Community Coffee Picks Blue Ridge to Blend Inventory Levels with Customer Demand
ATLANTA, Oct. 30, 2018 – Blue Ridge Global announced today that Community Coffee, the largest family-owned and operated retail coffee brand in America, has selected supply chain planning solutions from Blue Ridge to align the distribution of its coffee inventory with expected demand from customers. Now in its 99th year, Community Coffee has distribution throughout markets in the Southeastern United States from its headquarters in Baton Rouge, La.
Blue Ridge’s cloud-based, distribution-focused forecasting and inventory planning solution balances customer needs with business realities like erratic demand from regional uniqueness, seasonality, and market fluctuations that put pressure on today’s consumer packaged goods distributors.
“Blue Ridge provides turn-key solutions that addressed all of our immediate needs at a reasonable cost and quick turnaround,” said Angela Zimmer, Demand Planning Manager at Community Coffee Company. “Overall, they were a good fit and will help ensure our customers never run out of a rich, smooth cup of Community® coffee.”
“Community Coffee’s investment in a foreseeable future is an example of how its unwavering dedication to the quality of its coffee extends to exploring new ideas and innovation within its operations and planning,” said Jim Byrnes, Chief Executive Officer, Blue Ridge. “Blue Ridge technology will help reinforce Community Coffee’s commitment to exceptional products and service, ensuring maximum freshness by getting products to customers faster.”
The Blue Ridge supply chain platform helps customers reduce costs, improve service levels, and assure product availability to customers without creating a costly inventory surplus. For more information on Blue Ridge’s supply chain expertise in foodservice industry, please visit our resource page.
Community Coffee Company
Now in its 99th year, Community Coffee Company houses the largest family-owned and operated retail coffee brand in America and is approaching its Centennial Celebration, which will mark 100 years of stories. Four generations of the Saurage family have operated the company since its inception. Founded in 1919, Community Coffee Company is an importer, roaster and distributor of the highest-quality premium coffees and teas, using only 100% Arabica coffee beans. For additional information, visit CommunityCoffee.com or find the brand on Facebook and Twitter.
About Blue Ridge
Blue Ridge supply chain solutions are the most accurate way for retailers and distributors to spot changes in customer demand before they happen. Traditional forecasting and planning solutions weren’t designed to keep up with today’s increasingly unpredictable consumer behavior. In a world where the only constant is change, Blue Ridge provides more certainty, more speed, and more assurance – so companies can see the why behind the buy and respond faster to the unexpected. That’s why major retailers and distributors rely on Blue Ridge for a more foreseeable future. For more information, go to www.blueridgeglobal.com.