Let's face it: Many changes have been wrought in the food-distribution industry on account of many factors, but chief among them is the spate of consolidations that has permeated all sectors of the industry. Much has been written on these pages about how retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers have merged, but when it comes right down to it, it's sales agencies -- we used to call them food brokers -- that are most affected by mer-gers and attrition. After all, there are now just three ...
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