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Monday, July 01, 2013

Wirtz Beverage uses both cutting edge automation and conventional processes to move product through its new facility.

Retail distributors are looking to the storage, fulfillment and delivery strategies of beverage distributors to learn how to more closely connect the DC with the storefront.

Following the installation of an automatic palletizer, the company cut labor costs and increased total volume.
Posted on 07/01 at 11:48 AM
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After replacing a conveyor chain and wear track with a system that did not require soap-and-water lubrication, Vincor Canada's Quebec bottling operation significantly improved productivity, sanitation, maintenance costs and reliability.

This month, we shift the focus just a bit onto the unique challenges facing the beverage distribution market. This industry, historically characterized by lift trucks, floor storage and manual palletizing, now finds itself in the middle of a materials handling transformation all its own.

Modern spends 60 seconds talking to Paul Laman about the future of food and beverage distribution.
Posted on 07/01 at 10:56 AM
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

More than 40% of CPG companies expect to sell products directly to consumers in 2013, up from 24% in 2012
Posted on 06/26 at 07:54 AM
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Saturday, June 01, 2013

Robotic industrial trucks are driving efficiencies in Giant Eagle’s distribution centers. Here’s what the rest of us can learn from an early adopter of robotic technology.

Mobile robots keep product flowing at Giant Eagle’s retail support centers

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Easy-to-use system unifies printing approach among 24 cooperative blueberry farms.


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