MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, today announced that it is a sponsor and a preferred supplier of rental trucks for the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE (NYCWFF). The Festival, which will be held from October 15 – 18, brings together the world’s greatest chefs, winemakers, spirits producers, and personalities to educate palates and entertain attendees in high style. NYCWFF will utilize multiple Ryder vehicles, including specialized refrigeration trucks, to: store food and beverage products festival-wide; make deliveries to over 30 different venues; and transport chef supplies and products to kitchens throughout the city to make event-prep possible.
Ryder offers a full menu of transportation and logistics solutions for thousands of companies in the food and beverage industry. In fact, the Company serves the top 10 food & beverage companies in the country according to FORTUNE, with source-to-shelf solutions, including contract packing and labeling, distribution and inventory management, safety, sustainability, and dedicated transportation. With Ryder as a trusted partner, companies can access Ryder’s vast network of vehicles, maintenance facilities with expert refrigeration technicians, and temperature-controlled warehousing space, along with the latest in tracking technologies and best-in-class safety processes.
The Company’s participation in NYCWFF will also include a presence at the Grand Tasting presented by Shoprite featuring Samsung® Culinary Demonstrations presented by MasterCard on Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18. Attendees will enjoy gourmet bites featuring Ryder food and beverage customer products and will be prepared by Food Network Star finalist and “Culinary Bad Boy” Chef Chris Nirschel. The event, which will be held at Pier 94, offers attendees access to the greatest food stars in the country and tastings of the most sought-after wines and spirits alongside up-and-coming labels from Southern Wine & Spirits of New York. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to take part in exciting interactive experiences with their favorite brands and culinary products.
One hundred percent of the net proceeds of NYCWFF benefit Food Bank For New York City and the No Kid Hungry®. The Festival has raised $8.5 million to date to help fight hunger. Tickets for NYCWFF are available at nycwff.org.
Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions company. Ryder’s stock (NYSE:R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. Ryder has been named among FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and has been recognized for its industry-leading practices in third-party logistics, environmentally-friendly fleet and supply chain solutions, and world-class safety and security programs. The Company is a proud member of the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program, supporting national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts. For more information, visit www.ryder.com, and follow us on our Online Newsroom, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.
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