The Shippers Group was happy to be back at the 66th annual Food Shippers of America Conference held at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida this week. The conference agenda was full of outstanding educational and networking opportunities. Conference attendees were eager to return to Orlando for this year’s event, especially since the 2021 conference had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
What is Black History Month?
Black History Month, also known as African American History Month, is observed every February and celebrates the contributions that African Americans have made to American History. Respect and recognition of their struggle for freedom and equality deepens our understanding of our Nation’s true history.
It’s no surprise that 2021 was a year of supply chain disruptions. From labor shortages to rising COVID-19 cases, to extreme weather events, we saw many events that contributed to growing port congestions and manufacturing delays. This resulted in a lot of out-of-stock, long lead times, and inflated prices as supply could not keep up with the rising demand.
February is American Heart Month, a month dedicated to motivating Americans to adopt healthy lifestyles to prevent heart disease. As the leading cause of death in the United States, it's important to take steps to protect your heart from heart disease. That is why The Shippers Group is taking the time to educate our associates throughout the month of February on ways to maintain their heart health.
As part of our effort to educate and raise awareness about the importance of heart health, The Shippers Group associates are wearing red today—Friday, February 4, 2022—for National Wear Red Day. Celebrated every year during the first Friday of February, National Wear Red Day increases awareness of the risks that heart disease can pose, and encourages other to know their risks and take action to protect their hearts.
Four members of The Shippers Group's Executive Committee are looking forward to joining primary shippers and receivers of food and related products on February 20-22, 2022 the 66th Annual Food Shippers of America Conference in Orlando, Florida.