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Food Logistics Announces its 2014 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers

Media Contact:
Lara L. Sowinski
Editor-in-Chief
(800) 547-7377 x. 6228
lsowinski@foodlogistics.com

 

Fort Atkinson, WI — August 27, 2014 — Food Logistics, the only publication dedicated exclusively to global supply chain solutions for the food and beverage industry, this week announced Plant City, Florida based, Star Distribution Systems, Inc. has chosen for its 2014 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list.

The Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers serves as a resource directory of third-party logistics and cold storage providers whose products and services are critical for companies in the global food and beverage supply chain.

“Our growing list of 3PLs and cold storage providers indicates how important these two segments are to the food industry and the level of expertise and services required to support today’s growers and processors, shippers, and grocery retailers,” noted Lara L. Sowinski, editor-in-chief for Food Logistics. “Assuring a safe and secure global food supply chain is paramount. In addition, reducing food waste, managing fuel and energy costs, and responding to new demands related to omnichannel retailing are just some of the expectations the food industry has of their 3PL and cold storage providers.”

Companies on this year’s Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list will be profiled in the August 2014 issue of Food Logistics, as well as online at www.foodlogistics.com.

About Food Logistics
Food Logistics is published by Cygnus Business Media, a leading diversified business-to-business media company. The publication serves the information needs of executives involved in various aspects of the food and beverage supply chain. Through our print and online products, we provide news, trends, and best practices that help more than 24,000+ grocery and foodservice suppliers, distributors, and retailers make better business decisions. Visit us online at www.foodlogistics.com.

Star Distribution Systems, Inc. Once Again Named
Service Provider of the Year By Bell Carter Foods, Inc.

CONTACT:
Larry Jimenez, Jr.
VP of Business Development
Star Distribution Systems, Inc.
813-659-1002 ext. 256
lwjimenez@stardistribution.us

Corning, CA — February 27, 2014 — Bell Carter Foods, Inc., the largest table olive producer in the US and the second largest in the world, announced this week that Star Distribution Systems, Inc. was selected for a 5th consecutive year as the Service Provider of the Year.

“Star has proven once again that they are the best in the country and have continued to raise the bar on their competition,” noted Rose Guzman, National Logistics Manager at Bell Carter Foods. “From top to bottom, Star’s team is dedicated to ensuring that we remain #1 on Publix Scorecards, trimming supply chain cost by offering a business model catered to the midsized shipper and the never say never approach to anything we throw at them.”

“It has been a tremendous year for our company and we are humbled to be honoured by Bell Carter Foods,” says Larry Jimenez, President of Star Distribution Systems, Inc. “Our Team has a lot to be proud of and it is because of them we remain the top Third Party Logistics Provider in the Southeast.”

About Star Distribution Systems, Inc.
Star Distribution Systems, Inc. is Florida’s premier Third Party Logistics Company providing shared warehousing, collaborative distribution and consolidated LTL transportation services throughout Florida, as well as southeast regional LTL and TL brokerage services from coast to coast. For more information, please visit www.stardistribution.us.

 

CONTACT:
Larry Jimenez, Jr.
VP of Business Development
Star Distribution Systems, Inc.
813-659-1002 ext. 256
lwjimenez@stardistribution.us

CONTACT:
Roy Miller
Vice President of Client Solutions
Shippers Warehouse, Inc.
215-275-1060
rmiller@shipperswarehouse.com

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Florida’s Star Distribution and Texas’ Shippers Warehouse form Southeast Regional Partnership

Strategic alliance to offer customers comprehensive SE Supply chain solutions from Atlanta-area distribution center.

 

Plant City, FL (August 15, 2013) – Star Distribution Systems, Inc., and Shippers Warehouse, Inc., jointly announced today that the two 3PL innovators have formed a strategic alliance to offer customers integrated supply chain solutions throughout the Southeastern United States.

Star will provide the truckload and LTL consolidated transportation services and Shippers the warehousing and order fulfillment from its state-of-the-art, 500,000 square-foot Atlanta, Georgia distribution center.

The partnership is off to a fast start, having already signed up California raisin and dried fruit producer Sun Maid (www.sunmaid.com) as its first shared customer. “It’s a real win whenever we can reduce costs,” said Sun-Maid Vice President of Supply Chain, John Slinkard.  “And a true bonus when we can do it with two of our most trusted providers.”

