Our Taylor Farms team continues to offer our customers an unparalleled experience with centralized re-distribution centers to help establish greater efficiencies and higher inventory turnover.
Over the next year, we will be leveraging the rapid expansion of more than 150,000 square feet of refrigerated space in Laredo, Texas. This additional space gives the company the ability to store and refrigerate a more diversified product mix from a variety of industry leading growers and shippers. The model is built around high inventory turnover to capitalize on the freshness of our Taylor Farms’ products and other fruits and vegetables as well.
“Providing solutions to increase efficiencies and lowering costs for our customers is one of our top priorities. The ability to consolidate Taylor Farms’ products with fresh produce from other suppliers in a centrally located region in the middle of the U.S. creates a unique opportunity to save time and money,” said Luis Amaral, Mexico Business Manager, Taylor Farms.
Through collaboration with other best in class suppliers, we continue to develop a platform that creates substantial value for the company’s customer partners. This new consolidation program not only adds convenience and freshness but it also mitigates some of the impacts of the newly implemented electronic logging devices (ELD) law that will be 100 percent enforced on April 1, 2018.
Given the perishability of fresh produce, every second counts. The benefit of the consolidation program will reduce time and increase efficiencies by eliminating the need for trucks to conduct multiple pick-ups. Ultimately, this will maximize the utilization of the carriers legal driving hours by reducing wait times.
“Taylor Farms continues to work hard to enhance the value they bring to their partners,” said Chris Ford, Manager, Produce Purchasing at Darden Restaurants, Inc. “The development of this new consolidation model will allow for fresher product at a competitive rate, while eliminating multiple picks from various suppliers.”
We continue to focus on aligning ourselves with industry leading suppliers to provide customer partners with even more value, convenience and a strategic solution to an industry wide challenge.