Food Logistics — 2015, 2016, 2017
Recognizing BRT for enhancing sustainability within the food
and beverage industry
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Meredith Gremel, Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Communications, 616-878-2830
BRT named to Food Logistics’ Top Green Providers list for 2017
INDIANAPOLIS – SpartanNash, the nation’s fifth largest food distributor, announced its managed freight business, BRT, has been named a 2017 Top Green Provider by Food Logistics. Food Logistics is a publication dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply chain.
Located in Indianapolis, BRT offers dry and refrigerated freight services, full truckload (FTL) and less than truck load (LTL) services, warehousing and load consolidation across industries. It specializes in produce, food and beverage transportation and brings that “just-in-time” perishable goods mindset to each and every shipment. The company is part of SpartanNash’s food distribution business segment.
“We are honored to be named among the country’s top green providers, because it reaffirms our commitment to environmental sustainability,” said David Frizzell, President, BRT and Senior Vice President, SpartanNash. “At BRT, we deliver high-service logistics in an efficient and sustainable way.”
Food Logistics’ annual Top Green Providers recognizes companies whose products, services, or exemplary leadership is enhancing sustainability within the food and beverage industry. Each year, the criteria for earning a spot on the list become more stringent for applicants.
This is the second consecutive year BRT has been named to the Top Green Providers list.
BRT was selected as a Top Green Provider for its participation in EPA’s SmartWay Carbon Disclosure Project; its LEED-certified facility, which uses solar panels, rainwater recapture, LED lighting retrofit and other sustainability measures; and going beyond industry standards for environmental stewardship.
BRT was also recognized by Food Logistics for its future sustainability goals and including its sustainability efforts and results on its website.
“The future viability of the world’s food supply chain is dependent upon our ability to integrate sustainability from farm to fork,” says Lara L. Sowinski, editorial director. “Transportation and logistics comprise a significant part of that supply chain, and we commend those companies in our industry that embrace their role as environmental stewards, while raising the sustainability bar for their peers.”
SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) is a Fortune 400 company whose core businesses include distributing grocery products to independent grocery retailers, national accounts, its corporate-owned retail stores and U.S. military commissaries. SpartanNash serves customer locations in 47 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bahrain and Egypt. SpartanNash currently operates 151 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare Supermarkets, Family Fresh Market, D&W Fresh Market and SunMart. Through its MDV military division, SpartanNash is the leading distributor of grocery products to U.S. military commissaries.
About Food Logistics
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