Over the last two years, the grocery and food delivery markets have seen drastic changes. Online grocery is here to stay; Deutsche Bank recently predicted the online grocery market will grow to $120 billion worldwide by 2025. Many producers have adjusted their strategies accordingly, with many now expecting their 3PL providers to be able to accommodate direct-to-consumer distribution strategies.

That said, savvy food and beverage businesses understand that you can’t neglect existing markets. Brick-and-mortar grocers will continue to exist for the foreseeable future, and maintaining a presence in these locations will remain important to many business strategies. As we continue to inch towards a “return to normal,” product visibility in physical locations will continue to be a vital growth driver for food producers.

So, where does all of this leave your logistics? With the marketplace becoming increasingly diverse and complex, food and beverages need to ensure their supply chain can keep up. Companies aiming for long-term growth need 3PL partners that can offer start-to-finish solutions to manage, scale, and optimize their entire supply chain, no matter how market conditions change or evolve. The right 3PL provider will be ready to provide turnkey supply chain solutions while finding innovative ways to add value as your business grows.

Over the last century, Birkby Food Service has remained a trusted name in Canadian food delivery and logistics. Today, we proudly offer turnkey 3PL services to help optimize your business’s entire supply chain. Whether it’s warehousing, inventory management, transportation, or innovation for tomorrow’s marketplace, Birkby is here to provide supply chain solutions that meet your needs today while preparing you for tomorrow’s growth. Learn more about our comprehensive 3PL services below.

Next-Generation Inventory Management

As food logistics become more complex, producers need to ensure their 3PL partners can keep up. Whether your business wants to maintain an in-store presence or shift focus to online markets, solid inventory management practices are essential to ensure that your product is ready to hit the market.

Birkby’s inventory management systems are powered by Routeique, an industry leader in cloud-based logistics. Routeique powers real-time inventory visibility, automated shrink and damage reporting, delivery tracking, seamless integration with eCommerce platforms, and a host of cutting-edge solutions for businesses of all sizes and scopes. Capable of processing over 10,000 orders every week, Birkby’s robust inventory management solutions are ready to scale with your business and power future growth.

Efficiency Down to the Last Mile

No matter the business model, every aspect of the supply chain plays a role in ensuring your business’s success. However, solid distribution practices are among the most critical parts of your logistics strategy. In both traditional and direct-to-consumer strategies, inefficient distribution and shipping can ultimately hold your business back from potential growth. In contrast, a sophisticated, robust distribution network can help companies enter new markets and grow their customer base.

Since 1918, Birkby Food Service has built its reputation on exceptional food distribution to markets across Canada. While our commitment to outstanding service remains the same, our state-of-the-art distribution solutions provide unprecedented efficiency and value down to the Last Mile. Real-time tracking and route optimization powered by Routeique ensure timely deliveries and low costs across Western Canada. Best of all, our fulfillment systems are ready to scale alongside your business growth, allowing you to focus on delighting your customers with the support of a dedicated logistics team.

Value-Adding 3PL Solutions

In today’s competitive food & beverage industry, every business needs partners that can help elevate their brand. If your business is looking for a 3PL provider to help with storage, warehousing, and distribution, you need a valued partner that can support your business’s growth in both the short and long term.

Birkby Food Service proudly offers turnkey 3PL solutions to support every part of your supply chain. Our lean operational principles and data-driven mindset allow us to meet our clients’ needs today while setting the stage for tomorrow’s success.

Our complete 3PL services include:

  • Ambient and temperature-controlled (down to -28ºC) warehousing and storage solutions strategically located across Western Canada.
  • Seamless integration with all major eCommerce platforms.
  • End-to-end inventory insights down to the Last Mile, powered by Routeique.
  • Branded packaging, labels, and marketing for one-of-a-kind delivery experiences.
  • Fulfillment and service support teams dedicated to keeping you and your customers happy from start to finish.

At Birkby, we pride ourselves on creating logistics systems that meet our clients’ needs today while preparing them for future success. Our experienced team of logistics specialists are ready to help you find solutions to every supply chain challenge, supporting your business’ growth every step of the way.

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