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Millard Refrigerated Services carries for Gourmet Garden

Manteca, CA, US: Millard Refrigerated Services, a refrigerated warehousing and distribution services company, is distributing Gourmet Garden branded products.

Gourmet Garden supplies packaged herbs and spices. Under the contract Gourmet Garden transports its branded products to the Millard facility in Manteca, CA which ships them to supermarkets, foodservice distributors and other food processing customers in the Western, Midwest and Southwestern United States as well as Canada.

Millard Refrigerated Services is providing Gourmet Garden with logistics services to manage the company’s outbound freight. The manufacturer is also using the Millard facility to date code product coming in from the manufacturing plant in Australia and as a consolidation point for shipments to production locations and customers across the country.

“The partnership with Millard Refrigerated Services gives us exactly what we need and more. The increased number of operational hours at the DC facilitates easier shipping and receiving. Millard runs state-of-the-art warehouses that meet all HAACP requirements and gives us access to a comprehensive 3PL network. The relationship also opens up a lot of other avenues for improvement,” said Wes Prichard, North American operation manager, Gourmet Garden.

Gourmet Garden moved to Millard Refrigerated Services to partner with a facility and company that can accommodate its expected growth. “Gourmet Garden works hard to ensure its product arrives at the customer destination in the most effective manner possible and without any spoilage or damage. Millard Refrigerated Services is honored to assist in that process and committed to continually improving the operation for the benefit of the entire produce supply chain,” said Tim Smith, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Millard Refrigerated Services.

Millard Refrigerated Services was founded in 1963, in Omaha, NE. The company is family owned and operated. Millard serves North America using 36 regional depots, and is the second-largest refrigerated warehouse and distribution company in the United States. In addition to cold storage warehousing and transport, Millard provides high pressure pasteurization, logistics support and import/export assistance.