COMMERCE, Calif. - More than 100 suppliers have participated in an online speed-to-shelf program developed by Unified Western Grocers here to expedite delivery of new items to its independent retailers by up to 45 days. The year-old program is being tested by a handful of Unified's 524 retail members, Greg Vick, Unified's director, distribution systems and Web development, said during a recent e-seminar presented by SN. The program is supported through Unified's Memberlink portal, which 40% ...

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