Supply chain

Retailers

Schnucks Seeks to Expand Supplier Diversity

The St. Louis-based grocer says it wants its supplier base to be "reflective of the diverse communities" Schnucks serves.

Industry Partners

FMI Makes Board Appointments, Joins Climate Change Alliance

The association adds five members to its board of directors, including the CEOs of C&S Wholesale Grocers and SpartanNash. Meanwhile, it joins the Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance to help create a "safe, affordable and sustainable food supply."

While retailers and suppliers believe collaboration between them is improving, they give a mediocre assessment to elements of their partnership and reveal lots of room to improve shopper-centicity, the author says.

The post-COVID environment won't look like the pre-COVID world, the author says, so retailers better look hard at predictive demand.

Evergreens Farms, a startup that grows produce indoors, was selected as the most viable technology in Retail Business Services' supply chain innovation mentoring program.

The partnership provides the retailer’s members with an alternate source for natural, organic, specialty and fresh products.

The retailer will hold its first Supplier Diversity Summit for underrepresented business owners.

Arreaga, most recently supply chain SVP for Mondelez, will lead logistics, inventory and replenishment as Clark retires after a 35-year career with the Cincinnati-based grocer.

The Lempert Report: One pilot program is striving to eradicate food, health and economic disparities by embedding hyperlocal food production in everyday community spaces.

The Lempert Report: The new tool displays a complete picture of more than 230 countries' food systems and identifies what is and isn't working across the supply chain.

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