Retailer relationships with vendors seemed to be moving into new territory as reports surfaced last week that Albertson's, Kmart and Fleming are seeking special terms and discounts from various suppliers. Sources told SN the Albertson's division in Seattle is asking vendors to fund two additional employees per store to do cut-ins of new items and resets and, when those jobs are done, to be assigned other tasks by the store manager. Albertson's, Boise, Idaho, could not be reached for ...

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