It's the equivalent, some old-schoolers might say, of trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. Nevertheless, the supermarket industry continues to make headway in remaking the historically fragmented produce procurement function into the comparatively sleek and orderly image of grocery buying. Judging by the degree to which many of the leading supermarket chains have retooled their produce buying departments, instituted new types of relationships with suppliers, and increasingly done ...
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