International Traders, Inc. (ITI), the premier provider of customized supply chain solutions in North America has been selected to provide strategic re-distribution solutions to Tropical Smoothie CafĂ©, LLC.
â€śOne of the goals of Tropical Smoothie CafĂ© is to have an effective and efficient supply chain to support our current distribution strategy and growth plan for 2015 and beyond. We see ITIâ€™s supply chain solution offerings as one of the key components to our successâ€ť stated Jamie Davis, Director of Supply Chain at Tropical Smoothie CafĂ©. â€śWith our partnership with ITI, we anticipate immediate supply chain efficiencies and a fruitful relationship.â€ť
“We are excited to provide Tropical Smoothie CafĂ© with supply chain solutions that will enhance their distribution and sourcing strategiesâ€ť said Todd Williams, Vice President of ITI & FAC. â€śWe consider it a privilege to be a part of their efforts to provide their customers with a healthier lifestyle.â€ť
Founded in 1997, Tropical Smoothie CafĂ© is a fast-casual restaurant concept inspiring healthy lifestyles across the country, with over 405 locations nationwide. With snack and meal options for any time of day, Tropical Smoothie CafĂ© serves smoothies, salads, tacos, wraps, sandwiches, and flatbreads. The rapidly growing franchise has received numerous accolades including being ranked on Entrepreneurâ€™s 2014 Franchise 500 and Nationâ€™s Restaurant Newsâ€™ 2013 Top 200. Tropical Smoothie CafĂ© is currently awarding franchises throughout the United States. For more information, visit www.TropicalSmoothieFranchise.com
Together, ITI & FAC are a comprehensive supply chain solutions and total logistics organization servicing the foodservice, hospitality, lodging and healthcare channels by delivering world class consulting, technology, procurement, network design, logistics and distribution solutions to its trading partners. Based in Rocky Mount, NC, ITI & FAC through redistribution serve more than 70 restaurant chains & 300 manufacturers and deliver product to over 250 foodservice distributor locations and through freight management have grown to service over 1,500 shipping and delivery locations with over 200 active national, regional and independent carriers. With a reach across the United States, an expansive carrier network and expertise in managing multi-stop dry and temperature controlled freight, ITI & FAC are well positioned to serve its customers dynamic supply chain needs. ITI & FAC are wholly owned subsidiaries of McLane Company, Inc., a wholly owned unit of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.Â For more information, please visit www.ITI-FAC.com.