CHICAGO -- Having documented substantial savings and benefits from electronic direct-store-delivery receiving, Giant Food, Landover, Md., is adding more suppliers and testing new initiatives such as pay on scan. The 169-store chain expects five to 10 DSD suppliers to join the 31 DSD vendors already transmitting information via direct exchange, DEX, or network exchange, NEX, this year, said Jim Peterson, director of information systems. Peterson detailed the progress Giant has made with its ...

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