LONDON (FNS) -- U.S. distributors needed the wake-up call of the Efficient Consumer Response initiative to undertake major improvements in logistics and supply chain management, but the need for such efficiencies was old news to their European counterparts. Even today, the leading European supermarket operators are leagues ahead of U.S. companies when it comes to logistics, inventory management, category management and efficient ordering, according to top retail and wholesale executives as ...

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