Top 11 Food Logistics Companies in the World

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Top 11 Food Logistics Companies in the World

The global food logistics market reached US$ 114.4 Billion in 2023. As per the analysis by IMARC Group, the top food logistics companies are increasingly focusing on investments in R&D toward developing efficient supply chain management systems to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of food products. The major market players are adopting advanced technologies such as GPS tracking, real-time visibility of shipments, improving communication, and offering personalized services to create a seamless delivery experience for the consumers. Moreover, the key players are establishing partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic alliances with local players to expand their geographical presence. In addition to this, manufacturers are focusing on the incorporation of internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), warehouse management systems, and temperature monitoring systems to streamline their operations and reduce operation costs. Also, the growing trend of organic and plant-based food products is resulting in key players adjusting their supply chains and adapting their operations to cater to these changing demands, which is impacting the market positively. The key players are also focusing on efficient management of last-mile delivery to enhance consumer satisfaction. Some of the other factors contributing to the market include rapid digitization, the rising usage of online food ordering portals, inflating disposable income levels, rising internet penetration, and continual technological advancements in the internet of things (IoT) devices. By 2028, the market value is expected to reach US$ 211.9 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 6.9% during 2024-2032.

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List of Top Companies Operating in the Food Logistics Industry:

The global food logistics market has several major players including AmeriCold Logistics LLC, Deutsche Bahn (DB) Schenker AG, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., Schneider National, CaseStack, A.N. Deringer, Inc., Echo Global Logistics, Inc., Evans Distribution Systems, Inc., Hellmann Worldwide Logistics SE & Co. KG, Matson Logistics, and Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation. More information about these companies has been provided below.

1. AmeriCold Logistics LLC.

Establishment:

1903

Headquarters:

Georgia, United States of America

Website:

https://www.americold.com/


AmeriCold Logistics LLC, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of the leading players in the global food logistics market. AmeriCold specializes in temperature-controlled warehousing, transportation, and supply chain solutions for a wide range of perishable and frozen food products. The company serves a diverse customer base, including food manufacturers, processors, distributors, retailers, and foodservice providers and assists in the transportation of both perishable and non-perishable food products. AmeriCold has a large number of temperature-controlled facilities strategically located across North America, Europe, and Asia near major food production centers, ports, and distribution hubs, ensures efficient transportation and storage of food products while maintaining temperature integrity. Americols has expanded its global presence and service offerings through strategic acquisitions, while also investing in technology-driven solutions including industrial automation, robotics, and data analytics to streamline operational efficiencies.

2. Deutsche Bahn (DB) Schenker AG

Establishment:

1994

Headquarters:

Essen , Germany

Website:

https://www.deutschebahn.com/


Deutsche Bahn (DB) Schenker AG provides a wide range of services that cater to the needs of the food and beverage industry and is considered as a major player in the global food logistics market. The company has developed a digital platform that allows customers to track their shipments in real-time and make adjustments to their orders as needed, thereby offering enhanced visibility and control over the movement of food products. In addition to this, the company offers personalized services, such as temperature-controlled transportation systems. DB Schenker has a strong global presence enabling the company to offer a wide range of logistics services to customers across the world, with operations in over 130 countries with offices and facilities strategically located across North America, Europe, and Asia.

3. C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.

Establishment:

1905

Headquarters:

Minnesota, United States of America

Website:

https://www.chrobinson.com/


C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., founded in 1905, is a prominent player in food logistics market that provides logistics and multi-modal transportation services to customers across the globe. The company leverages advanced technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, and automation to improve its operations and provide real-time visibility into the supply chain. CH Robinson also develops customized logistics solutions for their clients. The company has a strong global presence, with more than 300 offices and over 15,000 employees across North America, Europe, Asia, and South America. Additionally, the company is focusing on extensive research and development (R&D) activities for facilitating sustainable development.

4. Schneider National

Establishment:

1976

Headquarters:

 Wisconsin, United States of America

Website:

https://www.lavamobiles.com/


Schneider National is a renowned transportation and logistics company that provides a wide range of services, including transportation, warehousing, and distribution, specifically tailored for the food industry. They prioritize a customer-centric approach by offering real-time visibility of shipments, improving communication, and delivering personalized services utilizing cutting-edge technologies like IoT, blockchain, and artificial intelligence. In addition, Schneider National places a strong emphasis on sustainability in their operations by implementing eco-friendly practices, such as using electric vehicles and reducing food waste to minimize their environmental impact.  Schneider National has a significant global reach, with operations in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. This allows the company to serve customers in multiple regions and expand its market share.

5. CaseStack

Establishment:

1999

Headquarters:

California, United States of America

Website:

https://logistics.casestack.com/  


CaseStack is an end-to-end logistics solutions provider that offers comprehensive services from transportation and warehousing to order fulfillment and distribution. They use advanced technology and data analytics, including their proprietary transportation management system, to optimize their operations and improve efficiency. This system provides real-time visibility of shipments, automated carrier selection, and optimized routing to ensure smooth logistics operations. The company has an enhanced focus on sustainable development and hence promotes using eco-friendly packaging materials and have implemented various initiatives to reduce waste and carbon emissions in their operations. CaseStack has built a strong network of partners and suppliers, and has established strategic partnerships with carriers, warehouses, and retailers across the globe. This extensive network allows them to provide seamless and efficient logistics solutions for their clients, ensuring reliable and timely transportation and distribution of goods.

