Marco’s Pizza picks Ryder
for franchise distribution
May 12, 2010 10:26 AM
Under the multi-year contract, Ryder purchased trucks as well as refrigerated trailers and hired a team of drivers and an on-site manager to orchestrate the timely delivery of products from Maumee OH to franchise stores in the Midwest. Besides providing drivers, equipment, management, and ongoing engineering support, Ryder will support Marco’s peak shipping periods, drawing upon vehicles and other Ryder resources available locally.
Marco’s launched Marco’s Pizza Distribution in January 2010, opening its first distribution center in Maumee. The center will serve more than 100 Marco’s Pizza locations in the Midwest region, adding more stores and territories over time.
“Marco’s Pizza is growing exponentially, and we needed a qualified partner who could support the start-up of our distribution center and provide a turnkey solution to support direct-to-store delivery for franchises in the Midwest region,” said Don Vlcek, vice-president of purchasing for Marco’s Pizza. “We have confidence that Ryder’s transportation and logistics expertise will support Marco’s Pizza Distribution’s standards of excellence for operations, efficiency, and service.”
Ryder’s Dedicated Contract Carriage service is a customized suite of transportation management services that optimizes fleet operations and allows the customer to be more focused on core business issues.
Toledo OH-based Marco’s Pizza says it is the fastest-growing pizza company in the United States, based on the number of stores signed into development since 2007. Founded in 1978 by Pasquale “Pat” Giammarco, the firm is committed to making “Ah!thentic” Italian pizza with fresh ingredients. The company operates more than 200 stores in 17 states and the Bahamas. For more information, visit www.marcos.com.
Visit www.ryder.com for more information on Ryder.
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