DALLAS -- While collaboration between food distributors and their suppliers is a much talked about and sought after goal, there remain "significant barriers" to its realization, according to Mark S. Hansen, chairman and chief executive officer, Fleming Cos., based here. "All of us have unique and dedicated assets that sometimes get in the way of collaboration," such as collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment, Hansen said at the Retail Systems 2002 Conference and Exposition in ...

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