Supermarkets Moving Toward Zero Food Waste

Food retailers are gatekeepers to the U.S. food system. They influence what products travel from farms to shelves, and help determine consumer shopping trends. For these reasons especially, grocers are increasingly under pressure to reduce their food waste footprint. For instance, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) recently took the industry by surprise, grading the country’s top 10 largest supermarkets on...

Written by Garret Weigel | January 15, 2020 | Food Safety, Supply Chain

The Many Faces of Geofencing

Geofencing is an emerging technology with many uses and much utility for a wealth of industries. When it comes to geofencing, some applications are interesting and stand out emblematically, showcasing the many uses it provides.

Written by Garret Weigel | January 7, 2020 | Supply Chain

Geofencing: The New Strategic Perimeter

Geofencing isn't exactly new, but it is an important technological concept that's being utilized not only in the transportation sector, but in many other industries as well. It has many capabilities and allows an enterprise to utilize geolocation for better control and management of the supply chain.

Written by Garret Weigel | December 26, 2019 | Supply Chain

On the Road Again: Delivering Christmas Trees

The tree at Rockefeller Center in the heart of the holiday hullabaloo, smack dab in the middle of New York City, is iconic, surrounded by skaters, chocolate shops, ornamental angels lit up and in formation, and plenty of tourists who swarm the area to see the Norway Spruce that's delivered to the site about three weeks before Thanksgiving.The Rockefeller Center tree may be iconic, but live trees are still popular....

Written by Garret Weigel | December 18, 2019 | Supply Chain

Meeting Demand: Shipping Holiday Gifts with Newfound Velocity

As consumers continue to begin their holiday spending rendezvous earlier, thanks to omnichannel options, they want reliable delivery that is fast and nimble. That's what Austin-based Convey found when they surveyed more than 2,500 US consumers identifies the trends and themes that will define the online shopping experience this holiday and beyond. Their report, Shoppers Have a Need for Speed – Not Just Free Shipping...

Written by Garret Weigel | December 12, 2019 | Supply Chain

Is Our Food Any Safer Since the Passage of FSMA?

In just the last couple of months, we’ve been reading reports about one new food recall after another: Listeria in smoked salmon, E.coli in ground beef, and undeclared allergens in P.F. Chang’s frozen entrees – and that’s not an exhaustive list. These ongoing incidents have once more raised the question among health experts of just how safe our food is since passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in...

Written by Garret Weigel | December 5, 2019 | Food Safety, Supply Chain

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