FoodLink, Locus Traxx partner on monitoring

10/17/2013 04:03:00 PM
Doug Ohlemeier

Two food safety and logistics firms are partnering to improve freshness at the shelf.

FoodLink and Locus Traxx plan to provide the fresh food industry a single platform giving retailers and suppliers the ability to track fresh shipments from point-of-origin to point-of-sale, according to a news release.

Los Gatos, Calif.-based FoodLink specializes in supply chain and commerce systems for the fresh food industry and Jupiter, Fla.-based Locus Traxx offers monitoring and reporting of food deliveries.

The product monitoring includes detailed real-time visibility, according to the release.

By combining supply chain data into a single source, retailers and their suppliers can quickly identify and respond to potential problems as products move from the field to the store, according to the release.

The program is designed to help significantly cut waste and improve on-shelf freshness, according to the release.

“The convergence of data between FoodLink and Locus Traxx will change the way fresh food is managed across the supply chain,” Eric Peters, FoodLink’s chief executive officer, said in the release. “And looking forward, there is a second wave of realized value when merchandisers use the quality and freshness data to improve the way they sell products in the store.”



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