WASHINGTON -- As part of a systematic attempt to reduce out-of-stocks for direct-store-delivery products, Giant Eagle has begun partnering with manufacturers like Anheuser-Busch, as well as addressing a host of internal business practices. "We encourage other DSD vendors to bring us their ideas and new technologies [for addressing out-of-stocks]," said Diane Roberts, director of merchandising systems, Giant Eagle, Pittsburgh. Roberts described the chain's aims last week during a session at ...

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