ORLANDO, Fla. — Though out-of-stocks at stores have remained a seemingly intractable problem for retailers, a pair of retailers and a manufacturer at the Food Marketing Institute's Distribution/Supply Chain Conference here said trading partner collaboration may hold the key to progress. “Manufacturers have walked away from the problem — that's not the answer anymore,” said John M. Castle, global senior director, customer supply chain, Kraft Foods, Northfield, Ill. “We want to work with our ...

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