McLane, Holiday Companies renew supply chain contract

Jan. 2, 2010
McLane, a supply chain services firm wholly owned by Berkshire Hathaway Inc, recently announced a contract renewal with Holiday Companies for supply chain services to 458 Holiday convenience stores.

McLane, a supply chain services firm wholly owned by Berkshire Hathaway Inc, recently announced a contract renewal with Holiday Companies for supply chain services to 458 Holiday convenience stores throughout 12 northern US states. The agreement is evidence of the companies’ successful seven-year relationship.

McLane’s Minnesota and Northwest facilities will continue to support distribution of a line of products for Holiday that include produce, health and beauty care, fresh fruit cups, luncheon meats, and a host of frozen products. McLane’s distribution centers use current technologies and processes to create an efficient operation.

Brent Blackey, president and chief operating officer for Holiday Stationstores, said, “By taking advantage of McLane’s merchandising solutions, we’ve been able to optimize the line of products we sell and ensure consistency throughout our network. Additionally, their buying power and the close proximity of McLane’s facilities let us experience efficiencies that other competitors in the market just can’t deliver.”

“Optimizing the flow of merchandise is key to broadening sales margins in a down economy,” said Stuart Clark, vice-president of sales and marketing at McLane. “Holiday truly delivers a convenient experience to the customer, and it has been a privilege to support them through the years. We look forward to working with them as they continue to evolve.”

McLane provides grocery and foodservice supply chain services for thousands of convenience stores, mass merchants, drug stores, and military locations, as well as thousands of chain restaurants throughout the United States. With 38 distribution centers and one of the nation’s largest private fleets, the company handles products from thousands of suppliers to more than 60,000 locations. The company also provides logistics services in Brazil and exports to 34 countries.

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