Your food business is on the cusp of great things; having made an impression with your local retailers and online, you’re finally ready to begin scaling up and getting your goods into new marketplaces across Canada. The next step – choosing a distributor to help get your products onto shelves across the country – is a big one.

For many business owners, an expanding customer base and increasing logistics challenges make doing it yourself impossible. Even if you have the knowledge and experience to manage a nationwide supply chain, the sheer amount of time and labour involved can prove daunting, not to mention take away from other areas of your business. A reliable distribution partner will allow you to focus on delighting customers and growing your business while your products end up where they need to be.

Birkby Food Service has over a century of experience providing industry-leading food distribution for customers across Canada. Today, our complete logistics solutions provide our food & beverage clients with innovative solutions to their distribution challenges. Read on to learn about how Birkby’s 3PL platforms can help businesses of all sizes and scopes.

Warehousing Done Right for Food & Beverage

In many cases, food and beverage products will need to be stored before being shipped out to retailers and grocers. Warehousing and storage are some of the most important parts of the supply chain, and also some of the most costly if your partner can’t meet your needs. Inventory shrink, product recalls, and damage to your brand’s reputation are only a few of the consequences of inadequate storage and distribution. Your food distribution partner needs to be able to preserve your products’ integrity throughout the supply chain, ensuring retailers and customers receive the top-quality product they expect.

Birkby’s facilities across Western Canada are ready to meet the food and beverage industry’s demanding requirements. Our warehousing and storage facilities can maintain ambient, refrigerated, and frozen (down to -28ºC) temperatures suitable for nearly any food or beverage, ensuring consistency and regulatory compliance throughout the supply chain.

Cutting-Edge Inventory Management

As your business expands, managing your inventory will become increasingly important for driving revenue and fostering growth. Whether you’re selling to retailers or directly to consumers on an eCommerce platform, effective inventory management is critical to any business in the food and beverage industry.

Birkby utilizes cutting-edge logistics technology to keep your products organized and ready to ship. Our systems, powered by Routeique, provide real-time inventory visibility, automated shrink and damage reporting, seamless integration with eCommerce platforms, and other powerful features to accommodate businesses of all sizes and scopes. With the capability to process over 10,000 orders each week, Birkby’s complete inventory management solutions are ready to grow with your business every step of the way.

Getting It Where It Needs to Be

The Last Mile before your product reaches your customers is one of the most important aspects of any distribution system. Getting food & beverage products to market on-time and in good condition is critical, but inefficiencies in the final steps of the supply chain can prevent companies from reaching their full potential.

Birkby Food Service has built its reputation on exceptional food distribution services. Today, we’re proud to offer cutting-edge solutions to keep our clients’ supply chains efficient down to the Last Mile. Routeique-powered route optimization and real-time tracking ensure both fast deliveries and minimized costs anywhere in Western Canada. With cross-docking and other options available, our fulfillment systems are engineered to scale to your business’ unique needs, allowing your logistics to grow along with your business every step of the way.

Value-Adding Solutions For Every Step

Business growth, changing market conditions, and other unique challenges can alter a business’s distribution needs. In a highly competitive, ever-evolving food & beverage industry, every business needs partners that can adapt, innovate, and grow alongside them, all while keeping customers happy and getting your products to market

At Birkby, our data-driven mindset and lean operational principles allow us to build 3PL service offerings that meet our clients’ needs today while setting the stage for success tomorrow.

Our comprehensive 3PL services include:

  • Seamless supply chain integration for all major eCommerce platforms, powered by Routeique.
  • Data-driven performance insights for every part of the supply chain.
  • Branded packaging, labels, and marketing for unique delivery experiences.
  • Dedicated fulfillment and service support teams to keep your customers happy.
  • And much, much more!

Does your food & beverage business need additional services or support? Ask us! Our experienced team of logistics specialists is driven to help our clients find value-adding solutions to every challenge, ensuring your supply chain is always ready to drive revenue and business growth.

Looking for a Food Distributor?

Contact us today to learn more about Birkby Food Service’s comprehensive 3PL solutions.