ORLANDO, Fla. — Del Monte Foods receives detailed retailer data, including store POS and inventory data, from "at least eight" food retailers encompassing "60% to 70% of our volume," said David W. Allen, executive vice president, operations for Del Monte, San Francisco. From other retailers, Del Monte receives "S&OP [sales and operations planning, promotion scheduling and DC projections," Allen said this week at the FMI/GMA Supply Chain Conference here. "We use the best data we have. ...

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