Recently we were driving on some back roads and in the distance we saw something on the road. As we got closer we saw that there were a bunch of wild turkeys about to cross the road. Was this Thanksgiving turkey?
The turkeys, hearing us coming, immediately turned around and quickly went back down the side road that they had come from. Apparently they knew that being close to humans was not a good idea, particularly at this time of year.
With this in mind, and with Thanksgiving around the corner, I got to thinking about what the Supply Chain was that brought the Thanksgiving Turkey to the dinner table.
It’s never been easier for food companies and food industry to reach their customers. Restaurant delivery has grown 20% in the last five years; while estimates differ, online food delivery sales are estimated to grow as high as $220 billion by 2023 – 40% of total restaurant sales.
Online grocery may lag behind restaurants in online delivery adoption, but it’s definitely growing. Deutsche Bank estimates that the $24 billion online grocery market will surge to 120$ billion by 2025.
One reason for this growth is the recent proliferation of delivery models and fleet types: same hour, same day and next day delivery; single fleet, multi-fleet, crowdsourced fleets and in-house fleets; deliver from store, curbside pickup, delivery from robotic warehouses, and so many others.
As a chocolatier, you spend a lot of time and effort in crafting one of the most delicious and most celebrated confectioneries of all time. So, you want your chocolate creations to be handled with utmost care as it gets delivered to its destination.
In an age where customer satisfaction is a top priority, it’s crucial for the receiver to get those sweets in perfect condition.
Delivering chocolates is an art in itself. This is especially crucial for intricately designed pieces, such as rose-shaped chocolates or holiday-themed bonbons. Chocolate delivery in Melbourne is a particularly thriving business given the city’s long and tasteful history of chocolate.
Thankfully, there are a few ways to make everything go flawlessly.
Orange juice is the most popular fruit juice in the world, and one of the most popular of all drinks globally. Depending on the country you live in you may consume on average several gallons of Orange juice annually.
When you go into a grocery store or supermarket you are likely to see a large pile of oranges. And when you walk down the aisle to where the juices are you will see a large variety of brands and types of juice … with lots of pulp, some pulp, no pulp, low acid, with calcium and vitamin D, and on and on.
While Oranges and juice are common and usually easily found it is still curious as to what the Supply Chain is. What exactly is the Orange juice Supply Chain and how does it work?