Panasonic System Communications offers insights into today’s DSD solutions
June 22, 2015
Direct-store-delivery (DSD) solutions have been growing in the beverage industry during the past several years. As technology continues to advance, so do the options available for beverage companies and distributors. Mike McMahon, vice president of enterprise sales at Panasonic System Communications Co., Newark, N.J., shares with Beverage Industry his insights about today’s DSD solutions in the beverage industry.
Direct-store-delivery (DSD) solutions no longer are the clunky order-entry devices of times past, notes David F. Giannetto, senior vice president of performance management for Salient Management Co., Horseheads, N.Y.
Acquisition increases Farmer Bros.’ presence in Southeastern U.S., hospitality sector
November 17, 2014
Torrance, Calif.-based Farmer Bros. Co. announced a definitive agreement to acquire from Tampa, Fla.-based Rae' Launo Corp. (RLC) assets relating to RLC's direct-store delivery (DSD) business that primarily serves convenience stores in the Southeast and its in-room distributor channel that primarily serves the hospitality industry.
National network includes more than 250 distributors
April 30, 2014
Sparkling Ice, a brand of Preston, Wash.-based TalkingRain Beverage Co., announced the completion of its U.S. direct-store-delivery (DSD) distribution network. Comprising more than 250 distributors, this DSD network will bring Sparkling Ice beverages to grocery stores, drug stores, convenience stores, and other retail and non-traditional outlets in all 50 states.
In a recently completed survey of 250 companies with direct-store-delivery (DSD) operations, nearly two-thirds of respondents stated that their businesses are becoming more complicated, according to survey sponsor Intermec, an Everett, Wash.-based subsidiary of Honeywell Scanning and Mobility.
Beer and wine producers represent a growing segment of the beverage industry today. According to the Brewers Association, Boulder, Colo., the number of breweries in the United States is at a 25-year high, with this growth attributed to the popularity of craft beers across every demographic. Craft beers include those produced by small- and medium-sized breweries as well as by large, well-known producers that have introduced a wide variety of specialty artisanal beers to meet consumer demand.
The overall success of any retail or food/beverage service organization is highly dependent
on the accuracy and efficiency of its supply chain. Getting goods where they need to go,
when they need to be there, is a critical factor in maximizing sales.
Just like the Secret Intelligence Service wouldn’t send James Bond on a mission without the best gadgets, distribution managers need to ensure that their sales and distribution representatives in the field are equipped with all of the tools to get the job done.