Wanted to share this with you.....
I was on Mackinac island here in Michigan last week for a Sysco food show. They have this new line of seafood called "Sea-to-table where you can purchase multiple species of seafood or fish from docks on both sides of the USA and have it delivered within hours of catching right to your door. It's billed through Sysco but is delivered separately.
I thought....cool...I'll put an order together. I ordered Pacific Salmon (15#) and Sable Cod (10#) from Washington state on Monday of this week. My sales rep tells me Alaska can not confirm that the Sable cod would be available. OK with that, so I order line cod instead. Next day....low and behold my Sable cod IS in and will be delivered on Thursday. COOL!!!
Thursday comes and goes and no delivery. WTF
I call my rep and she tells me that the fish will come via FedEx or UPS on Friday.
Friday came and went with no fish on either the UPS or FedEx deliveries. (They come to the island twice a day too.)
I am just about to call the rep from Sea to table when some guy from Grand Rapids calls to apologize. "Harrison" told me that there was problems in Memphis and that's why my fish was delayed, but they wanted to make good on their first Drummond Island sale, so they are shipping the fish out this morning by small airplane which will land at out airport here on the island, where my salesgirl will pick up the fish and deliver it to me.
You know I'm going to be all over that box of fish, temping it, smelling it checking it all out.... with a very skeptical eye.
To me that fish is now 4-5 days old.......so this should be interesting. I await the plane........Ze plane ze plane.....this ain't no fantasy island........
Delivering to remote rural areas is something the Sysco people have as yet to figure out how to do better. 14 years here and they still haven't got a clue.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it... Ciao