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Bermuda's largest wholesale food distributor, Butterfield & Valus, is using a demountable system from Demountable Concepts Inc. for its fleet The system is made up of interchangeable cargo-bodies that can stand freely on retractable legs and a lift-unit installed onto the truck's chassis to enable the truck to quickly and easily "swap" one body for another.

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Welch Foods Inc., Concord,         its operations in an effort to      C.H. Robinson Worldwide              plans that optimize product
MA, has improved warehouse         reduce the company’s carbon         Inc., Minneapolis, has expand-       positioning, performance and
and inventory management           footprint. The wholesaler says      ed its produce operations by         layout, thereby helping retailers
operations with a solution from    it is taking a number of steps to   opening a European-based             to drive sales.
TAKE Supply Chain, Austin,         minimize environmental impact,      produce sourcing company,
TX. The juice maker has            including conducting energy         C.H. Robinson Sourcing SAS,          Willow Run Foods, a fast food
implemented TAKE’s Gemini          audits, implementing energy         in Avignon, France. The              distributor based in Kirkwood,
Simplified Interface mobile        efficiency measures in its ware-    expansion is part of a long-         NY, has switched to the Mobius
software solution for Oracle       houses, using hydropower and        term strategy of to establish        TTS from Cadec Global for
Process Manufacturing.             reducing the number of miles        a value-added international          its fleet management needs.
                                   traveled by trucks.                 produce sourcing network. The        Willow Run made the change
C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc.,                                            company will primarily source        due to Cadec’s e-logging capa-
Keene, NH, is expanding opera-     U.S. Foodservice-San                French, Italian and Spanish          bilities, its ability to collect
tions in York County, PA. The      Francisco, San Francisco,           fresh produce products for           more detailed data on vehicles
expansion comprises a $200         was selected to supply envi-        sale to North America, South         and driver behavior, and its
million investment to add a        ronmentally sustainable food,       America, Europe, Asia and            ability to convey data wirelessly
705,000 square-foot tower to       beverages, disposables and dry      Middle Eastern countries.            from truck cabs back to the
an existing 790,000 square-foot    goods for the crew and scien-                                            yard in real time.
facility. The new portion of the   tists of Project Kaisei, a 30-day   Scranton, PA-based Kane Is
facility opens this fall.          research mission to determine       Able Inc. has been named             Cheese manufacturer Sargento
                                   the best way to clean up and        Walmart’s 2008 Sam’s Carrier         Foods Inc. has success-
In other news, C&S Wholesale       recycle the increasing amount       of the Year. The national award      fully upgraded to a new ver-
Grocers will significantly         of floating plastic waste in the    recognizes dedication to cus-        sion of RedPrairie Warehouse
increase use of environmen-        Pacific Ocean, known as the         tomer service, operational           Management at its Plymouth,
tally responsible initiatives in   “Plastic Vortex.”                   excellence and the ability to        WI, distribution center and
                                                                       offer creative solutions to          satellite plants in Kiel and
                                                                       Walmart’s supply chain needs.        Hilbert. With the support from
                                                                                                            RedPrairie’s project team, the
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