Topic: Miscellaneous

Out of Stocks in the COVID-19 Era Add Up to Significant Costs

Out of stock are three dreaded words that no shopper wants to hear. However, they are not only an inconvenience to consumers but also a substantial source of lost revenue for both retailers and vendors. According to an article published in Retail Dive, “Today’s shoppers experience out-of-stocks during one of three store visits, costing retailers […]

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Becoming a Shipper of Choice is Critical in a Tight Market

Being a Shipper of Choice is beneficial in any environment; however, its importance is even more pronounced in a tight trucking market. Achieving the designation can help you more easily find capacity for your shipments. That is especially true when conditions are challenging for shippers like those that we are currently seeing. In today’s and […]

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CVSA’s International Roadcheck Scheduled for Sept. 9-11

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced its plans to postpone its annual spring International Roadcheck due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in North America. The event had no definitive timetable for rescheduling when canceled in March; however, the group recently announced that it would take place Sept. 9-11. International Roadcheck is a 72-hour high-volume […]

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Zipline Logistics Named to Food Logistics’ 2020 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers List

Columbus, Ohio — Food Logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply chain, has named Zipline Logistics to its 2020 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list for the fifth consecutive year. “The food and beverage industry continues to evolve, and with it so does its need for transportation services,” […]

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Zipline Logistics Earns Spot on Inc. 5000 List for 9th Time

Columbus, Ohio — Zipline Logistics, a nationwide third-party logistics provider, has again been named to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies. This year marks the 9th time the company has been named to the list. “We’re thrilled to once again be recognized as a rapidly growing organization,” explains Zipline Logistics CEO, Walter […]

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What’s Next for a Bubbling Freight Market?

Despite a pandemic that has disrupted many parts of the global supply chain, the freight market has been on a recent tear. Based on a few reliable indicators, the market is superseding the booming conditions of 2018. Whether those conditions will continue for the remaining months of 2020 remains to be seen. Load volumes have […]

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Zipline Logistics Awarded as a Best Workplace in Ohio for Second Consecutive Year

Columbus, Ohio — Zipline Logistics has been named one of Ohio Business Magazine’s Best Workplaces of 2020. This is the second consecutive year that the Columbus-based logistics provider has received the honor. Ohio Business Magazine has published its annual list of 72 best workplaces from around the Buckeye State since 2015. To finalize their selections, […]

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Why Include a Third-Party Logistics Provider in Your Logistics RFQ?

Running a formal bid process or requesting a logistics request for quote (RFQ) is common among large CPG shippers. Especially those with high volume, frequently run freight lanes. Depending on your organization’s preference, the logistics RFQ process may be conducted once per year or every quarter. The goal is to secure capacity and stabilize freight […]

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Mastering Menards Delivery through Retail Specialized Logistics

Delivering to Menards can be a challenge for brands that do not have an efficiently optimized logistics function or extensive experience working with the retailer. Like many of its peers, Menards has special requirements to successfully bring product into its supply chain without incurring additional costs. Menards is the third-largest home improvement store in the […]

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Retail Trends and Grocery Consumption Patterns Emerge from COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected businesses in every sector of the domestic economy. While negatively impacting some, others have just seen shifts in the way commerce occurs. This change is most evident in the shift in retail trends that we have seen since late this winter. Consumers flocked to retailers buying up entire stores of […]

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What You Should Know About Food Distributors

Food distributors are often a necessary part of taking your brand to the next level. Their relationships with retail outlets are invaluable to many up and coming vendors. But using them correctly requires substantial effort and information. With seemingly hundreds of established and independent food distributors with varying connections, how do you choose when to […]

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