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Del Monte and Pacer Ink Global Logistics Pact

CONCORD, Calif. -- San Francisco-based Del Monte Foods has tapped Pacer International, Inc., a logistics and freight transportation provider here, to provide comprehensive logistics services for the producer, distributor, and marketer of branded and private label food and pet products.

"The new multiyear agreement is aimed at improving the reliability of Del Monte's deliveries to our customers, while reducing long-term distribution costs," said Sourabh Roy, v.p. of transportation and logistics for Del Monte Foods, in a statement.

The Supply Chain Services division of Pacer Global Logistics, based in Dublin, Ohio, will help manage deliveries of Del Monte products from more than 30 plants and distribution facilities to more than 2,800 customer distribution centers and retail outlets annually.

Pacer will provide a wide range of third-party logistics services for Del Monte, basically handling the movement of all food and pet products, including refrigerated and frozen products, between production or packing plants; Del Monte and customer distribution centers; and, in many cases, to the ultimate point of sale. The agreement includes imported as well as domestic products.
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