Supply chain

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CBA Raises Its Call for Supply-Chain Reforms With New Policy Platform

Federal government "must take action to end its uncoordinated and outdated approach to supply-chain policy and let some steam out of the engine," Consumer Brands Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman says.

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Producer Prices Surged Again in June

Producer price spikes, especially in meats and other in-demand categories, may be outstripping grocery retailers' ability to take price hikes.

The retailer is seeking to meet a need for speed with an automation-centric expansion of its Great Lakes Distribution Center in Delaware, Ohio.

Manufacturers and retailers have differing forecasts for dollar sales and where those sales will come from, but they do agree on the importance of digital commerce, Advantage Sales' Outlook June 2021 survey finds.

Conversions of five more facilities by the end of 2022 will expand self-managed procurement, distribution and transportation to 85% of the company, creating the East Coast's largest grocery network, officials say.

Experienced Antuit executives succeed Craig Silverman at the demand forecasting and supply chain software firm.

A new task force led by the secretaries of agriculture, transportation and commerce will look to boost resilience for U.S. supply chains, including those in agriculture and food production.

Producer prices for beef, pork and chicken as well as animal feed are up by double-digit percentages year over year, amid what the Consumer Brands Association calls a "perfect storm" of rising costs.

The retailer announced that it increased diverse supplier spend 21% in 2020 and is debuting a guide meant to help small businesses pitch to and secure partnerships with retailers.

The retailer is expanding its early payment program to allow diverse and minority-owned suppliers to select invoices for which they'd like to receive early payment.

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