Cardinal Logistics Management Corporation has been recognized for excellent service and named Carrier of the Year by United Natural Foods Inc (UNFI).
Chad Brewer, vice-president of logistics at UNFI, visited Cardinal’s headquarters to present this award. David Myott, director of national accounts; and Skip Stritzinger, senior vice-president–business development, accepted the award on Cardinal’s behalf.
Cardinal operates a dedicated refrigerated shuttle program for UNFI that provides just-in-time deliveries of consolidated products from its network of distribution centers across the United States. The program spans more than 6 million annual miles transporting temperature-sensitive products to and from 15 different locations. Award criteria included measured metrics in on-time performance, product temperature integrity, and fuel-saving initiatives.
“This is an amazing accomplishment that outlines the hard work and outstanding customer service our employees provide to this valued account and their customers,” said Vin McLoughlin, chairman of Cardinal.
UNFI carries and distributes more than 65,000 products to more than 31,000 customer locations throughout the United States and Canada. The company serves a variety of retail formats including conventional supermarket chains, natural product superstores, independent retail operators, and the foodservice channel.
Headquartered in Concord NC, Cardinal is a privately held third-party logistics provider focused on providing dedicated contract carriage, final mile delivery, and transportation management services to multiple industries nationwide. Its logistics experts work directly with clients to optimize their supply chains by developing and implementing customized transportation systems including specialized equipment and handling, as well as integrated technology.