KANE has experience in the specialized logistics requirements of the confectionery industry, where any variance to temperature range requirements can lead to product quality and spoilage issues. With KANE, you gain an integrated confectionery warehouse and delivery solution to ensure cold chain integrity throughout your distribution cycle.
Goetze’s Candy, makers of Caramel Creams®, Cow Tales® and other confections, wanted to reduce costs and improve service for temperature-controlled deliveries from the company’s East Coast manufacturing plant to retail customers in the Midwest and Western U.S. The company was using LTL carriers and experiencing poor reliability and sub-par customer service.
KANE’s pool distribution solution provided a faster, cheaper alternative to LTL shipping, reducing costs drastically through consolidation. Goetze’s products travel with other confections in trailers that maintain a temperature between 50⁰F–60⁰F, ensuring the integrity of the cold chain.
The Topps Company is an international marketer of entertainment products, principally collectible trading cards and candy such as the Push Pop® and Bazooka® brands. Topps successfully reduced its freights costs through the use of KANE's pool distribution program, which combines the freight of multiple companies in order to ship at more economical full-truckload (TL) rates. Each month, hundreds of controlled-climate TL shipments go from Topps' DC in the Eastern U.S. through a national network of pool points, which break down bulk shipments to individual orders for local delivery.
As a result, Topps was able to:
KANE’s service to multiple candy companies enables a service we call “Candy Kane Consolidation.” Designed specifically for candy manufacturers, the load consolidation program offers KANE customers the ability to share costs for confectionery warehouse and transportation services. You gain the “power of we” – the ability to drive supply chain savings through cooperation and collaboration with like shippers. To reduce LTL costs, KANE can facilitate consolidation either at origin, for freight moving from the Northeast to other U.S. regions, or at destination, for consolidated last-mile delivery.