Food Logistics

OCT 2014

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Page 12 of 39 FOOD LOGISTICS • OCTOBER 2014 13 from the global financial crisis, and will con- tinue to grow between 6 percent to 7 percent yearly to 2025. The report shows that the recovery will be geographically uneven, led mainly by Asia, as spending overall shifts from West to East. The Asia-Pacific market will represent nearly 60 percent of all global infrastructure spending by 2025, driven mainly by China's growth. Western Europe's share will shrink to less than 10 percent from twice as much just a few years ago. Clean Energy To Fuel Bimbo Bakeries' Natural Gas Trucks Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced it will fuel the first heavy-duty natural gas trucks deployed by Bimbo Bakeries USA, the largest baker in the U.S. Trucking fleets across the nation continue to expand or begin natural gas fueling operations. Clean Energy and approximately 40 com- petitors have opened nearly 100 public heavy-duty truck-friendly stations so far in 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Energy Alternative Fuels Data Center. This translates into an annual infrastructure growth rate of over 20 percent with certain markets like Texas experiencing significant natural gas fueling station growth. Grant awards affecting Clean Energy and its grow- ing portfolio of natural gas fueling custom- ers were also announced. Loblaw Tests Click And Collect Drive Through Loblaw Companies Ltd. is preparing to pilot a grocery click-and-collect program which will allow shoppers to order online and pick up their completed order at stores, according to The Toronto Star. The Loblaws at 301 High Tech Road in Richmond Hill, Ontario has been set up with a bright orange click-and-collect area that includes assigned parking. Customers will be able to pay online and have the gro- ceries loaded into their vehicles. Loblaws announced earlier this year that it would pilot a click-and-collect program, but provided few details. A company spokesman declined to elaborate recently, although he did confirm that Richmond Hill will be the first location to offer the new service. "The service is not yet available to the public, but we're excited by the prospect of offering busy customers another option to complete their shopping, saving con- siderable time in the process," said Loblaw spokesperson Kevin Groh. Kane Is Able Acquries Nexus Distribution's Southeast And Northeast Hubs Third-party logistics provider Kane Is Able, Inc. has acquired the Southeast and Northeast regional hubs of Nexus Distribu- tion Corp., a third-party logistics company headquartered in Bloomingdale, Ill. The acquisition of Nexus' Atlanta, Ga. and Allentown, Pa. distribution campuses reflects Kane's strategic focus on bring- ing integrated logistics solutions to new markets. Kane customers will immediately benefit from expanded distribution cover- age and increased capabilities. Nexus Dis- tribution Corp. will continue to operate its Chicago-area locations. With the expanded distribution capability in Allentown and Atlanta, Kane increases its total managed square footage by more than 10 percent to 7.5 million square feet of space, with loca- tions in every region of the U.S. Save-A-Load ® "IQR 200" BAR 800-728-5623 World's BEST Load Bars The load bar preferred by the foodservice industry Custom sizes and colors now available. • 8.8 lbs. — lightest and strongest available • Hydraulics tested over 30,000 uses • No trailer damage • Will not freeze up • Safe & easy to use Visit our booth #126 at IFDA Conference in Indianapolis Oct. 21-23

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