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08
Jun
2021
Modern Warehouse Trends in 2021
June 8th, 2021 in Warehousing
The pandemic created e-commerce development dramatically and also promoted the demand for warehouses with new technologies and practices to meet the demand.
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Fine wine is surprisingly sensitive - therefore, you need to transport and store it with care. Many people associate the name of fine wine with the tasty alcoholic beverage made from fermented grapes. It is one of the most nuanced, complex, and diverse drinks in the world. However, it is also one of the most challenging to transport.
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The suppliers, logistics operators, and direct carriers all need to be following the plan accurately. When it comes to moving spirits, the key is to move them quickly and prevent them from losing their properties during transportation. But few people are capable of doing this starting out. So where do you begin?
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E-commerce has had an obvious impact on the shopping habits of consumers in today’s economy. People who never shopped online before have discovered its unimaginable ease and how it can benefit them in their daily life. People who used to buy one or two things online have now converted nearly all of their former shopping trips to convenient, home-based laptop sessions growing online purchases. Adapting to these new trends, the distribution companies are finding that change is necessary.
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Many variables affect the taste of beer. A good beer has an intricate balance of yeast, hops, and malt, brewed under careful conditions to produce the desired taste. Brewmasters in recent years have been experimenting with all sorts of novel flavours, and microbreweries are cropping up all across North America. Whether it’s from downtown or across the country, nearly all beer gets transported before consumption, so it’s an important question: does transportation affect the taste of beer?
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The spiking pressures on both local and foreign shipping patterns have been peremptory since the pandemic abrupt the whole globe incontrovertibly. Let us review the total impacts in the year 2020 and what it has led to the pattern of shipping culture and responsibility.
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How can a third-party logistics company help your supply chain? There are a multitude of ways in which a 3PL provider can make your life easy. Here are 3 immediate ways we can improve your supply chain.
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Your business is in an era of information. The constantly updated information pushes your growth, improve yourselves to satisfy the customer’s warehouse distribution needs. How could the Canadian beer, ice wine, alcohol, liquor, beverages, spirits show on Australian’s dinner table after the order was placed in 30 minutes? 5 reasons that a comprehensive 3PL service provider makes your logistic and distribution incredibly powerful
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Once you decide to look for a warehouse, you need to know how to pick one suitable for your needs and your budget. So, with that in mind, let's take a closer look at choosing a Vancouver warehouse.
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The choices are not easy when it comes to select “the” 3PL provider to expand your business. Undoubtedly, the first choice will always be seeking the well-known or larger-scaled 3PL in the industry as it would seem like they can offer better rates and resources. On the other hand, when your business just starts to grow, so you are looking for that flexibility and smaller required volume to start the partnership.
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24
Feb
2021
Marks & Spencer Renamed Its Canned Martini
February 24th, 2021 in Food & Drink
M&S’s launched cocktail martini had raised concern by the renowned UK alcohol watchdog, the Portman Group, in 2018. The canned martini was called “Porn Star Martini” that linked to promoting sexual context. Although no explicit mean was displayed on the packaging, but consumers might misinterpret and confound the brand by stereotyping its connection to porn.
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Lyrebird is an Australian bird that is capable of imitating possibly any sound including the human voice, chainsaws, car engines, etc. Mark Livings launched the brand Lyrebird to reflect the line of products mimicking some of the classical alcohol spirits with its non-alcohol base.
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The manufacturers of low to no alcohol beverages are recognizing the standing point when they launch the products to go against all the traditional beer, spirits, and wine. With a large ambition, manufacturers and brewers painstakingly put together the boldest recipes to create innovative and attractive drinks.
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16
Feb
2021
Benefits of fleet management technology
February 16th, 2021 in Trucking
Every business is on the hunt for technology that will improve its employees' efficiency and productivity. Notably, a major development is happening in the logistics industry.
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While underaged drinking is frowned upon, it does not mean people are restricting themselves from doing it. The research team from Boston University School of Public Health claims the first study to obtain figures in different fields regarding underage alcohol consumption. The poll is based on over one thousand teenagers who are consuming alcohol within a thirty-day time span.
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16
Feb
2021
Uprising Market of Low Alcohol Wine
February 16th, 2021 in Food & Drink
Many alcohol consumers consider low and no alcohol beverages as an alternative to the originals, but according to a report in Australia and New Zealand, the newly established category is appealing to be a luxury as the industry is maturing and showing promises.
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American Heart Association recorded a study that was conducted in Sweden starting in 1967 and a study result after forty-three years. Heavy drinking consisted of two or more drinks a day and the study was targeting the heavy consumption when the participants were in their mid-aged years. Over eleven thousands people were traced at the beginning of the study and had a follow-up again in 2010.
