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3/21/2019

Coca-Cola Consolidated is demonstrating its commitment to community through 20 years of engagement with North Carolina's Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care. The bottler hosts weekly volunteer engagement events and monthly birthday celebrations at the center.

3/21/2019

Twenty-five percent of Americans are now including superfoods in their diets, and 65% say they are seeking additional functionality from their food and beverage choices, according to a report from Kerry Group. A key driver of the functional trend, the study finds, is a desire to guard against short- and long-term health concerns in the future.

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3/21/2019

BodyArmor is planning to use its role as official sports drink of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament as the tipoff point for its biggest ad campaign, designed by primary investor Kobe Bryant. "The goal is to be the No. 1 sports drink in 2025," said founder Mike Repole.

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3/21/2019

Mars is joining with the University of California Davis for a new research facility. The 5,406-square-foot facility will focus on improving cacao strains when it opens this summer.

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3/21/2019

Mondelez International views emerging markets as "essential" to its strategy and new corporate structure, according to Tim Cofer, the company's chief growth officer. Meanwhile, the company is focused on providing customers with all varieties of snacks beyond just cookies, gum and the like, Cofer said.

3/20/2019

Nobody profits when drivers wait in the loading dock of a distribution center for teams to load or unload their trucks. A successful dwell time pilot program could lead to greater efficiencies, more productive driver times and reductions in detention penalties. Long term, however, the benefit to the industry could be decreases in logistics and freight costs, eventually enhancing bottom lines throughout the supply chain. What are some commonsense things carriers and distribution centers can do to better manage the supply chain? Read further.

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3/20/2019

Major disasters disrupt economies far beyond just local damage. The effects can almost always wreak havoc on supply chains, causing disorder and mayhem. What have leading supply chain and disaster response experts, decision-makers and other stakeholders in Florida learned about from their experiences in preparing for, responding to and recovering from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in 2017? Their know-how can help your business' preparedness processes and help you recover faster when disaster strikes. Learn more.

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3/20/2019

When the government issued a nationwide consumer advisory on all romaine lettuce just days before the biggest food holiday of the year, the operational impact was massive, and the repercussions continue today. The supply chain is complex when presenting various hypotheses concerning the outbreak of E. coli. FMI developed a plan to help retailers and wholesalers work through issues to prevent this food safety, supply chain and economic crisis from occurring again. Get more info.

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3/20/2019

Retailers face tough decisions every day trying to meet customer expectations, fulfill order demands and deliver revenue. With a volatile market and changing conditions, how can you grow your business with so many key supply chain constraints? Learn about the benefits of advanced planning and scheduling solutions combined with efficient load building and real-time routing.

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3/20/2019

Kroger has forged a deal to sell its Turkey Hill Dairy business to private equity firm Peak Rock Capital. "Customers aren't going to see any change or difference in the products, and this won't affect employment," said Turkey Hill's David Shoffner.