Fleming is not the only grocery operation experimenting with the multitiered distribution model. slow movers into regional centers while ramping up flow-through operations on high-velocity items, said Richard Kochersperger, president of the Food Marketing Group, Wallingford, Pa. Some self-distributing retailers, like Ahold, Chantilly, Va., are also moving along these lines, he added. While theoretically sound, the challenge is in the execution, Kochersperger said. The problem lies in the ...

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