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In 2014, a team of innovative university team in Spain had unfolded a new way to infuse beer extractions into alcohol-free beverages to enhance the aroma. At the University of Valladolid, the team experimented to extract three scented components: ethyl acetate, isobutyl alcohol, and isoamyl acetate from a 5.5% ABV and a 6.5% ABV regular beers.
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A UK study on alcohol consumption between the ages of sixteen to twenty-four years old had shown a substantial decrease in the year 2005 and the year 2015. The research was based on the study of ten thousand people based on their alcohol consumption over ten years concluding in the year 2018.
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12
Feb
2021
Top Five Popular Alcohol Brands In China
February 12th, 2021 in Food & Drink
With the opening of world trades, North Americans can easily obtain traditional alcohol drinks from overseas which is a privilege for adventurous alcohol consumers. Let us look at some Chinese-made alcoholic beverages that are valued to be in the top list.
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Now the brand is renamed “Free Rain”, but originally the founder, Colin McCabe wants to give the beverage the name “Trip”. Due to potential misinterpretation of the product which might hint at the consumers, the founder was forced to give it another thought.
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RTD beverage is an uprising alcohol category that breaks record in growth and sale numerous times in the industry, which seems to shine a bright future for US hard seltzer manufacturers to lean on. Alcohol sparkling water enters the US market and has intensified the market by storm obtaining positive feedback from consumers. Mike’s hard sparkling water, a vodka-based citrus alcohol drink, plans to make an entrance to the UK’s market by AB InBev.
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11
Feb
2021
The Hard Seltzer Market In The UK
February 11th, 2021 in Food & Drink
The impact of ready-to-drink beverages made in the US alcohol market is immense. Therefore, the manufacturers intend to bring the $550 million products to the UK market and envision to grow the premature industry to be worth over 20 billion dollars in two years.
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11
Feb
2021
Drinking Culture Is Sang Out
February 11th, 2021 in Food & Drink
The pop song culture in the US has an enormous influence on the mind and the behavior of young people nowadays. Monkey see monkey do. The music industry fully converges the drinking culture and the alcoholic context into songs and lyrics which is neglecting the repercussion it brings to the young crowd. Public health authorities in the US are evaluating the proper practice of any alcoholic references in pop songs nowadays and determining the concern should be raised.
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The Portman Group, a self-regulatory in the UK alcohol industry is running under the funding of eight alcohol companies to advocate and facilitate social responsibility. In 2019, the group upholds a complaint against the manufacturer – The Bearded Brewery, regarding the naming and packaging on one of their 7.8% ABV cider - “Suicyder”. The association has received from a public consumer that the name and the logo are deemed irresponsible of their apparent attach to suicide.
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A skepticism was raised in the alcohol industry when the New Zealand government invested about sixteen million dollars in the sub-category of lower alcohol wines. New Zealand is deemed to produced exalted grape juice hence the wide production of wine. The amount of funding the NZ government pours into the industry prompting the consumer market to wonder if it is worth it. Why are they so sure about the low alcohol, low-calorie wine?
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Dry January was first initiated in the UK to host a world-wide alcohol-free month to promote healthy choices in drinking culture. In 2021, the Dry January hit a world record of 6.5 million people participating in the movement. Amongst the challenges, low to no alcohol drinks become a great luxury for alcohol consumers to take part in the movement with a wide range of alternative drinks to choose from.
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With the subsequential launches of powdered alcohol products, ready-to-drink, and low to no alcoholic beverages, the consumers are certainly being educated to choose wisely according to personal health and taste preferences. The alcohol industry is aiming high on a line of extensive products other than traditional beer and wine. The brewery certainly attempts to cultivate more choices for alcohol beverage consumers to choose from.
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The worldwide trend in the alcohol industry does not slow down for the consumer market. Many countries that are leading in alcohol brewing have been stirring up new products eager for their customers to try.
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A complaint has filed against Colorado High CBD gin in the UK recently, relating to the content displayed with connecting an illegal drug and the implication of potential therapeutic effect. The UK’s alcohol industry watchdog, The Portman Group, recently advocates against the distillery, Silent Pool, when a concern raises due to an ambiguous connection between cannabis and CBD.
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The raising of crossed-categorized infusion in the alcohol industry creates many formidable concerns by the authorities continuously. The panel speaks to manufacturers regarding ingredient usage, packaging and labeling, marketing, and promoting. In the case of “Colorado High”, CBD is advised to be displayed as an ingredient, as opposed to the implication on its therapeutic qualities.
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09
Feb
2021
The Budding Low and No Alcohol Industry
February 9th, 2021 in Food & Drink
A new category in alcoholic beverages can be exciting and enticing for regular alcohol consumers. In recent years, the low to no alcohol industry has been spreading its variances in the competition between carbonated drinks and alcoholic beverages. The new experience and the new concept offer as an extra category in between which continues to show promising figures in sales.