“This alliance leverages each company’s strengths to offer customers more flexible, seamless and cost-effective logistics programs with a comprehensive array of value-added services,” stated Star Executive Vice President, David Mattioli.

“We are very excited about our partnership with Star Distribution Systems,” declared Roy E. Miller, Shippers Warehouse Vice President, Client Solutions. “We are now able to offer the cost-saving efficiencies of a collaborative distribution approach that manufacturers are seeking in today’s competitive marketplace.”

About Star Distribution Systems, Inc.
Star Distribution Systems, Inc. is Florida’s premier third party logistics (3PL) provider offering shared warehousing, collaborative distribution and consolidated LTL transportation services throughout the southeast U.S. as well as coast-to-coast TL services from its Central Florida distribution center. To learn more, please visit www.stardistribution.us

About Shippers Warehouse, Inc.
Shippers Warehouse, Inc. is a Texas-based provider of supply chain services operating over 4 million square feet of distribution facilities in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Atlanta, Georgia, Rialto, California and Itasca, Illinois. Founded more than a century ago, Shippers Warehouse was named a “Top 100 3PL Provider” for 2012 by Inbound Logistics and “Top 100 3PL Provider” for 2013 Food Logistics magazines. To learn more, please visit www.shipperswarehouse.com

Media Contact:
Lara L. Sowinski
Editor-in-Chief
(800) 547-7377 x. 6228
lsowinski@foodlogistics.com

Star Distribution Systems, Inc. Was Recognized By Food Logistics As A Top 100 3PL Provider

Food LogisticsFort Atkinson, WI — August 16, 2013 — Food Logistics, the only publication dedicated exclusively to the food and beverage supply chain, this week announced Star Distribution Systems, Inc. was selected for a consecutive year as a Top 100 3PL Provider.

The Top 100 3PL Providers serves as a resource directory of third-party logistics and cold storage providers whose products and services are critical for companies in the food and beverage supply chain, from food growers, producers and manufacturers to retail grocers, convenience markets and others.

“This year’s list reflects the growing diversity of 3PLs and cold storage providers operating in the food supply chain, who are adapting to changing demands from their customers and end consumers alike. Food safety and security is one such demand, as are energy efficiency and controlling costs,” noted Lara L. Sowinski, editor-in-chief at Food Logistics. “Whether the 3PL or cold storage provider is a small, specialized player or one with international reach and resources, the companies we’ve included for 2013 share a commitment to providing measureable value and industry expertise to their customers.”

Companies on this year’s Top 100 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list will be profiled in the August 2013 issue of Food Logistics, as well as online at www.foodlogistics.com.

About Star Distribution Systems, Inc.
Star Distribution Systems, Inc. is Florida’s premier third party logistics company providing shared warehousing, collaborative distribution and consolidated LTL transportation services throughout Florida, as well as southeast regional LTL and TL brokerage services from coast to coast. For more information, please visit www.stardistribution.us.

Contact: Larry Jimenez, Jr.
VP of Business Development
Star Distribution Systems, Inc.
813-659-1002
lwjimenez@stardistribution.us

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LG Electronics Powers Up Florida Market with Star Distribution Systems

Collaborative Distribution Specialist Crafts Cost-saving LTL Solution

LG ElectronicsPlant City, FL (June 17, 2013) – Star Distribution Systems, Inc., Florida’s premier third party logistics provider (3PL), announced today that the company has been selected to handle Florida warehousing and distribution services for LG Electronics (http://www.lg.com/us ), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-end appliances, TV, audio and mobile devices.

Star played a key role in helping LG configure a cost-effective approach to their distribution operations in the Florida market. The customized program combines the efficiencies of shared warehousing, backed by a flexible labor pool and high-end customer service. Star’s value-added services will also include the handling of all LG’s Florida customer processing and returns.

“We are energized about our partnership with LG,” said David Mattioli, Executive Vice President for Star Distribution. “Much like the food and beverage industry, we are now able to offer the cost-saving efficiencies of our collaborative distribution approach to appliance and electronics manufactures looking for a trusted supply chain partner in Florida.”

About Star Distribution Systems, Inc.

