HOUSTON - In an effort to put midsized wholesalers and retailers on an equal footing with Wal-Mart Stores, Target, Safeway and Kroger when it comes to imports from China and elsewhere in the Far East, M-C McLane International has gone into the importing business. Its first customer, Nash Finch Co., Minneapolis, told SN it is satisfied with the quality and price savings on its initial purchases - Christmas trees and porcelain dolls late last year, private-label tuna fish earlier this year - ...

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