DALLAS -- Giant Food is not backing down on the issues of forward buying and diverting. The Landover, Md., chain wants to work with manufacturers to streamline buying and distribution practices and eliminate waste. But if the price tag for embracing programs such as continuous replenishment is abandoning forward buying and diverting without receiving clear and equitable benefits in return, then the road to Efficient Consumer Response is going to be long and bumpy, if not impossible to ...

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