CHEP Extends Multi-Year Contract with Johanna Foods

May 15, 2013

Beverage and dairy food manufacturer achieves material handling stability and supply chain efficiencies with CHEP solutions

ATLANTA – May 14, 2013 – CHEP, a leading provider of managed pallet pooling solutions, has extended its contract with Johanna Foods for three years. CHEP will continue working with the state-of-the-art food manufacturer to safely and efficiently transport its yogurt lines, beverage lines and juices to independent grocery store organizations, retailers, and distributors across the country.

Johanna Foods began working with CHEP in 2005 after using a pallet exchange system for shipping to customers and experiencing pallet quality, product damage and supply issues.

“CHEP is one of our key strategic partners, constantly providing us with new and innovative ways to reduce costs and increase productivity,” said Steve Steigerwalt, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Management & Business Development at Johanna Foods. “The new contract with CHEP provides us with long-term cost stability and continued access to the CHEP team of experienced and knowledgeable service consultants.”

“The material handling services at CHEP are helping Johanna Foods accomplish its goals of supplying damage-free product loads; improving productivity; and reducing total supply chain costs,” said Dan Walsh, Vice President, Sales & Commercial Strategy, CHEP USA. “We have a strong partnership with Johanna Foods, and our team of experts works closely with them to identify the right opportunities within the supply chain that create greater efficiencies.”

One of the ways CHEP has improved productivity at Johanna Foods is by transporting unit loads to retailer customers at the lowest total cost. In addition, CHEP works closely with Johanna Foods on its sustainability efforts by coordinating backhauls of CHEP pallets to reduce empty trailers on the road and save fuel. “Our teams work diligently together and are continuously looking for ways to create lasting value and environmental benefits within the supply chain,” added Walsh.

About Johanna Foods

Headquartered in Flemington, New Jersey, Johanna Foods manufactures leading retail and private label brands of chilled juices and beverages, as well as aseptic beverages and yogurt including La Yogurt, Earthwise, Ssips and Tree Ripe brands. Johanna Foods is committed to employing the best in human resources and physical assets to produce yogurt and juice products that set the standard for the food manufacturing industry. Johanna Foods is a SQF certified manufacturer.

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