Food and gift basket sales increased 4.7%, but total e-commerce, which includes online and telephone orders, increased less than 1%.
Since May 2007, Kenco has been managing direct-to-consumer U.S. distribution at two GMCR distribution centers.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.—August 16, 2011 (James Street Media Services)—Kenco, a leading provider of integrated logistics solutions, real estate services, and material handling equipment, is pleased to announce a significant expansion of warehouse space managed for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) at a new location in Robbinsville, N.J.
Since May 2007, Kenco has been managing direct-to-consumer U.S. distribution at two GMCR distribution centers (DCs): one in Chattanooga, Tenn. and the other in Chino, Calif. In July, Kenco opened a third DC for GMCR in Robbinsville, N.J., expanding its current GMCR-related footprint to over one million square feet.
“We were looking for an integrated logistics solution that could be deployed in a timely way,” says Jennifer Burkhardt, Transportation Manager, GMCR Specialty Coffee business unit. “Kenco has a proven track record for running our distribution centers smoothly and could meet our timeline.”
Kenco provides GMCR with the following services: inbound receiving and inspection; inventory storage services; pick/pack/ship of multichannel orders via parcel, truckload and less-than-truckload transportation; transportation services; product expiration date management; kitting services; custom demo and promotional assembly; and back office updates.
“We are honored to be a part of GMCR’s continued growth,” says David Caines, President of Kenco Logistic Services. “Our goal is to deliver satisfaction to the end users of this highly-valued customer through our integrated logistics solutions.”
Kenco provides integrated logistics services throughout North America. By leveraging the strengths of our five operating companies we engineer innovative solutions that provide tangible value. The Kenco Family of Companies includes Kenco Logistic Services, Kenco Transportation, Kenco Toyota-Lift, Kenco Management Services, and JDK Real Estate. For over 60 years we have transformed our customers' supply chains from a cost of doing business to a source of competitive advantage. Learn more at www.kencogroup.com.