While damaged products represent 45% of unsale ables recovered at reclamation centers, expired products make up another third, according to Inmar, Winston-Salem, N.C. About 1% of products expire at stores before they are sold. To limit product expiration, retailers should look at products in terms of days available before a product expires, not the percentage of time left, said Robert Rippley, executive vice president, logistics for Associated Wholesalers Inc., Robesonia, Pa., who also ...

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