International Traders, Inc. Chosen by Tropical Smoothie Cafe, LLC. For Re-Distribution Services



International Traders, Inc. Chosen by Tropical Smoothie Cafe, LLC. For Re-Distribution ServicesInternational 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 Café, LLC.

“One of the goals of Tropical Smoothie Café is to have an effective and efficient supply chain to support our current distribution strategy and growth plan for 2015 and beyond. We see ITI’s supply chain solution offerings as one of the key components to our success” stated Jamie Davis, Director of Supply Chain at Tropical Smoothie Café. “With our partnership with ITI, we anticipate immediate supply chain efficiencies and a fruitful relationship.”

“We are excited to provide Tropical Smoothie CafĂ© with supply chain solutions that will enhance their distribution and sourcing strategies” said Todd Williams, Vice President of ITI & FAC. “We consider it a privilege to be a part of their efforts to provide their customers with a healthier lifestyle.”

Founded in 1997, Tropical Smoothie Café 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 Café serves smoothies, salads, tacos, wraps, sandwiches, and flatbreads. The rapidly growing franchise has received numerous accolades including being ranked on Entrepreneur’s 2014 Franchise 500 and Nation’s Restaurant News’ 2013 Top 200. Tropical Smoothie Café 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.  For more information, please visit www.ITI-FAC.com.