C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. is the perishable vendor of the year for BJ’s Wholesale Club, Westborough, Mass.
Jack MacAskill, vice president for BJ’s said in a news release that the innovation, collaboration and creativity shown by C.H. Robinson put it over the top to earn the distinction of perishable vendor of the year.
C.H. Robinson, Eden Prairie, Minn., delivers fresh produce to BJ’s via a supply chain management and consulting program, according to the release. The program includes weekly club-level pricing and quality checks, industry sales benchmarking and category reporting and analytics.
In addition to category management, C.H. Robinson supplies BJ’s with packaging and products in the Tropicana citrus and tropicals, Mott’s apples, Welch’s grapes and Rosemont Farms vegetable lines.
The logistics company also assisted BJ’s with the development and delivery of its “Farm to Club” produce program, according to the release. The program, which launched in spring 2012, provides BJ’s members with fresh produce from their state’s local farms.