Star Distribution Systems, Inc. is Florida’s premier third party logistics (3PL) company providing shared warehousing, collaborative distribution and consolidated LTL transportation services throughout Florida, as well as southeast regional LTL and TL brokerage services from coast to coast. For more information, please visit www.stardistribution.us

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Florida’s Premier 3rd Party Logistics Provider Partners with Blue Diamond Growers in the Southeast

Blue DiamondFor Immediate Release:  July 22, 2012   

Florida’s Premier 3rd Party Logistics Provider Partners with Blue Diamond Growers in the Southeast

Plant City, FL – Blue Diamond Growers, a growers’ cooperative headquartered in Sacramento, California, recently unveiled their new 3PL located in Plant City, FL.  Blue Diamond has partnered with Florida’s premier 3rd party logistics service provider, Star Distribution Systems, Inc. to provide temperature controlled warehousing, order fulfillment and consolidated LTL transportation in the Florida market and the Southeastern United States. 

“We are extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to service Blue Diamond Growers,” says Executive Vice President, David Mattioli.  “Every person at Star Distribution truly gives their best each day and partnering with our 3rd California Growers Co-op in 2012 is a testament to our services provided.  We are very proud to welcome Blue Diamond to our growing list of LTL Shippers.”

About Star Distribution Systems, Inc   www.stardistribution.us   

There are a number of powerful reasons why so many successful, forward thinking companies turn to Star Distribution Systems.  We’re Florida’s premier third party logistics (3PL) provider and the only LTL distribution center that guarantees next day delivery on our private fleet to any Florida location for all orders received by 5pm.  We provide nearly a million square feet of superior food grade warehousing, 24-hour shipping and receiving, pool distribution, cross-docking and instant communication with every truck in our fleet.

After more than 120 years in business, our formula for success remains simple, unique and amazingly effective.  We provide customer-centered warehousing, shipping and receiving with a relentless focus on service, assuring 100 percent customer satisfaction. And in our business, that carries a lot of weight.

For more information on Star Distribution Systems, Inc. please contact: Larry Jimenez, Jr., Director of Sales and General Manager at 800-282-4893 extension 256.

About Blue Diamond Growers   www.bluediamond.com

Headquartered in Sacramento, California, Blue Diamond® Growers is the world's largest almond processing and marketing company. Founded in 1910, the 102 year-old cooperative is owned by half of the state's almond growers who produce over 80 percent of the world almond supply.  Blue Diamond®, the world's leading almond brand, continues to build markets and create new products, new uses, and new opportunities for global consumers. The California almond crop is marketed to all 50 states and more than 90 foreign countries, making almonds California's largest food export, the sixth largest U.S. food export and the #1 specialty crop in America. The California crop is currently valued at over $4 billion dollars.

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Sun-Maid Growers of California Selects Florida’s Premier 3rd Party Logistics Provider

SunmaidPlant City, FL – Sun-Maid Growers of California, a growers’ cooperative headquartered in Kingsburg California, recently unveiled their new 3PL located in Plant City, FL.  Sun-Maid has partnered with Florida’s premier 3rd party logistics service provider, Star Distribution Systems, Inc. to provide warehousing, order fulfillment and consolidated LTL transportation to the growing Florida market.  In addition, Star Distribution is an iGPS pallet depot and Sun-Maid is excited about using iGPS plastic pallets for its distribution in Florida.

“Sun-Maid is a leader in the dried fruit industry and we are extremely proud to have an opportunity to serve such a prestigious company,” boasts President of Star Distribution Systems, Larry Jimenez, Sr.  “Our daily consolidated LTL transportation service to all the major grocery and retail distribution centers in the state of Florida will certainly give Sun-Maid a competitive advantage in increasing market share.”

About Star Distribution Systems, Inc.

There are a number of powerful reasons why so many successful, forward thinking companies turn to Star Distribution Systems.  We’re Florida’s premier third party logistics (3PL) provider and the only LTL distribution center that guarantees next day delivery on our private fleet to any Florida location for all orders received by 5pm.  We provide nearly a million square feet of superior food grade warehousing, 24-hour shipping and receiving, pool distribution, cross-docking and instant communication with every truck in our fleet.

