Retailers still clinging to their manual back-door receiving operations are hearing a wake-up call they can no longer ignore: Those with automated systems are snatching gross margin points from those who don't. Computerized direct-store-delivery systems are boosting retailers' gross profit margins by as much as 3%, with most reporting a minimum increase of 0.5%, retailers told SN. And as one retailer put it, "The extra half a percent [profit margin increase] we picked up came from ...

REGISTER TO VIEW THIS ARTICLE - Register for a Free Account

Why Register for FREE?

Registering for content on Supermarket News will give you INSTANT access to invaluable articles and media content that industry professionals rely on. You will have access to our special reports, feature articles, and industry analysis. It’s FREE, easy and quick.  What are you waiting for! In addition you will also receive a complimentary copy of SN's salary survey sent to you by email.
 

Click here to read the FAQ page if you have any questions (opens in a new window)
 

Attention Paid Print Subscribers:  While you have already been granted free access to SN we ask that you register now. We promise it will only take a few minutes! Or visit your profile and add your print magazine account number and zip code.

Already registered? here.