6. A.N. Deringer, Inc.

Establishment:

1919

Headquarters:

Vermont, United States of America

Website:

https://www.anderinger.com/  


A.N. Deringer, Inc. is a well-established logistics company that provides a range of supply chain solutions, including food logistics services. The company has a strong presence in the global food logistics market, providing a wide range of logistics solutions such as transportation, warehousing, and distribution of perishable and non-perishable food products. A.N. Deringer also offers value-added services such as labeling, repackaging, and quality control. The company has established partnerships with leading carriers and logistics providers worldwide, with a network of partners and agents in over 130 countries.

7. Echo Global Logistics, Inc.

Establishment:

2005

Headquarters:

 Illinois, United States of America

Website:

https://www.echo.com/


The Echo Global Logistics, Inc. Company provides end-to-end transport and logistics services for a variety of food products, such as fresh produce, dairy products, frozen foods, canned goods, and packaged products. Providing third-party logistics (3PL) services to shippers and carriers, the company's offerings include truckload, less-than-truckload (LTL), intermodal, expedited, and international shipping options. Among other services, the company coordinates with carriers, manages temperature-controlled transportation, optimizes routing, schedules, and provides tracking and visibility in real-time. Echo Global Logistics, Inc. has a significant global presence with operations spanning across North America, Europe, and Asia.

8. Evans Distribution Systems, Inc.

Establishment:

1929

Headquarters:

Michigan, United States of America

Website:

https://www.evansdist.com/  


Evans Distribution Systems, Inc. is a key player in global food logistics, providing transportation, warehousing, and value-added services. The company is known for precise handling, regulatory compliance, and reliable solutions. Serving food manufacturers, processors, distributors, and retailers, the company operates facilities in North America and has a network of strategically located facilities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, which allows it to provide seamless logistics solutions throughout the region. Its efficient and cost-effective solutions optimize supply chains and improve operational efficiency. Additionally, the company has established strategic partnerships and alliances with logistics providers in other parts of the world, enabling it to extend its reach and provide global logistics solutions to its customers.

9. Hellmann Worldwide Logistics SE & Co. KG

Establishment:

1871

Headquarters:

Osnabrück, Germany

Website:

https://www.hellmann.com/


As a global provider of logistics services, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics provides transportation, warehousing, customs clearance, freight forwarding, supply chain management, as well as value-added services. Using state-of-the-art technology, the company aims to provide efficient and reliable solutions to its customers by optimizing its logistics processes. The company serves a diverse client base, including food manufacturers, retailers, and distributors, as well as businesses in numerous other industries. With over 260 offices in more than 162 countries around the world, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics operates in all major regions around the world, including Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Africa.

10. Matson Logistics

Establishment:

1981

Headquarters:

Hawaii, United States of America

Website:

https://www.matson.com/


Matson Logistics, is a prominent player in the global food logistics market that specializes in providing supply chain solutions for perishable and non-perishable food products, including transportation, warehousing, distribution, and other value-added services. The company is a subsidiary of Matson, Inc., which provides maritime transportation and logistics services in the Pacific region.  In addition to domestic and international transportation, temperature-controlled warehousing, consolidation, distribution, and customs brokerage, the company offers a wide range of services. Matson Logistics has a prominent global presence with a network of offices and facilities strategically located across key markets with operations in Asia, including China and Japan, as well as in Oceania, including Australia and New Zealand.

11. Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation

Establishment:

2002

Headquarters:

Connecticut, United States of America

Website:

https://www.odysseylogistics.com/


Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation, commonly referred to as Odyssey, is a global logistics solutions provider specializing in food product transportation and distribution. Odyssey offers a wide range of logistics services for the food industry, including intermodal services, warehousing, transportation management, bulk transportation, and supply chain consulting. As a technology-driven logistics company, the company provides end-to-end visibility and control over food products' movement across the supply chain through advanced analytics, data management, and supply chain optimization tools. Odyssey has a strong business presence globally, with a wide network of operations spanning across North America, Europe, and Asia. With partnerships and alliances with local logistics providers around the world, Odyssey provides seamless logistics solutions to clients around the world by leveraging local expertise and resources.

About Author:

Aditi Kumar

Senior Content Writer at IMARC Services Private Limited

Aditi is a content writer and editor at IMARC Services Private Limited with over two years of experience in market research, covering diverse sectors from information technology to healthcare, automotive, oil and gas, food and beverage, and electronics. She actively works on numerous predictive and exploratory research projects and has hands-on experience analyzing and writing about macro and micro markets. Besides writing, Aditi loves baking and reading novels.

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