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08
Feb
2021
Tips for Expanding Your 3PL Business
February 8th, 2021 in Logistics
Almost, if not all, business owners want their business to grow and develop in every possible way, and 3PL businesses are no different. We have outlined and provided you with tips for expanding your 3PL business below. While you might not be able to execute or try out all the tips, reading them and getting an idea of how to begin will help.
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08
Feb
2021
Powdered Alcohol and The Regulation
February 8th, 2021 in Food & Drink
In 2015, the powdered alcohol products have introduced to the market with approval by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) in the US. The launch hit a few obstacles in a number of states to prevent the marketing and the sale by banning the related products. With the increased availability, many alcohol experts had called out to the authorities to tighten the regulations on powdered alcohol products.
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To further the top on powdered alcohol products, the category has been controversial to the consumer markets as opposed to the manufacturers since the beginning. A poll was conducted in 2015 following the launch of powdered alcohol products by the University of Michigan because several states decisively placed bans on all related products in Vermont, South Carolina, and Louisiana upon its initial launch.
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08
Feb
2021
Does Caffeine Really Ease Up The Alcohol?
February 8th, 2021 in Food & Drink
It has been the culture to consume coffee or tea after alcohol consumption to ease up the aftermaths. However, several pieces of research show differently based on the neurological effects published on Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. The review includes a total of nine pieces of research on the effects of mixing caffeine and alcohol.
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08
Feb
2021
Juicebox For Kids Or For Adults?
February 8th, 2021 in Food & Drink
The renowned UK Watchdog – The Portman Group, has warned the freshly launched brand Juicebox to redesign their appeal of an image of the sun, piles of oranges with the name of “Juicebox” can easily attract children to mistake the alcoholic drinks with an orange drink.
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05
Feb
2021
Can Alcohol Intake Do Any Good To Health?
February 5th, 2021 in Food & Drink
Previously, several risks have been identified under the influence of alcohol intake. It is unquestionably alcohol has a negative impact on the health than it can benefit from. Nevertheless, it does not necessarily mean it does not carry any benefit at all.
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05
Feb
2021
The Low and No Alcohol Markets In India
February 5th, 2021 in Food & Drink
The rising trend of low-alcohol and no-alcohol beverages has spread its initiation to the worldwide market. In Asia, India has subsequently revised and tightened the constitutes for the alcohol market, which has planted a bumpy road ahead for the alcohol industry.
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Low-alcohol beers are launching in Thailand and creating a fuss to the local related authorities to revise the taxes collecting across the categories by different ABV levels. The local Finance Ministry, Health Ministry, and Excise Department are proposing to increase taxes on low-alcoholic beer as a middle category between non-alcoholic beverages and alcoholic drinks.
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In 2019, the Food Safety Authority in India enforced a new set of rules for alcohol manufacturers to follow in labeling, specifically the mandatory warning fixates to all alcoholic products. The obligatory label bylaw was initially proposed one year earlier to all alcohol manufacturers to prepare for the launch.
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05
Feb
2021
The Inauguration of Morning Recovery
February 5th, 2021 in Food & Drink
Morning Recover, a drink in a shot-glass volume container that claimed to mitigate the aftereffect of alcoholic intake. Many brands in a similar category were marketing in retails but it was safe to say none of the manufacturers really stood out to be monopolized in the market.
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04
Feb
2021
Market Research On Alcohols
February 4th, 2021 in Food & Drink
Market research has normally provided the volume during peak and ono-peak seasons for better prediction on the sales. However, the past analysis turns out to be inaccurate since leisure drink has become part of daily routines.
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04
Feb
2021
The Launch of Alcohol-Free Budweiser
February 4th, 2021 in Food & Drink
At the end of 2017, Budweiser launched the first alcohol-free beverage – Budweiser Prohibition Brew. The trend of low to no alcohol beverages has widespread its eligibility to general consumers, setting a shocking sale of eighteen million liters in the first year in the UK. In the second year, the sale in the category has gone up seventeen percent.
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04
Feb
2021
Alcohol And Breast Cancer
February 4th, 2021 in Food & Drink
The Washington University School of Medicine previously conducted research to establish the relationship between alcohol and breast-related diseases correspondingly in a later stage of life. The leading professor of the study indicated that the study is to raising concern about heavy drinking patterns in college students’ and young adults’ lives.
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03
Feb
2021
Pairing Between Food and Alcohol
February 3rd, 2021 in Food & Drink
Scientists have been researching the chemistry in the human brain when food and alcohol are pairing and establishing the “Aperitif Effect”. The reaction occurs when the consumer intakes the alcohol after food consumption, the brain generates chemistry activity that rewards a certain pleasure.
