NFI, a leading supply chain solutions provider, was recently named a Top 3PL and Cold Storage Provider for 2020 by Food Logistics for the ninth consecutive year. Published in the August issue, the list was determined by Food Logistics’ editorial staff and advisory board. The list serves as a resource directory of the leading third-party logistics and cold storage providers in the food and beverage industry.
Founded in 1932, NFI is one of the oldest and largest privately-held 3PLs in North America. Serving some of the largest customers in the food and beverage industry, NFI’s temperature-controlled and food-grade capabilities span its entire suite of supply chain solutions. The company’s food and beverage customer base includes grocery retailers, food manufacturers and processors, and beverage producers.
Of the company’s 50 million square feet distribution space, more than six million is dedicated to the food and beverage industry in both dry and food-grade capacities. In addition to warehousing, NFI’s refrigerated transportation solutions ensure product integrity. The company’s dedicated fleet of more than 12,500 trailers is made up of over 750 temperature-controlled trailers, while its brokerage team offers specialized refrigerated capabilities. Further, NFI’s intermodal equipment includes SlimLine refrigerated containers and non-operating refrigerated containers, capable of maintaining temperatures as low as -20°F.
“The food and beverage sector faces unique supply chain complexities that are specific to product integrity and regulations, making on-time performance and consistent service vital to the success of our customers,” said Sid Brown, CEO of NFI. “In addition to these intricacies, the industry has experienced unprecedented challenges in the past months related to COVID-19. NFI was able to provide the flexibility and agility necessary to address surges and work quickly with its customers to ensure food supply chains remained uninterrupted while maintaining food safety standards.
In addition to food and beverage, NFI serves customers across a diverse range of industries, including retail, ecommerce, manufacturing, and CPG. NFI’s end-to-end suite of supply chain solutions spans dedicated transportation, distribution, brokerage, transportation management, port drayage, intermodal, global logistics, and real estate.
View the full list from Food Logistics here.