I met Charly Bauer of Jeni’s Splendid Icrecreams last Thursday at a Plex event where he had samples of their amazing artisanal flavors. We worked out a barter deal. On Sunday, he asked me the flavors I would like. I told him it would be fantastic if the kids who are coming home for Thanksgiving could taste the Salty Caramel sandwich I had raved about.
Today, they arrived - the sandwiches and other samples Charly generously sent. I am marveling at the packaging – with dry ice, it is colder (-109.3 F) during transit than it is is in your freezer!
Impressive Jeni’s along with Fedex make such home delivery routine even in a short, busy holiday week. Fedex picked it up at 5 pm yesterday in Columbus, OH and delivered less than 24 hours later, 1,000 miles away.
Now think about all the fresh produce that is being shipped in bulk day after day. Global Trade magazine ranks its best third party logistics providers and includes a category for Best Temperature Controlled providers like C.H. Robinson (truck in photo) in this issue.
Don’t you love logistics which make the complex look so routine?
BTW, on the barter with Jeni's, all I can say is I got the better end of the deal :)