Diamond Foods Selects Transplace SaaS Transportation Management System for Supply Chain Needs

  Diamond Foods Selects Transplace SaaS Transportation Management System for
  Supply Chain Needs

Leading Packaged Snack Food Company to Utilize Technology Company’s On-Demand
       TMS for Improved Supply Chain Visibility, Operational Efficiency

Business Wire

DALLAS -- April 16, 2013

Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and
logistics technology, today announced Diamond Foods, Inc. (Nasdaq: DMND) has
selected the company’s proprietary software-as-a-service (SaaS) transportation
management system (TMS) to improve operational efficiencies and supply chain
visibility. Diamond Foods will have access to Transplace’s web-based
technology and business intelligence (BI) analytics, which will help the
company optimize its transportation network, view shipments in real-time,
reduce transportation costs and support long-term business goals.

Diamond Foods Vice President Supply Chain & Logistics Jeff Stites said, “With
the Transplace SaaS solution, Diamond Foods now has optimal technology to
support real-time visibility, planning, procurement and execution management
across our portfolio of brands. Its TMS also allows for us to collaborate with
Transplace’s customer network and take advantage of cross customer co-loading

Transplace’s proprietary SaaS TMS gives Diamond Foods the ability to
effectively manage all inbound and outbound transportation from domestic
vendors to its distribution centers and cross-docks, and to all customer
locations. Using real-time reports, Diamond Foods will be able to make better
informed decisions in order to run its business both competitively and

“Transplace provides the advanced technology and support that allows Diamond
Foods to automate our processes and optimize our transportation management
operations,” said Gabe Sandoval, director of logistics, Diamond Foods. “After
a rigorous selection process, we selected Transplace based on its leadership
in the market, knowledgeable and experienced team, and comprehensive reporting
capabilities and suite of services, which will help our company grow and gain
market share.”

George Abernathy, president, Transplace said: “We are excited about the
opportunity to partner with Diamond Foods and help find new supply chain
efficiencies for the company and its trading partners using our SaaS TMS.”

About Diamond Foods

Diamond Foods is an innovative packaged food company focused on building and
energizing brands including Kettle Brand® Chips, Emerald® snack nuts, Pop
Secret® popcorn, and Diamond of California® nuts. Diamond’s products are
distributed in a wide range of stores where snacks and culinary nuts are sold.
For more information visit our corporate web site: www.diamondfoods.com

About Transplace

Transplace is a non-asset, North America-based third party logistics (3PL)
provider offering manufacturers, retailers, chemical and consumer packaged
goods companies the optimal blend of logistics technology and transportation
management services. From complete logistics management outsourcing to SaaS
transportation management system (TMS) and supply chain network planning and
design to high-quality brokerage services, Transplace has proven the ability
to deliver both rapid return on investment and consistent value to customers.
The company is recognized among the elite global 3PLs by a customer base that
includes many of the largest shippers in the world. To learn more about how
Transplace, please visit www.transplace.com.

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