In Florida, the Port of Miami is not only a vital part of the infrastructure, but a key contributor to the economy, ac­cord­ing to Kevin Lyns­key, assistant port director for business initiatives.

Imperial Trading Company was founded in 1916 by C.H. Pelias, carving out a place in the New Orleans market as a wholesale grocer for independent retail grocers. Over time, the company expanded throughout the region thanks to a focus on the convenience store segment.

If a $300 million company isn’t willing to invest $350,000 into a license-plate-based inventory tracking system, Jeff Kaiden, founder and CEO of Capacity LLC, knew the small and mid-sized businesses he and his partners were targeting with their warehouse order fulfillment services wouldn’t be either. So when he and co-founders Thom Campbell, chief strategy officer, and Arlen Fish, chief financial officer, began building the business plan for their company, they knew they needed to develop services with a twist.

When looking at a description of AV Logistics LLC, it appears to be a typical drayage company handling domestic and international cargo. But according to CEO and President Art Zimmerly, AV Logistics offers far more than trucking services.

One of the country’s largest foodservice distributors be­lieves it is successful in part through its dedication to offering service “be­yond the plate.” “To exist in today’s world, showing up to the party isn’t enough, you have to bring your ‘A’ game,” U.S. Foodservice says.

“You have to have unquestionable products and service. You have to fuse strong and enduring connections – with business partners and the communities in which they live.”

As a single-source partner to the direct-to-consumer retail industry, Fifth Gear has taken the art of service to new heights. From providing its proprietary order management technology to assuming every aspect of the order life cycle, and nearly anything in between, Fifth Gear can support its clients at any level and develop a strategy to ramp up their sales and streamline operations.

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