Logistics startup ShipBob raised $17.5 million to help it open e-commerce distribution centers in more cities. (WSJ)
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California distributor JD Food opens its new facility
SOMMA Foods has appointed MICHELLE REITZIN-BASS director of sales for the western United States. She will be responsible for establishing SOMMA’s presence as a provider of clean label chicken, beef and dairy products for foodservice in the region. Reitzin-Bass has more than 30 years of experience in foodservice sales and marketing. She previously served as director of sales and marketing at Buena Vista Foods and also played a key role in the growth and sales success of Integrated Food Service and Don Lee Farms.
SpartanNash has named TOM LEE (pictured) senior vice-president, supply chain. He will oversee the food distributor’s supply chain, logistics, transportation and inventory management departments, and will report to DAVE STAPLES, president and chief operating officer. From 2015 to 2017, Lee served as vice-president, merchandising operations, US e-commerce for Walmart. Before that, he served as vice-president, supply chain innovations, global e-commerce for Walmart. He has also held supply chain leadership positions for Henry Schein and Office Depot and has been a senior-level consultant for both Ernst & Young and KPMG.
Navistar International Corporation announced that PHIL CHRISTMAN has been promoted to president, operations, effective immediately. His responsibilities will include procurement, product development, manufacturing and supply chain, and he will report to PERSIO LISBOA, Navistar’s chief operating officer. Christman has been with Navistar for nearly 30 years. He has held leadership roles in engineering, led Navistar’s severe service and global businesses, ran procurement and supply chain functions, and most recently served as senior vice-president, Joint Strategic Operations & Planning.
Pittsburgh residents and officials are increasingly clashing with Uber Technologies Inc. over its driverless car testing in the city. (New York Times)
U.S. authorities have asked Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to pay $300 million to settle a five-year investigation into foreign bribery. (WSJ)
Descartes Systems Group Inc. said it was acquiring e-commerce fulfuillment startup ShipRush. (DC Velocity)