Transporting perishables quickly through the supply chain to maintain product quality at the shelf and cut costs in the pipeline may be the single most important issue facing retailers and wholesalers today. As supermarkets delve deeper into the fresh-foods arena in a bid to capture a greater portion of the burgeoning -- and profitable -- perishables market, the issue of how best to distribute deli, bakery, meat, seafood, produce and other key product categories is moving to the forefront of ...

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