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With TVs being the most important entertainment source in the modern world, children are watching and educating through whichever programs on display. A report from Alcohol Concern in the UK shows that children are exposed to alcohol more frequently on TVs or other social media sources in an alarming state.
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03
Feb
2021
Do You Know What Is Inside Energy Drinks?
February 3rd, 2021 in Food & Drink
Marketing and sponsorship of sports events certainly prove that energy drink products successfully enter the consumer market, especially teenagers and young adults. Regulations and legislation have been unclear on the labeling, packaging, and advertising of the consumer section. The abated trend alarms the market study to realize consumers’ unawareness of what is the ingredient containing in different drinks.
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Since no coherent knowledge has previously been provided by legislation, WSTA begins to collaborate with breweries in order to facilitate better branding and naming. The proper guideline following by the manufacturers will display clear administration and avoid misconceptions to the consumers. The alcoholic beverages that fall into the defined categories are designated to be 1.2% ABV or lower.
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On December 31st, 2019, The United States Association of Cider Makers officially changed its name to American Cider Association under the influence of rising demand for flavored malt beverages. The US cider market was showing promising figures between 2017 and 2019, but a sudden decrease in the last quarter of 2019 posed that trendy consumers’ shift of interests away from ciders.
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02
Feb
2021
The Definition of “Alcohol Free”
February 2nd, 2021 in Food & Drink
What is considered in the UK as “alcohol-free” is still debatable. Presently, the “alcohol-free” drink must be below 0.5% ABV in Europe, but it is classified to be 0.05% ABV or below in the UK. The UK is therefore aiming to purposely revise the discrepancy as low alcohol beverage’s popularity soars in the consumer market and the conflict may cause any misinformation to the public.
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The alcoholic beverages industry enters a new era of consumer marketing strategy to attract a bigger portion of consumers to notice alcoholic drinks.
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29
Jan
2021
The New Era Of RTD Alcoholic Drinks
January 29th, 2021 in Food & Drink
The pandemic certainly makes a huge impact on how each distinct industry heads in the consumer market, and certainly make the RTD alcoholic beverage market the star in 2020. The trend capitalizes its customer sector from the beer and wine consumers. Many major brewers have sought the possibility to extend the RTD segment and offer their customers an extensive range of flavors and choices. There are six components contributing to the uprising RTD alcoholic beverage market.
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A new year has arrived, and many people wish that the new year would bring new energy, however, the sign of coronavirus spreading does not seem to slow down. However, after more than 12 months of facing an unprecedented challenge, every industry seems to be recovered in some ways to survive in the current state.
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28
Jan
2021
Cold Supply Chain: Types of Cold Storage
January 28th, 2021 in Warehousing
In Vancouver, British Columbia, there are not many third-party logistics suppliers that carry cold storage as one of the services. Mostly, the business set up the cold applications within the establishment for smoother operation. However, there are exceptions and advantages when a business outsourcing its cold storage demand.
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Statistics are showing a whopping forty-three percent increase this year in global RTD alcohol growth when market research expressed a depreciation in the prior year. The leading brand Brown-Forman records its Jack Daniel category has exceeded expectation significantly. The company has been doing exceptionally well that it has acquired Part Tim Rangers, a newly established New Zealand company to expand its spirit-based division.
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The alcoholic beverage trend certainly shifts significantly in recent years, including the preferences of each individual market in Canada. Two university undergrads discover their ways into alcohol entrepreneurship, fascinated by the brewing industry during their first employment at a local craft cidery.
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27
Jan
2021
6 Ways To Improve Your Fleet Efficiency
January 27th, 2021 in Trucking, Logistics
Today, everyone's world revolves around one simple word; efficiency. That is what drives businesses forward, saves people's time, and improves the quality of life. With that in mind, let's try to be efficient today. Here are six ways to improve your fleet efficiency and help your drivers and your company.
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27
Jan
2021
Annual USA Spirit Ratings
January 27th, 2021 in Food & Drink
Each year, breweries and distilleries are gathering to announce their proudest creation. Over forty-five countries compete in the fiercest competition in USA spirits and with no surprise, the USA, Mexico, and the UK are the top countries, along with Whiskey, Gin, and Vodka being the top categories.
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27
Jan
2021
Port Congestions Worsen During COVID-19
January 27th, 2021 in Logistics
With the daunting effects around the world by COVID-19, the logistics industry of North American has endured immense impacts like never. Not even the massive LA ports strike in 2002 can be compared to the level of repercussion all industries strain from since last year.
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27
Jan
2021
What To Expect With Port Congestions?
January 27th, 2021 in Logistics
Port congestions are like water pipes. You do not turn the faucet on for a long time, and after a while, when it is turned on again, the water would burst out of the pipe. When the containers are transported by one large ship, the volume is improbable large. But when you have ten large ships, the quantity of containers is unimaginable.
