QUINCY, Mass. — Ahold USA here, together with Del Monte, and ES3, received first-place honors in the 2011 Supply Chain Innovation Award competition at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' annual global conference held recently in Philadelphia. By implementing a direct-to-store (D2S) program that provides a shared, collaborative warehouse for manufacturers and retailers, the companies were able to reduce costs and carbon usage, improve speed to shelf and increase on-shelf ...

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