Company Selected for Service Excellence and Proven Expertise in the Food Industry
DALLAS — Dec. 8, 2010 —
Specifically, Greatwide will deliver fresh baked goods, breads and snacks from Hostess’ bakery in Orlando to eight Hostess distribution centers in key locations in south Florida, including Miami.
“Everyone at Greatwide is excited by the opportunity to provide dedicated contract carriage services to Hostess Brands. Most of us grew up with Hostess brands and know the power of their brand and products,” said John Simone, president and chief operating officer, Greatwide Logistics Services. “It will be our job to meet the special demands their customers require when it comes to delivering fresh food products. Greatwide is uniquely positioned to meet the demands of Hostess.”
Greatwide was awarded the contract based on proven experience with extremely time-sensitive delivery requirements of customers in the food industry. Other reasons cited were track and trace capabilities, flexibility and commitment to sustainable operations.
Hostess made the switch to Greatwide in an effort to streamline its South Florida distribution operations, improve efficiencies and generate additional cost savings in the region.
Greatwide Logistics Services, a national provider of third-party logistics services, has been selected by Hostess Brands, Inc. to provide dedicated service for the company’s Southern Florida bakeries. Hostess is one of the largest wholesale bakers and distributors of fresh delivered bread and snack cakes in the United States, including Twinkies, HoHos and WonderBread. About Greatwide Logistics Services
Greatwide Logistics Services is a privately held third-party logistics provider serving the United States and Canada. Greatwide offers an integrated service platform to customers including managed transportation services, dedicated, full-service brokerage, warehouse-based logistics and irregular route truckload. Greatwide is the largest provider of dedicated refrigerated transportation in the United States. The company ranks 11th among
Transport Topics’ Top 50 Logistics Providers, is a Food Logistics Top 70 3PL Provider and an Inbound Logistics Top 100 Motor Carrier. For more information, visit www.greatwide.com or follow the company on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Greatwide. About Hostess Brands, Inc.
Hostess Brands, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest providers of fresh-baked bread and sweet goods, sold under various brand names including Wonder®, Merita®, Home Pride®, Nature’s Pride®, Hostess®, Drake’s®, and Dolly Madison®. The Company is headquartered in Irving, Texas.