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Grocery wholesaler Bozzuto, Cheshire, CT, named Presto Products, a manufacturer of plastic wrap, bags and containers under the IGA, Hy-Top and Better Valu private labels, as its store brands supplier of the year.

Mexican grain distributor and third-party logistics provider Almacenadora Mercader (Almer) implemented the DLx Warehouse solution from RedPrairie Corp., Waukesha, WI, in a 40,000-square-foot distribution center in Mexico City. The company had already implemented the RedPrairie solution in a 55,000-square-foot facility in Guadalajara, and plans to implement the solution in two more facilities later this year.

Schneider Logistics, Green Bay, WI, launched AccessCanada, a new service that helps U.S. exporters to Canada reduce cost and take risk out of the supply chain. To reach destinations in Canada, freight is delivered from a U.S. distribution center, manufacturing facility or import warehouse to a crossdocking facility in Canada, where it is divided into smaller shipments for final delivery by less-than-truckload carriers.

The Dairy Group of Dean Foods, Dallas, selected Minneapolis-based XATA's Web-based XATANET fleet management system to track fleet productivity and improve equipment usage as it operates more than 6,500 direct store distribution routes serving 150,000 customers nationwide.

Produce distributor Railex, Riverhead, NY, chose the Priya warehouse management system (WMS) from Beverly Hills, CA-based Motek for two new distribution centers currently under construction in Washington state and upstate New York.

When Jetstream Freight Forwarding, Seattle, delivers roughly 4 million pounds of cherries this season, Tucson, AZ-based Argo Tracker Corp.'s real-time asset tracking system will help ensure the timely and quality delivery.

Under a new two-year agreement, DHL will provide domestic express air and ground transportation, international express import and export, air and ocean import, export freight and customs house brokerage for flavorings manufacturer Wild Flavors, Plantation, FL.

Sherwood Food Distributors, Detroit, renewed its contract and expanded its fleet through the Full Service Lease (FSL) offering from Ryder Management Systems, Miami. Ryder will provide a combined fleet of more than 250 tractors and refrigerated trailers and contract maintenance services for leased and company-owned refrigerated trailers.

Ben E. Keith Foods, Houston, is centralizing the procurement of its fuel for the more than 650 trucks in its fleet with the FuelDesk software solution from Houston-based FuelQuest.

Phoenix-based Circle K, North America's second-largest convenience store chain, selected Manugistics Retail Solutions to help ensure the right product reaches the right store at the right time in its Arizona Regional Division. The Circle K contract marks Manugistics' entry into the sizable and largely untapped convenience retail sector.

Dreisbach Enterprises, Watsonville, CA, is replacing its paper-based warehouse management system with a mobile computing solution from Psion Teklogix, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, at the cold storage facility from which it processes, stores and ships fruits, vegetables and fish from California's Pajaro Valley.

Finnish grocery wholesaler Tuko Logistics upgraded its warehouse with new version of the IMI Warehouse and voice-directed inventory management systems from Atlanta's Industri-Matematik at its largest warehouse in Kerava, Finland. D

 

 

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