As rising gasoline prices prompt direct-store-delivery vendors to reconsider their distribution options, some small retailers have mixed feelings about the impact of suppliers shifting away from DSD. Some wholesalers said such vendors, primarily of cookies and snacks, have approached them about routing products through their warehouses, citing the cost of distributing to stores themselves. Inflation-adjusted gas prices hit a 20-year high this summer. "Keebler, Sunshine, Nabisco, they're ...

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