ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. -- A pair of economic-impact studies performed on behalf of the Corrugated Packaging Council found that a mixed environment of returnable plastic and corrugated cardboard containers increased a retailer's cost-to-sell in the produce department. Using Activity-Based Costing comparisions, the polls also determined that all product moves through the distribution system more efficiently when pallets are uniform. Similarly, both boxes generated similar levels of product ...

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