Brothers Produce Ups Offerings With Cold Storage Expansion; Brent Erenwert Comments
HOUSTON, TX - Brothers Produce is aiming to bring its best services possible to our industry, and it does not disappoint. Recently, the Houston-based company announced it is expanding its line of cold storage services through its Houston Cold Storage division. Effective immediately, Houston Cold Storage will be offering new last-mile solution services.
“In a world where 5G is replacing 3G, we feel we believe we are bringing a 5pl service to a 3pl sector,” Brent Erenwert, Chief Executive Officer of Houston Cold Storage and Brothers Produce, said. “The last mile wins the race. Without it, you are still holding a product with no buyers.”
As Erenwert says, “Companies die, and brands live forever.” Following this philosophy, the company saw the belief ever-more prevalent in the last 18 months. Houston Cold Storage saw the importance of the last mile and subsequently found several new opportunities opening up.
According to the release, the new line of services will focus on helping hundreds of brands across the supply chain reach their final destinations, thus executing their last mile. These advantages include inbound freight, outbound freight, the customer’s door, marketing of the product, selling the product, and even putting the products on the retail shelves. Houston Cold Storage covers all facets of the supply chain to help brands shift their focus away from worrying about storage and distribution to concentrating on growing their sales.
With multiple temperature zones, a fleet of over 120 trucks, multiple cross docks, as well as national partners, Houston Cold Storage can assist on a national level, and the company continuously takes on new affiliates across the United States to be a part of the storage network.
Some new services and features to keep an eye out for include:
- Produce bagging services
- Import container services
- Direct store delivery
- Product replenishment on retail shelves
- Inventory visibility
- E-commerce fulfillment
- Dedicated product and customer teams
- Website makeover
“We found ourselves getting into more and more items helping other brands complete their last mile. The most significant segments we saw growth and opportunity in were beverages, proteins, floral, ice cream, and several other retail-based items,” stated the company in its release. “The last mile, as we saw in 2020 and still today, is broken. We have all the tools, vision, and dedication to not only be the bridge in these times but be a long-term last-mile management solution needed for the long haul.”
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