Food Shipping

Government, Business

Food Distributors Play Key Role in Coronavirus Crisis

Woman loads truck with produce A woman loads a truck with produce. (Getty Images)

Fleets that haul food and other essential products to keep grocery store shelves stocked are on the front line in the effort to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 26, 2020
Business, Logistics

Sysco Approaches Germany Firm Metro About Takeover

Sysco food distribution trucks Sysco delivery trucks sit outside the company's distribution center in Louisville. Ky. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Sysco Corp. has approached German wholesaler Metro AG about a takeover, as the U.S. food distribution giant explores ways to expand in Europe, people with knowledge of the matter said.

March 3, 2020
Business, Logistics

Advantage Reinvests in Capital City Trucking

Capital City trailer Capital City trailer by Landshark

Advantage Capital announced a $3.37 million investment in Richland, Miss.-based Capital City Trucking.

December 2, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics

iTradeNetwork Offers Pilot Program to Trace Perishable Commodities

Employee uses a forklift to move corn An employee uses a forklift to move pallets of yellow sweet corn into a refrigerated truck. (Mark Elias/Bloomberg News)

iTradeNetwork, a global provider of supply chain management for the food and beverage industry, announced a traceability pilot program with grower-shippers of select perishable commodities.

October 4, 2019
Business, Logistics

Tech Startup ePallet Raises $3 Million to Fund 2019 Growth

ePallet Inc., a California-based firm that provides technology to enable food shippers and consumers to buy and sell products in pallet-size quantities direct from manufacturers and food processing firms, has said it has raised $3 million in funding.

February 11, 2019
Business, Logistics

George’s Taps Tyson Foods Executive Bryan McDuffie to Head Transportation Unit

George's truck George's Inc.

Bryan McDuffie, a top transportation executive at Tyson Foods, has been named vice president of transportation at George’s Inc., one of the nation’s largest privately owned poultry processing firms.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 5, 2017