Food Connex provides freedom of choice…

For over 25 years Food Connex has specialized in providing the food industry with innovative system and software solutions. Our industry leading food distribution software and food processing software offerings include Cloud and Premise based applications allowing food distributors and processors to choose the best fit for their business.

Customize the solution that is right for you from integrated systems and software designed to specialized needs of the food industry whether you're a farm to table co-op that must automate to continue growing, a distributor/processor using QuickBooks that needs additional power to manage food products, or a large scale processor/distributor looking for a totally integrated ERP solution.

  • Manage selling relationships with Cloud based tools for salesperson and customer order entry.
  • Protect your brand with automated traceability, instant recall reporting and lot tracking.
  • Control inventory in real-time with Recipe and Cutting production using integrated scales and washdown ready plant floor workstations to relieve ingredients or primals and receive and label finished goods with with GS1-128 compliant barcodes.
  • Improve customer service by eliminating shipping and catch weight invoicing errors using SWAMI to Scan Weigh And Measure Instantly during order fulfillment and invoicing.

During my web surfing on things pertinent to my audience, I came across this article from England on their farm to table movement. Those of us in the Philly area are well aware of this effort and its well supported by consumers. Smart distributors are finding ways to leverage this "new" market that not only presents higher margins but supports the "Green" effort that is sweeping the country. Find ways to open a segment of your business to this new effort to create more profit and serve the local farmers. Retailers like Whole Foods and Wegmans have extensive "local" programs.  Food for thought.

During my web surfing on things pertinent to my audience, I came across this article from England on their farm to table movement. Those of us in the Philly area are well aware of this effort and its well supported by consumers. Smart distributors are finding ways to leverage this "new" market that not only presents higher margins but supports the "Green" effort that is sweeping the country. Find ways to open a segment of your business to this new effort to create more profit and serve the local farmers. Retailers like Whole Foods and Wegmans have extensive "local" programs.  Food for thought.

Paul H-C

 As reported in The Telegraph

According to Richard Walters, of supply chain experts Azurance, “It is abundantly clear that consumers want more regional food. The evidence shows that buyers struggle to find producers.” He says, however, there’s some hope for the future because for little more than the cost of an internet connection, “sophisticated food trading hubs will enable buyers and sellers to locate each other and transact business on a sustainable commercial basis. This can only be good for the country and the environment”.

“Many food producers are small businesses who lack the scalability to meet the demands of the supermarkets, but for their part, the supermarkets battle with the challenge of sourcing the volume of local produce to meet a growing consumer need,” he explains. Sophisticated networks can allow producers to find outlets for their products that suit them best.

In practice, this could yet end the absurd situations such as when major supermarkets trailer food across the country simply to then ship them back again once they’ve been processed at a central depot. If cloud computing can manage that, then the environmental benefits could yet be amongst its greatest achievements. And the nation’s taste buds may be grateful too.

 This particular article snippet is referring to the locally grown movement in Britain but it could just as easily be written about the US.  Companies like the Common Market of Philadelphia are already using cloud based solutions like Food Connex Cloud to support local agriculture and to make local food affordable and accessible on the wholesale level.



Issue 594 - The Fast-changing Food Landscape

In our spring update, we talked about the ups and downs in the Food Marketplace. With summer almost behind us and we continue to see the landscape change.  For decades food appeared to be a slow changing industry, but now we are truly in a disruptive and transformational state. Time for some quick updates as fall approaches.

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