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Energy and Coffee Drinks Influence Beverage Industry Trends

LogoDelivering Excellence newsletter reported on the rapid change of product market segmentation of the beverage industry. The explosive growth of energy drinks, increased coffee consumption, and other trends were presented by Michael Bellas, Chairman and CEO of Beverage Marketing Corporation. Gary Hemphill, Managing Director and COO also presented the comprehensive data results and analysis.

Foodservice Delivery Training Strategies Improve Recruitment and Retention

LogoDelivering Excellence newsletter profiled Maines Paper & Food Service and Ben E. Keith Foods and shared some of their successful training strategies. A foodservice delivery driver commonly makes 15 stops on a daily route, lifts hundreds of cases of product during that route, rotates inventory at customer locations, adheres to rules of the cold chain, interfaces with restaurant staff, and drives a truck. The training for becoming a professional foodservice delivery driver is very different from that of becoming an over-the-road trucker. In the case of foodservice drivers, this add-on training is key to maintaining exceptional customer service.

Aluminum Industry Experiences Growth as Manufacturing Increases

LogoThe Delivering Excellence newsletter reported the aluminum industry directly employs more than 155,000 workers. For each aluminum industry job, an additional 3.3 employment positions are created elsewhere in the economy. In total, 672,000 U.S. jobs are created by the production, processing and use of aluminum. Not all aluminum hand trucks extrusions are made from aircraft aluminum alloy tempered for high strength and optimum ductility manufactured to Aluminum Association Standards. This is critical and steel components must be high carbon content plated to premium grade condition of ASTM specification. ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards. The topic was addressed in a recent issue of Delivering Excellence.

Distribution Industry Delivering Preassembled Cabinets Meeting Customer Demands

LogoThe Delivering Excellence newsletter reported cabinet makers offering door-to-door shipping and delivery service on affordable, ready-to-assemble kitchen cabinets. Homeowners will now be able to give their kitchen a whole new look for a lot less money, in a small amount of time by choosing RTA (ready-to-assemble) kitchen cabinets. Homeowners have a simple way to remodel kitchens for a reasonable price without compromising quality. Cabinets are made from the same high quality materials as other kitchen cabinets on the market. The new Pre-Assembled Service is designed for homeowners seeking a budget remodel.

Women Filling Lucrative Trucking Driving Shortage

LogoThe Delivering Excellence newsletter reported only 5.2 percent of semi-truck drivers in the U.S. are women, yet with a shortage of 30,000 truckers nationwide, and expected to grow to more than 200,000 in the next decade, Ellen Voie, president and chief executive of the Women in Trucking Association, said. The group was founded to address obstacles and encourage more women to enter the field. Voie said pay varies depending on what you're hauling and driving. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual pay is $38,200. More than 10% of the drivers have six figure annual salaries. The topic was addressed in a recent issue of Delivering Excellence.

Food Service Industry Represent 47 Percent Food Dollars Spent in America

LogoThe Delivering Excellence newsletter reported that some 276 million meals are consumed away from home in the U.S. alone. That meal away from home is the "foodservice industry" and represents 47 percent of food dollars spent daily in America. Behind the scenes of most professional kitchens is a foodservice distributor. These companies buy, store, sell, and deliver tens of thousands of products — from fresh produce, meats, and seafood to grocery products like canned tomatoes and rice. That same distributor also helps restaurant operators with other needs like beverage programs, paper supplies, and sanitation products. Those outside of the industry may never think about it, but foodservice distributors are an essential part of what makes eating out possible. Modern foodservice distributor operations include multiple temperature zones to protect product during storage and selection.

Dry Cleaning Franchises See Significant Growth Due to Route Delivery Demands

LogoThe Delivering Excellence newsletter reported that dry cleaning and laundry services franchises are among the fastest growing, as busy professionals need to find time-saving efficiencies in their lives and lifestyles. Same day pickup and delivery demands are greater than ever before. These businesses often find efficiency comes in the final 100 yards of delivery and require a modified convertible truck designed to transport soiled and clean linens or other goods that require a bin for easier distribution. Beyond the individual dry cleaning customer, each day, companies with uniforms such as hospitals and hotels have thousands of pounds of soiled linen which create a logistic demand. Devising methods for personnel to load, unload, and manually transport dirty material from floors to the dock, and carts are often needed.

Magline Provides News Resource for Route Delivery Distribution Industry

LogoDelivering Excellence, a newsletter which provides industry leaders with flexible solutions to meet a variety of route distribution needs, based on experience with a range of applications and industries. Delivery routes with a variety of lightweight and ergonomically-designed solutions allow companies to move more loads with less physical stress delivering workplace safety and productivity.

Success Training Strategies Improve Route Delivery Driver Recruitment and Retention

LogoThe Delivering Excellence newsletter profiled Maines Paper & Food Service and Ben E. Keith Foods and shared some of their successful training strategies. A foodservice delivery driver commonly makes 15 stops on a daily route, lifts hundreds of cases of product during that route, rotates inventory at customer locations, adheres to rules of the cold chain, interfaces with restaurant staff, and drives a truck. The training for becoming a professional foodservice delivery driver is very different from that of becoming an over-the-road trucker. In the case of foodservice drivers, this add-on training is key to maintaining exceptional customer service.

Delivering Excellence Newsletter Benefits Supply Chain Distribution Industry

LogoDelivering Excellence provides industry leaders with flexible solutions to meet a variety of route distribution needs, based on experience with a range of applications and industries. Delivery routes with a variety of lightweight and ergonomically-designed solutions allow companies to move more loads with less physical stress delivering workplace safety and productivity.