Snack-maker Lance Inc. has deployed Logility Voyager Solutions to improve the efficiency of its supply chain. The solutions will enable the Charlotte, NC-based company to improve inventory management for direct store distribution and gain more visibility into market demand, which it believes will lead to increased forecast accuracy and optimized inventory levels.

Naturally Iowa Inc., an organic dairy processor in Clarinda, IA, has signed a distribution agreement with Organic Logistics LLC, La Farge, WI, to coordinate logistics for its organic and all natural ice cream and drinkable yogurt products. Organic Logistics will deliver Naturally Organics' products to organic, natural and national grocery chains across the U.S.

AFS Technologies Inc., a Phoenix-based provider of ERP solutions to the food and beverage industry, has acquired Sales Partner Systems Inc. (SPS), a sales force automation software and database management services provider in Daytona, FL. SPS is the approved manager of Profile, a database of product information for the food industry.

Dole Fresh Vegetables, Monterrey, CA, has recalled all of its packaged salad products that bear the label “Dole Hearts Delight” sold in the U.S. and Canada, after one randomly-screened sample in a Canadian grocery store contained E. coli. Its parent company, Dole Food Co., recently stepped up testing and tracking of product to prevent outbreaks of E. coli. Dole is testing samples from every acre of spinach and other vegetables that are marketed under the Dole label. It is also putting in place a new electronic system it hopes will speed up the ability to trace problems as they occur.

Glidewell Distributing Co. has dramatically improved order accuracy, increased worker speed and reduced training since it implemented VoiceLink 3.0-a new voice product from Pittsburgh-based Vocollect Inc.-at its distribution center in Fort Smith, AR, last March. The company expects to save some $275,000 annually using the solution.

Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. has launched Coca-Cola Recycling LLC, which will concentrate on the recycling of beverage bottles in North America. The division will focus on recovering and recycling such packaging material as PET plastic, plastic film, aluminum and cardboard. Coke's goal is to recycle 100 percent of the packaging materials it generates.

Kennedy Transportation Inc., a dry and refrigerated truckload carrier based in Romeoville, IL, is the honored recipient of the “Globe and Spear Award,” which is the highest honor bestowed on employees and vendors of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co., Chicago. This is the second year in a row that the carrier has received the award.

Syracuse, NY-based Carrier Transicold's Container Products Group has received a large order for scroll container refrigeration units from APL, a global container transportation company. The 6,300-unit order helped the group achieve record-setting, first-half unit sales. The EliteLINE units are designed and manufactured to meet the demands of container refrigeration under extreme conditions at sea.