Taylor Farms Offers Customers Greater Value in Laredo, Texas
SALINAS, CA – Value-added fresh food provider Taylor Farms has announced its continuing efforts to offer customers an unparalleled experience—by using centralized re-distribution centers to help establish greater efficiencies and higher inventory turnover.
“Providing solutions to increase efficiencies and lower costs for our customers is one of our top priorities,” said Luis Amaral, Mexico Business Manager. “The ability to consolidate Taylor Farms’ products with fresh produce from other suppliers in a centrally located region in the middle of the U.S. creates a unique opportunity to save time and money.”
Over the next year, the company noted in a press release, Taylor Farms plans to leverage the rapid expansion of more than 150,000-square-feet of refrigerated space in Laredo, Texas. The addition of this refrigerated space will reportedly give the company the ability to store and refrigerate a more diversified product mix from a variety of industry leading growers and shippers—with a model built around high inventory turnover to capitalize on the freshness of Taylor Farms’ products and other fruits and vegetables.
Through collaboration with best-in-class suppliers, the company added, Taylor Farms will continue to develop its consolidation program—a platform designed to create substantial value for the company’s customer partners. The new platform will also mitigate some of the impacts of the newly implemented electronic logging devices (ELD) law—which will be 100 percent enforced on April 1, 2018—and also reduce time and increase efficiencies by eliminating the need for trucks to conduct multiple pick-ups.
“Taylor Farms continues to work hard to enhance the value they bring to their partners,” said Chris Ford, Manager, Produce Purchasing at Darden Restaurants. “The development of this new consolidation model will allow for fresher product at a competitive rate, while eliminating multiple picks from various suppliers.”
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