Beverage logistics provider JF Hillebrand Group, with U.S. headquarters in Rahway, NJ, began using the Nistevo Network for domestic transportation management. The Web-hosted Network from Nistevo Corp., Minneapolis, will enable JF Hillebrand to automate all aspects of its North American transportation, including carrier management, tendering, tracking, visibility and reporting.

Cadbury Schweppes, Birmingham, England, named GeoLogistics Corp., Santa Ana, CA, as the ocean export freight services provider for its Americas region.

Badger Liquor, Fond Du Lac, WI, will deploy HighJump Software's Warehouse Management System (WMS) as part of a larger effort to improve supply chain efficiency and performance.

Third-party logistics provider Exel, which maintains U.S. headquarters in Columbus, OH, will operate a 33,000-square-foot warehouse in Leon, Mexico, for Cereal Partners Worldwide (CPW), a joint venture between General Mills and Nestlé.

McLane Co., Temple, TX, has entered into a three-year agreement with Green Valley Grocery, Las Vegas, to supply groceries to its 28 convenience stores in southern Nevada.

Chicago-based Internet grocer Peapod, a division of Dutch retailer Ahold, opened new distribution centers in Wanaque, NJ, and Somerset, NJ, from which it began service to central New Jersey Nov. 29.

As part of its bankruptcy reorganization, Winn-Dixie Stores, Jacksonville, FL, will shutter three production facilities and warehouses in Atlanta; Charlotte, NC; and Greenville, SC. Winn-Dixie had said that it wanted to exit the three markets where it plans to now close the warehouses.

Associated Food Stores, Associated Wholesale Grocers, Supervalu, Unified Western Grocers, Wal-Mart Stores and Wegmans Food Markets are joining together to endorse the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) and request that suppliers use the GDSN when synchronizing data with them.

Enzymatic Therapy, a Green Bay, WI-based provider of natural medicines and nutritional and dietary supplements, has selected the ViaWare Warehouse Management System (WMS) from Provia, Grand Rapids, MI, to help drive operational efficiencies and improve inventory and order accuracy at its manufacturing and distribution facility.

Frozen Assets Cold Storage, Chicago, deployed Psion Teklogix' freezer-rated 7035 hand-held terminals and 8260 vehicle-mounted computers inside its new 267,000-square-foot cold storage warehouse.

Garelick Farms, Lynn, MA, signed a multi-year contract with First Vehicle Services of Cincinnati to provide fleet maintenance services for its diverse fleet of 236 refrigerated straight trucks, tractor-trailers, refrigerated trailers and material handling equipment.

Associated Wholesale Grocers, Kansas City, KS, will deploy the entire suite of supply chain solutions, including DLx Warehouse, DLx Transportation, DLx Labor and others for event management, scorecard, visibility, slotting, time and attendance, modeling, and QA control, from RedPrairie Corp., Waukesha, WI, across its network of seven distribution centers in the Midwest. D