Campbell Soup Co., Camden, NJ, was named “Best in Supply Chain/Distribution” by Retail Systems Alert Group. Campbell runs Terra Technology’s Real-Time Forecasting solution, which has cut forecast errors in half and improved perfect order percentages, product supply and promotional planning.
CVS/pharmacy’s Indianapolis distribution center became the first U.S. facility to be accredited by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), which evaluates pharmaceuticals warehouses on security and best practices. Applicants undergo compliance review, license verification, employee background checks and screenings and an on-site inspection.
The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) named Tyson Foods, Springdale, AR, its 2005 “Supplier of the Year” for its effectiveness in conveying product information, working with sales forces, communicating advertising and promotional information and account issues and sales training material. McCain Foods ranked second and SCA Tissue North America ranked third.
IFDA also presented Paul Gordon, chairman of Gordon Food Service, Grand Rapids, MI, with its Lifetime Achievement Award for innovations he inspired during his 40 years in the business.
George Weston Bakeries, Totowa, NJ, will outfit its 5,000 route delivery drivers with RouteAce routing software solutions from Apacheta Corp. of San Diego.
Associated Wholesale Grocers, Kansas City, KS, will replace its current legacy systems with warehouse, transportation, labor, slotting, event and supply chain management solutions from ESYNC, Toledo, OH, at each of its seven U.S. distribution centers.
Bronco Wine Co., Sonoma, CA, will implement supply chain management, product design, corporate performance management and quality management applications from Chicago-based IFS at its headquarters and crush-and-store facility in Ceres, CA, its bottling facility in Napa Valley, CA, and its bottling/warehousing plant in Sonoma.
Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble and McLane Co., Temple, TX, reached a settlement in the lawsuit filed by P&G on Dec. 21 that accused McLane of trade dress infringement on four of P&G’s brands. McLane denied those contentions, but will immediately redesign the packaging of its private-label Towels paper towels, Soft N Plush toilet paper, and DayTime and NightTime Liquid Caps cold medicines.
Welch’s, Concord, MA, is streamlining its business processes with the E-Business Suite, including programs to manage finances, human resources, manufacturing, supply chain and orders, from Oracle, Redwood Shores, CA.
Agropur Cooperative, a Canadian dairy co-op, began transporting products from its Fine Cheese Division on signature blue pallets from Orlando, FL-based CHEP.
Town & Country Food Stores, San Angelo, TX, and Green Valley Grocery, Las Vegas, have both signed three-year contracts with McLane Co., Temple, TX, to supply their convenience stores.
German grocer Aldi, which has 80 U.S. stores, is closing its distribution center and bakery in Burlington, IA, and moving operations to Fairbault, MN.
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Waterbury, VT, will install a Vectura Storage & Retrieval Machine from Diamond Phoenix, Lewiston, ME, at its new distribution center in Waterbury. The installation, which includes automated conveyors, pick-to-light for full and split case order picking, a high speed sortation system and the DiamondWare Warehouse Execution System, will be completed in the fall.