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26
Jan
2021
The Discretion on Alcohol Transportation
January 26th, 2021 in Food & Drink
Most logistics and transportation industries know that transporting alcohol requires a lot more works than transporting other categories of goods, especially in British Columbia. The logistics process is distinct from other sectors of the market whilst still sharing some similitude in general.
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In Vancouver, British Columbia, the food sector is the delicate portion of consumer products carrier are specifically careful with. The standards in choosing a 3PL supplier are strict and intricate. Whilst the standards for food-graded logistics and transportation are strict, the 3PL warehousing provider needs to have a scale-up management system.
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26
Jan
2021
Automated And Semi-Automated Warehouses
January 26th, 2021 in Warehousing
Paradigms shift in the logistics industry majorly in the past decade. Many retail giants and manufacturers are pivoting the line of products to the future trend of robotic and automatic systems. It has been a controversial topic from the beginning if such integration will take away what humans do in a job.
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26
Jan
2021
Cold Storage Solution
January 26th, 2021 in Warehousing, Food & Drink
Withholding the strict health protocol from the Government of Canada, Vancouver cold storage providers have provided more services to the crossdocking customers while their perishable goods are in the adequate temperature range to prevent spoilage.
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25
Jan
2021
Logistics in Home Improvement Industry
January 25th, 2021 in Logistics
The idea of homeownership is inconceivable due to an astounding 36% spike in market pricing in Vancouver, British Columbia. However, this has affected how the home-improvement industry managing their stocks on hand and at the distribution center.
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25
Jan
2021
What Is Quality Logistics?
January 25th, 2021 in Logistics
It is a competitive market in logistics and transportation industry for businesses allocating their best compatible partners in Vancouver, British Columbia. The core competency of a logistics provider is commonly carried out with the level of services provided. Do you know what important elements you are looking when searching for a quality logistics provider that is best suited?
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It is obviously the strategy the Province of British Columbia for the logistics and transportation pattern has been focused on building the infrastructure for the decades ahead, especially in the City of Vancouver and its core area. Undoubtedly the significant uprising population has developed into an economy advantage in this renowned city outpaced any other cities in Canada.
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25
Jan
2021
Overseas Third-Party Services
January 25th, 2021 in Logistics
Many businesses are reluctant to look for a 3PL providers to partner with, especially in a foreign market overseas. Mainly it is because it is a foreign country along with a foreign culture and language. Especially in a region like Vancouver, British Columbia, all kind of costs are seemingly high, so it is hard to take a step to look for a 3PL partner. However, a good 3PL can put your mind at ease, especially dealing with foreign laws.
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When owning a business, you want it to be successful and profitable. To achieve that success, there are different processes that you must perfect. For example, the packaging process can hold a lot of influence over the success of a product. To see just what kind of effect it can have, we explain how efficient packaging processes improve your bottom line.
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22
Jan
2021
Hungry for Authentic Food: Vancouver
January 22nd, 2021 in Food & Drink
Vancouverites are getting very picky and questionable about the authenticity in the food consumer market since the import becomes globalized and it is possible to eat pineapples all year round or the prickly pears only grown in Mexico. Compared to twenty years ago, traditional food from all over the world has advanced its passage into Vancouver supermarket and across Canada and become a necessity.
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22
Jan
2021
Common Mistakes In Inventory Tracking
January 22nd, 2021 in Logistics
For an asset-primary business, tracking and managing inventory are critical to maintaining a healthy cycle. The accuracy when overseeing the entire operation tracking inventory inbound and outbound is the key to be able to control the quantities in possession.
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When a 3PL Logistics provider offers the service of packaging, the material of the packaging material is vital in choices. The proper packaging renders the security and the durability to the products until it arrives at the end-users safely without any deficiency.
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21
Jan
2021
Joint Force with Drones
January 21st, 2021 in Trucking, Logistics
The concept of drones delivering consumer goods can be controversial in this stage, but the theory has in fact been practiced in a lot of regions in Asia. Whenever a new approach of collaboration is swept into the logistics industry, the impossible is always possible with proper implementation and market urgency.
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21
Jan
2021
Entering The Workforce of Logistics
January 21st, 2021 in Logistics
In an old Chinese saying, “Crossing to another career path is like crossing a mountain” – Wen Qin Philosophy, meaning the obstacles entering a new workforce is like walking through a mountain. However, in the labour-starved market of Vancouver, British Columbia, the hitch in career change does not seem to be imperative to the need of talents.
