23 Mar '12, 5pm

US Food Distribution Should Adopt a Regional Approach: Luckily, there are promising signs that the reliance on c...

US Food Distribution Should Adopt a Regional Approach: Luckily, there are promising signs that the reliance on c...

Even if the cultural shifts we’re seeing in the U.S. were ignored, the new age of high gas prices is sufficient reason to restructure towards a regional approach to food distribution. High gas prices have been a fact of life in Europe for quite some time and as a result they’ve tended locate their distribution centers closer to the delivery point to limit transporatation expenses. By contrast, the U.S. has been spoiled with decades of cheap oil which has made it easy to ship high-volume loads from a centralized facility. With gas prices expected to continue their upward trajectory, this strategy simply won’t be economically viable a few years down the road.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/03/food-distribution-ado...

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