Hormel Foods has found a reliable trucker to carry products to its Iowa DC — retailer Hy-Vee, which was going in that direction anyway
While retailers and their suppliers still engage in tense negotiations over core product transactions — witness the recent critiques issued by Safeway's Steve Burd regarding CPG pricing — trading partners are increasingly taking a more conciliatory approach. Many new collaborative programs center on manufacturers leveraging retailers' POS data to mutual advantage. But on some occasions a retailer and a manufacturer recognize the benefits that can flow from collaborating on transportation ...
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