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21
Jan
2021
Pet Food Safe In Logistics Industry
January 21st, 2021 in Logistics, Food & Drink
The care and the quality in providing for pets have been brought up to another level as they are considered a member of the family in Vancouver, British Columbia. The pet food market has therefore stricken the regulations and quality-controls to meet with the same standards as human consumption, as well as the commitment during transportation for pet food through cargos and trucking.
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Millennials, as known as Generation Y, are everyone who is between the age of 24 and 39 as of now. The relevance in this age gap is they are becoming the mainstream in the workforce, which may build and lead the foreseeable future of industry presently. In 2020, this age group including all genders is entering and taking 20% portion of the whole labour force participation.
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20
Jan
2021
Chargebacks in Logistics
January 20th, 2021 in Logistics
Penalties and chargebacks are the significant parts of ongoing costs for most carriers as they are unavoidable when accidents happen. Many major retailers are strict with the transportation processes and the providers as the persistent demands are not allowing much of a wiggle room to be flexible on shipment departures and arrivals. When contracting two parties, charges and penalties are ordinarily stated prior to the partnership.
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20
Jan
2021
Potential Chargebacks
January 20th, 2021 in Logistics
As Discussed before, chargebacks are common, and they appear to be one-sided culprits but the repercussions from both parties can be greater than they seem. For the retailers, late, damaged, or missed shipments mean shortcoming products to sell in retail stores, this will affect the overall sale in one managing region. As well as a reporting loss on the shipment which missing goods or goods with shorter shelf life.
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20
Jan
2021
2020: The Logistics Year
January 20th, 2021 in Logistics
Despite the year 2020 has been turbulent for most of the industries, logistics has outpaced to maintain the consumer markets around the globe. The heroical industry maintains the basic need of people in most of the developed countries that traversing the essentials without hiccups.
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20
Jan
2021
New Age of Digital Tracking
January 20th, 2021 in Logistics
In the era of the digital world, the demand to integrate technology into the operation is becoming universal in order to remain competitive. Digital tracking is one of the products that become globalization to encourage faster delivery, accurate allocation, history analysis, and personalization.
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19
Jan
2021
GPS: How It Influences Logistics?
January 19th, 2021 in Logistics
The logistics and supply chain industry has become a worldwide topic as all trades are open between continents and it becomes essential to people’s daily life. GPS becomes a utility in some parts of the supply chain that is providing the update on the whereabouts of cargo and shipment.
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A spike in population in Greater Vancouver Region is a sign for a company to consider a distribution location for its local operations. After two decades long of immigration incentive program implementing by the Canadian Government, the core city is undoubtedly a territory where all businesses want to take a part in the consumer market.
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People can commonly see GPS tracking on the commonly used APPS or websites transporting purchased goods nowadays. The most popular companies utilizing this technology are Skip The Dishes, Uber Eats, and Amazon.
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18
Jan
2021
Swamper: A New Logistics Terminology
January 18th, 2021 in Logistics
What are swampers? You may ask Google, but Google will not supply you with the right answer. Swampers are a common terminology in the supply chain industry because it is a service often offered by the 3PL provider. They are to accelerate the loading and offloading processes which are critical to time management and material handling.
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18
Jan
2021
Emergency Stop: 18 Wheels Logistics
January 18th, 2021 in Trucking, Logistics
Facing many circumstances, it cannot be promised every shipment goes smoothly during the transportation process. It happens that leaves you at a crossroad and you need to solve the problem quickly.
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What is HACCP certification? It stands for Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point which complies with the warehousing storage of food products and its risk management. Many warehousing providers have pursued the diversity in customers that are wishful to make available for specifications in storage.
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18 Wheels Logistics specializes in a single-source solution for warehousing, trucking, and co-packing. Moreover, we also provide the yard storage available for special storage that is not inquiring indoor space.
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15
Jan
2021
Integrated Logistics Service of A 3PL Partner
January 15th, 2021 in Logistics
Convenience is one of the largest elements we sought in every aspect of life, and that is why humans are advanced and developed rapidly over the past hundred years. Everything nowadays is designed to be integrated, like LED lights, cellular phones, and multi-purpose printers. The simplicity is designed to be better managed by a single source.
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18 Wheels Logistics offers more than 800,000 square feet of temperature-controlled warehouse space to meet all your demands. All our warehouses offer ambient environment that equip with upright racking suited for all sizing, including oversized and bulk. Every one of our comprehensive-designed warehouses is conveniently located in the ample areas in Greater Vancouver Region.
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15
Jan
2021
What Is Cross-Docking In Transportation?
January 15th, 2021 in Trucking, Logistics
Cross-docking is a commonly strategy used by transportation company when the goods from one container is relocating to another container on a mutual location. 18 Wheels Logistics has full line of forklift machines to comply to different types of good transport. Our line of team members is experienced and well-certified to utilize the services with maximum efficiency and minimum risk.
