ATLANTA, Dec. 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global supply chain optimization provider, Manhattan Associates (Nasdaq:MANH) has been named to Food Logistics' 9 th Annual FL100, a list of leading software and technology providers in the food and beverage industry published in the December issue. Each of the Top 10 supermarket chains in the United States are Manhattan Associates customers. Tweet this news! .@manhassocnews recognized in the 2012 @foodlogistics Top 100 www.manh.com/news/foodlogisticstop100 "Manhattan's work with grocery leaders has helped us provide continuous supply chain innovation within this highly competitive industry, where getting products with varying shelf lives to stores at the right time means everything," said Eddie Capel, president and chief operating officer, Manhattan Associates. Each year, the editors of Food Logistics recognize 100 software and technology providers that help food and beverage manufacturers, foodservice distributors, and grocery retailers attain their business goals. The FL100 is comprised of software providers as well as equipment and technology companies whose products and services play a significant role in food and beverage supply chains. Manhattan's supply chain solutions for the food and beverage industry enable food and beverage manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and retailers to respond quickly to changing demands, comply with burgeoning regulations and improve service levels. At the same time, manufacturers can enhance profits by reducing transportation costs and speeding deliveries. "With the evolution of the food supply chain, software and technology providers are playing a more critical role in addressing needs such as end-to-end visibility and collaboration, traceability, regulatory compliance, risk management, sustainability, and cost containment," said Lara Sowinski, editor-in-chief of Food Logistics. "Technology is the competitive differentiator for companies in our industry who need to stay ahead of dynamic changes in the marketplace." After receiving applications from end users and software and technology providers, the editorial staff reviewed over 165 submissions to compile this year's list. Companies who earned a spot on the FL100 list are featured in the November/December 2012 issue of Food Logistics, as well as online at www.foodlogistics.com . Receive up-to-date product, customer and partner news directly from Manhattan Associates on Twitter and Facebook. About Manhattan Associates, Inc. Manhattan Associates continues to deliver on its 22-year heritage of providing global supply chain excellence to more than 1,200 customers worldwide that consider supply chain optimization core to their strategic market leadership. The company's supply chain innovations include: Manhattan SCOPE®, a portfolio of software solutions and technology that leverages a Supply Chain Process Platform to help organizations optimize their supply chains from planning through execution; Manhattan SCALE™, a portfolio of distribution management and transportation management solutions built on Microsoft .NET technology; and Manhattan Carrier™, a suite of supply chain solutions specifically addressing the needs of the motor carrier industry. For more information, please visit www.manh.com .
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