Burris Logistics Renews Supply Agreement with Fresh Market

Mar 9, 2015

MILFORD, DELAWARE — Burris Logistics, a provider of customized retail distribution services, specializing in temperature controlled supply chain solutions, today announced a renewed supply agreement with The Fresh Market, Inc., a specialty grocery retailer with revenues of over $1.7 billion and stores in 27 states across the U.S.

“When we began to redesign the supply chain process for The Fresh Market in 2007, we operated from one distribution center and handled approximately 1,800 different products,” shares Donnie Burris, CEO of Burris Logistics. “Today, through custom retail distribution, we manage the procurement, inbound logistics, warehousing and transportation services for more than 5,000 products. This includes The Fresh Market’s signature perishable offerings, as well as health and beauty items.”

Since establishing a partnership with Burris, The Fresh Market has met consumer demand for fresh products and distinctive foods with the addition of over 100 stores. In turn, Burris Logistics has maintained a reliable and highly efficient supply chain in the midst of this rapid growth by adding a second distribution center, expanding their dedicated fleet, and enhancing all aspects of technology to make the supply chain seamless and simpler for both retailer and distributor.

“The Fresh Market strives to make everyday eating extraordinary by providing fresh, high quality products from around the corner, and across the globe,” shares Marc Jones, Chief Merchandising and Supply Chain Officer for The Fresh Market. “As we have grown, Burris Logistics has grown with us — providing extraordinary service every day, while continually lowering our cost of distribution — supporting our goal to become the customer’s favorite place to shop.”

“With Burris, our clients focus on what they do best, while outsourcing the rest,” continues Donnie. “Our custom distribution solution — unlike the traditional wholesaler model —provides a transparent procurement service. The Fresh Market has full control of the buying process and an understanding of the exact cost of goods. This allows the Fresh Market team to focus on selecting healthy choices and unique offerings that inspire and engage the consumer.”

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.