One of the many consumer interests in local food is that without having to travel 1000s of miles, local food can be fresher. To get food fastest from field to retail some operations are now removing a stop at an aggregation/distribution facility - farms are taking their product directly to the retail stores.
This webinar presents two approaches to solving this complicated logistical puzzle. One program is managed by a food hub, working with a retailer with whom they have built a strong relationship. The other program is managed by the retail chain itself.
You'll learn many of the details of these projects, including each company's thinking about if Direct Store Delivery (DSD) is worth the complexity. You will also learn some of the challenges that these programs have overcome, and some that still remain.