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Seasonal sale volume throws you off-guard with juggling between running out of spaces or running out of stocks? 18 Wheels Logistics can help saving your energy and cost by providing the temporary commercial storage solution: storage trailer.
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The Canadian border and the US border have the most unique system in the world that allows the citizens from both countries to travel stress-free for both business and pleasure purposes while certain restrictions comply in place. Both consumer marketplaces contract the customers from the opposite sides citing the distinctive cultures provided by its own supply chain industry, which creates a peculiar logistics chain reaction in between.
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14
Jan
2021
USA Retailers Entering Canada
January 14th, 2021 in Warehousing, Logistics
​Target USA, back in 2013, entered Canada with a massive 133 stores across the country. It is unparalleled the boldest move a retailer giant can pull in the marketplace history of Canada. Target spent over four billion dollars in launching and until ceasing operation.
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The prosperous consumer market in Vancouver, British Columbia shows momentum in reaching peaks and reflects greatly on the housing market in the past two quarters. All numbers show in paradoxical figures from the market prediction that is shocking to the world. Even though the statistic shows a positive 30% growth in real estate for Vancouver, why the consumer goods remain non-competitive to the prices in USA retailers?
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14
Jan
2021
Warehousing and Fulfillment Integration
January 14th, 2021 in Warehousing
At the onset of the pandemic, businesses in all industries are facing unprecedented challenges from 2020 through 2021. However, after the first wave spreading global-wide, the sectors being rebound back for different operations have been quite unbalanced. In Vancouver, British Columbia, it is safe to say the most of the resurfacing industry is the supply chain.
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13
Jan
2021
Warehousing and Logistics
January 13th, 2021 in Warehousing, Logistics
Logistics is the intricacy of the supply chain industry. It includes the entire process in the flow of transporting goods such as production, packaging, handling, transporting, and warehousing. The logistics part is often being overlooked the complexity, especially in a disruptive environment. In Vancouver, British Columbia, logistics make up the largest proportion of a sector in the supply chain.
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Let us be honest, there is not a lot of carriers that are temperature-controlled and offering Less-Than-Truck Load in Vancouver, British Columbia. The operating cost for a refrigerated/heated truck is not considered low, and the LTL operation takes a skillful of talent to arrange. On top of that, the profit margin of LTL logistics is not high, to begin with.
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Multi-culture and diversity have become the signatures for Vancouver, British Columbia. Every aspect of people’s daily life has tasted some oriental influences since immigration from overseas starts. By 2020, Chinese New Year has officially made its robust entrance for Canadian people to celebrate. It is set differently according to the Lunar Calendar every year. 2021 is the Year of Ox and it is on Friday, February 12th, but how does this festival have impacted the supply chain industry?
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13
Jan
2021
Sweet Takes Away Every Pain
January 13th, 2021 in Food & Drink
Not metaphorically but literally, who does not like to have a bit of sweet at the end of a meal or the end of a day? Confectionery is considered one of the must-haves in daily life because it sweetens the day up no matter you have a good day or a bad day. Market Research records the largest chocolate confectionery retention in 2020, which does not sound so surprising considering the COVID-19 drags around most of the year.
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12
Jan
2021
Free Trade Agreement in Canada
January 12th, 2021 in Trucking, Logistics
The free trade between two countries is very technical but common in 2020. Two countries are trying to meet in the middle with the considerations for their millions of trades in mind. The process sounds hideous to come to terms, but the industries in both countries will be benefited greatly. Canada continuously signed with dozens of countries in the last 10 years, which has greatly impacted the import and export trades in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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Since the World has been woken up with the concern for large emission issue, all countries with top developed world per capita emitter of GHGs have been trying to lower CO2 posed as a global crisis. There are restrictions and incentives implementing over the past two decades to achieve the goal. In the industry of logistics, the question arises in alternations between driving fewer trucks or buying newer trucks.
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12
Jan
2021
Measurement Means Control
January 12th, 2021 in Logistics, Warehousing, Trucking
In the consumer market, most businesses carry inventory that is consisted of goods or products. The inventory is kept in storage until it is processed for a transaction to make the income for businesses. Profit is the main goal in businesses, but it is hard to ensure profit is a certainty unless all measurement is properly controlled.
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It could not be emphasized enough that all businesses in modern society involve some logistics aspect in daily operation, especially amid the pandemic. In Vancouver, British Columbia, businesses are trained to envision proactively with all the operating aspects, but who would predict an unprecedented emergence? An effective supply chain can not predict a pandemic, but it surely can help to lower the risk.
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A 3PL provider can offer customized options for the businesses depending on the type of operation and the marketing strategy. The two most common kinds of packaging in the logistics market are factory packing and customer packing. What are the differences and why they are important?
