Press Release - For Immediate Release

Getting There

08/23/2013

Issue Date:  August 2013
Circulation:  Online
Link: http://www.progressivegrocer.com/inprint/article/id6125/getting-there/

Preserving Capital

At Milford, Del.–based Burris Logistics, CEO Donnie Burris says, “The leading trends we are seeing in the industry are a continued commitment to gaining efficiency while providing the service our partners deserve, the increasing number of channels that are distributing food items, the growth of fresh and refrigerated product categories, and the industry commitment to sustainability, food safety and product traceability.”

Burris sees talent management and the continuously emerging cold supply chain as the current challenges facing his company. “People are our most important asset,” he notes, “and we work diligently at making Burris a great place to work. As stewards of cold supply chain, we invest substantially in technology, facilities, transportation assets and people to deliver the highest–quality products to our customers.”

In the future, Burris envisions many emerging and rapidly growing retail operators that seem focused on store operations and that are more likely to outsource supply chain and distribution services due to the high expense and complexity of running these operations. “In doing so,” he concludes, “they preserve capital — whether that is public or private equity — for store expansions rather than support assets.”

About Burris Logistics

Established in 1925, and celebrating a 90-year milestone, Burris Logistics operates an expanding network of temperature controlled warehousing and distribution centers from Florida to Massachusetts. This fifth-generation, family-owned enterprise provides leading edge logistics, transportation, and supply chain solutions coast to coast through four distinct operating divisions: Burris Custom Retail Distribution, Burris PRW Plus (Public Refrigerated Warehousing), Burris Transportation and Honor Foods (a redistributor of frozen, refrigerated and dry food service products). For more information about their trend-setting logistics and deep-rooted values® please visit www.burrislogistics.com.

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