shippers with high volume, frequently run lanes to complete a request for pricing (RFP).   Because the market has been on a downward trend for much of the year, now is the time to renegotiate your old contracts and make sure you’re getting the best deal. Contracts […]

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Capture Shelf Space During Back-to-School Shopping

With the price of essential classroom, dorm room, and clothing items highly inflated, back-to-school (BTS) shopping may look a little different for students this year.  The NRF recently published its annual back-to-school and back-to-college surveys. According to this data, 38% of consumers said they are cutting back in other spending areas to cover the cost of […]

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Walmart Increases the Cost of CPU Arrangements

Walmart recently announced it will begin charging some suppliers new pickup and fuel fees, starting August 1, 2022.   “If you are a Walmart supplier relying on Walmart to arrange transportation, it’s time to get in touch,” said Zipline Logistics President and Co-Founder, Andrew Lynch, in a LinkedIn post last week. “Switching to delivered pricing with […]

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Establishing Minimum Order Quantities Adds Up to Big Supply Chain Savings

There is plenty to consider when analyzing a transportation operation. Among the seemingly endless details that go into making a logistics decision, there is an important and often under-analyzed detail — how a carrier’s minimum charge can work in concert with retail minimum orders to maximize supply chain savings. Though minimum order quantity and minimum […]

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Using Transportation Data Analytics and Zipline’s KanoPI to Improve Your Transportation Network

How are modern consumer product companies using transportation data analytics to find success? They’re using technology to evaluate their vast amount of shipment data and increase transparency into their transportation network, identifying opportunities for improvement and cost savings. According to an article published by Cerasis, “Big data has become synonymous with better business, improving efficiency […]

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Leveraging Logistics to Unlock Profit – Specialty Food Association

Logistics is a rapidly changing and complex industry. This is particularly true for grocery and retail transportation. Retailers are tightening demands on vendors so they can have well-stocked shelves and retain customers, keeping them from turning to online alternatives. While e-commerce is booming, only 3% of grocery shopping is currently done online. There is still […]

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Disadvantages of Bundling Logistics Services

Photo by Robson Hatsukami Morgan on Unsplash Why it’s paramount that shippers avoid the seduction of a turnkey logistics provider (and why many mature supply chain leaders already know this). As they approached a higher level of demand for their offerings, an importer of food products from Mexico signed up with a one-stop logistics provider in Laredo, Texas. […]

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5 Ways to Recoup Value of Near-Expired Food and Beverage Products

Food and beverage manufacturers are often faced with figuring out what to do with product that is near its “sell by,” “use by,” or “best by” date. These dates prevent them from being able to sell through traditional customer channels and they must find new ways to salvage not only the product but the potential […]

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Rejected Freight: Top Reasons Freight is Turned Away

What does it mean to have rejected freight? If a carrier arrives at a facility and the receiver refuses to take the freight as is, it is rejected and must go back to the shipper or be fixed before ownership can switch hands. Some reasons for rejected freight are obvious, like a damaged product or […]

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