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Online shopping has become an essential part of people’s shopping habit as the COVID-19 lingers longer than anticipated. What e-commerce driven companies have established for the operation to be sustainable and keep up the consumers’ soaring commands? The answer is reverse logistics.
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When we discuss about packaging previously, sustainability and environmental-friendly come into the pictures when decision complies with company vision and mission. It is a social responsibility for both consumers and businesses that is constantly reminded through multichannel.
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When the idea of being green is integrated into the supply chain operation, there are a lot of advantages rather than disadvantages. Because when the topic arises of being green, the first idea that pops up is unaffordability.
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Within the intensive time of facing the pandemic, small businesses often encounter critical decisions that may potentially lead to demise. Every step of operation may be influential to the consequence. How does an executive manage to smooth creating a plan amidst a crisis?
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In an e-commerce driven market, customer satisfaction is how businesses are earned based on the products and services. In the past twelve months, the need for e-commerce skyrockets, and people rely on e-shopping more than ever. For most people, it is a nerve-racking experience because it is a completely different buying experience. For example, the wait time varies when you actually receive the products, or you don’t see or touch the products prior.
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What influences the way consumers shop in this decade? In Vancouver, British Columbia, the marketplace is increasingly competitive and promotes loyalty through various channels. But do you truly know what attracts and encourages people to buy?
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08
Jan
2021
Is It Time To Seek Warehousing?
January 8th, 2021 in Warehousing
Congratulations! When space is running out for inventory storage, that means your business is going well. On the other hand, what can be done to scale up the size of your business and meet up the customer demand? In Vancouver, British Columbia, it is a space-starved market with rising rent. That is when you look up a warehouse partner.
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As mentioned previously, the logistics operation of overseas containers is maturing on the West Coast of Canada. There are certain rules to be obliged, but is overweight charging as a penalty? Not necessary. It may actually be a benefit to the company.
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07
Jan
2021
EDI and Its Relation With Supply Chain
January 7th, 2021 in Logistics
The technology transitions in the logistics and transportation industry have been an intricate process but necessary in the past two decades. In the preceding time, large quantities of data are retrieved and input manually each transaction. Not only it is time-consuming, but it is also prone to imminent errors and delays. Henceforth, EDI is brought into the supply chain industry and continuously proven its worthiness to polish the operation.
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After a giant leap in 2020, all the e-commerce businesses to show and prove they are holding up the supply chain on the West Coast of Canada, the operation appears to be matured enough to adjust. What improvements can be foreseeable to anticipate trajectory?
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When a prosperous market, like Vancouver, British Columbia, enters a technology-driven era, the tension is on the businesses to develop one line of supply to the consumers to bring flexibility and accessibility to the table. On the contrary, consumers will gain the habit of looking for a more efficient and faster shopping experience over time.
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The pandemic has driven movement to happen. One of them is online retailing. In Vancouver, British Columbia, the store retails are failing to survive through the pandemic and the reasons are simple. Constant revolving of government restrictions, safety protocol, and factory shortages are all accountable for being the biggest factors in the past 14 months.
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Logistics is an essential proportion in all forums of business. From the manufacturers to businesses, or from the businesses to consumers, the connections in between are making up the supply chain. What qualities businesses are looking for in the logistics providers are the qualities expected to come into the partnership. Most importantly, the logistics providers should be on the same page with you ultimately.
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06
Jan
2021
Understanding Freight Forwarding
January 6th, 2021 in Trucking, Logistics
Since Canada has signed dozens of free trade agreement with countries in Asia and Europe, shipment of goods have been coordinated like the world is … flat! No barrier or no government are between trades, so the countries are transporting like with the stores next door ostensibly. Freight forwarding practices more with the sense of globalization in general.
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Opening a bottle of champagne to celebrate the arrival of 2021 is undeniably the best salute to say goodbye to 2020. Alcoholic beverages are more involved in the daily life of the people in Vancouver, British Columbia. Warehousing and distribution services can be a great impact on the alcohol industry.
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With the inauguration of COVID-19, the supply chain in Vancouver, British Columbia has been stricken with limited logistics sources. The scarcity and the unavailability have caused the businesses unable to keep up with the demand. The pinch in the supply chain has caused the public to panic even more.
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With the arrival of 2021, a new decade seemingly starts without hesitation or obstacles for the supply chain industry. In Vancouver, British Columbia, the logistics and transportation industry are always charging at full speed against all the odds geographically, politically, and environmentally.
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04
Jan
2021
Types of Product Distribution Channels
January 4th, 2021 in Logistics
To better educate, we have compiled and outlined everything that you might possibly need to know about the different types of product distribution channels. Understanding these different types will be extremely beneficial to you, no matter the industry that you are in. Here we have provided all the knowledge you could possibly need—happy reading!
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