After more than 120 years in business, our formula for success remains simple, unique and amazingly effective.  We provide customer-centered warehousing, shipping and receiving with a relentless focus on service, assuring 100 percent customer satisfaction. And in our business, that carries a lot of weight.

For more information on Star Distribution Systems, Inc. please contact: Larry Jimenez Jr., Director of Sales and General Manger at 800-282-4893 extension 256. www.stardistribution.us   

About Sun Maid Growers of California

Founded in 1912 and celebrating its centennial year, Sun-Maid Growers of California is a farmers’ cooperative owned by family farmers whose vineyards comprise approximately 50,000 acres in California’s Central Valley.  This area features long, dry summers optimal for grape production and natural sun-drying of grapes into raisins.  Sun-Maid has served consumers and customers by providing premium quality and is the leading consumer brand of raisins and dried fruits in the United States and distributes products to more than 50 countries worldwide.   For more information please visit www.sunmaid.com

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Life Is Sunsweet For Plant City’s Star Distribution Systems, Inc.

SunsweetFor Immediate Release:  May 3, 2012   

Life Is Sunsweet For Plant City’s Star Distribution Systems, Inc.

Plant City, FL - Star Distribution Systems, Inc., Florida’s premier 3rd party logistics service provider, is proud to welcome Sunsweet Growers Inc., to their growing family of LTL shippers.  Star Distribution was selected due to the company’s highly effective LTL distribution business model, flexible warehousing operations and similar company cultures. 

Sunsweet Growers Inc. is a grower-owned marketing cooperative representing more than one-third of the prune market worldwide.  “We are very excited about our partnership with Sunsweet Growers” said, David Mattioli, Executive Vice President of Star Distribution Systems, Inc.  “The addition of the world’s largest handler of dried tree fruit is a great opportunity for us and a perfect fit for our operation.”

About Star Distribution Systems, Inc.
There are a number of powerful reasons why so many successful, forward thinking companies turn to Star Distribution Systems.  We’re Florida’s premier third party logistics (3PL) provider and the only LTL distribution center that guarantees next day delivery on our private fleet to any Florida location for all orders received by 5pm.  We provide nearly a million square feet of superior food grade warehousing, 24-hour shipping and receiving, pool distribution, cross-docking and instant communication with every truck in our fleet.

After more than 120 years in business, our formula for success remains simple, unique and amazingly effective.  We provide customer-centered warehousing, shipping and receiving with a relentless focus on service, assuring 100 percent customer satisfaction. And in our business, that carries a lot of weight.

For more information on Star Distribution Systems, Inc. please contact: Larry Jimenez Jr., Director of Sales and General Manger at 800-282-4893 extension 256. www.stardistribution.us   

About Sunsweet Growers, Inc.
Founded in 1917 as the California Prune and Apricot Growers Association, the cooperative served as a marketing agent to offer the crops of its members - under the brand name "Sunsweet" - to consumers at better prices than were offered by individual growers.  Sunsweet products can be purchased at most grocery, drug and club store retailers throughout the world. www.sunsweet.com   

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Star Distribution Systems, Inc. Partners With Gemini Food Corporation

GeminiPlant City, FL – We are pleased to announce the addition of Gemini Food Corporation, a major distributor of Asian food items throughout the United States. Gemini Food Corporation carries approximately 1,100 SKU’s manufactured both in Asia as well as the United States.

“Gemini Food is a great addition to our family of LTL shippers”, says EVP David Mattioli. “LTL consolidation and the need for increased customer service has secured Star Distribution as the “go-to” 3PL in the Florida market.”

About Star Distribution Systems, Inc:
There are a number of powerful reasons why so many successful, forward thinking companies turn to Star Distribution Systems. We’re Florida’s premier third party logistics (3PL) provider and the only LTL distribution center that guarantees next day delivery on our private fleet to any Florida location. We provide nearly a million square feet of superior food grade warehousing, 24-hour shipping and receiving, pool distribution, cross-docking and instant communication with every truck in our fleet.

After more than 80 years in business, our formula for success remains simple, unique and amazingly effective. We provide customer-centered warehousing, shipping and receiving with a relentless focus on service, assuring 100 percent customer satisfaction. And in our business, that carries a lot of weight.

For More Information Please Contact:
Larry Jimenez, Jr.
813-659-1002 ext 256
lwjimenez@stardistribution.us

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