SALISBURY, N.C. -- Food Lion here is one of two major chains participating in Rapid Response, a program designed to reduce distribution costs for frozen food by allowing retailers to place orders simultaneously with a manufacturer and a third-party distribution center. The program was developed by United Refrigerated Services, a warehouser based in Atlanta. Andy Schuyler, vice president of sales for United, confirmed Food Lion's participation in Rapid Response, but declined to name the ...

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