SAN FRANCISCO -- Del Monte Foods is reducing case sizes of most of its canned vegetable and fruit products from 24-count to 12-count to help its retail customers maximize category efficiency. "This is a spinoff of category management," said Chuck Aldredge, director of category management for Del Monte. The changeover will take a full year and represents a "multi-million dollar commitment" by the company, he said. Del Monte will downsize case sizes on all items except "major" vegetables, ...

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