DALLAS -- The need for wholesalers and independents to operate as a blended virtual chain -- and for retail-owned wholesalers to own retailers themselves -- was underscored during a panel session at last week's Food Distributors International Business Conference and Partners Program here. The necessity to look at distribution and retailing as a unified system was broached during a session that updated FDI's "Strategies 2005: Vision for the Wholesale-Supplied System." The report was ...

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