How Holiday Shipping Delays Impacted Perishable Food Businesses
December 29, 2013
What happens when your perishables, well, perish? When companies like restaurants, butchers or caterers opt for fast shipping in Toronto, they clearly need their food delivered while it’s still fresh. But what happens when there are shipping delays?
A number of companies in the perishable food business found out over the holidays. Shipping delays aged their product and rendered some of it unusable.
Small business owner Mark Murrell specializes in shipping Maine lobster and seafood to destinations throughout the United States. He was among the ranks of disappointed and angry business owners who lost valuable inventory to shipping delays.
“I know firsthand how unforeseen issues can raise heck with a business operation such as what’s going on with UPS and FedEx,” said Murrell.
“They’re in a predicament and so am I with customers upset that they didn’t receive their Christmas meals or gifts.”
Murrell added that he won’t know the actual loss to his company until well after the dust settles.
“Aside from destroyed packages, I have no idea how many of my customers will walk away permanently due to disappointment they have,” he added.
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