Ryder delivers with food-grade e-commerce
May 22, 2020
System has added food-grade capabilities to
its e-commerce fulfillment network,
including a new facility near Philadelphia,
as well as added food grade capabilities to
two additional facilities within the network
to meet evolving consumer buying trends.
Ryder’s new e-commerce fulfillment center near Philadelphia is a 340,000-square-foot food-grade facility, and it is scheduled to begin the integration of automation technology this summer. The automation will allow Ryder to scale the operation to fulfill more than 70,000 packages a day with future expansion of more than 136,000 packages in a three-shift operation. Ryder has also obtained FDA-certification for two other food-grade e-commerce fulfillment facilities near Los Angeles and Dallas, both of which originally opened in early 2019. The additions of these certifications within the network have benefited customers like Rise Gardens and Crew Bottle.
With food safety paramount to Crew Bottle Co., the company chose Ryder’s FDA-certified e-commerce fulfillment facility near Los Angeles, where a Ryder employee inspects inventory inside protective wrapping.
“With more people wanting easy access to
safe, fresh food, the sales of our smart
indoor hydroponic gardens have grown by 750%
since January; and, even with that kind of
expansion, Ryder was able to help us scale
to meet demand and keep our customers
happy,” says Diego Blondet, head of product
and strategy for Rise Gardens. “We also have
a partner that makes food safety a top
priority. Ryder’s food-grade facilities
ensure that our customers not only get their
products as quickly as possible, but