Supply chain

Retailers

Kroger Touts Supplier Diversity Progress, Launches Small-Business Guide

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.

Retailers

Walmart Moves to Enhance Capital Access for Diverse Suppliers

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.

The facility, which supports 45 stores, builds on the retailer's goal of having all its stores located within 250 miles of fresh distribution hubs.

To restore competition to the grocery sector, the National Grocers Association is calling on Congress and the federal government to modernize antitrust laws that are already in place—but not being enforced.

The online sessions designed for mid-senior level supply chain professionals will focus on on-shelf availability, labor challenges associated with automation and the microfulfillment landscape.

For four years, customer satisfaction with grocery stores was relatively stable. Then 2020 happened.

Transparency, trust and timeliness will be more important than ever, says iTradeNetwork CEO Rhonda Bassett-Spiers.

The Freetown Grocery distribution center is the first facility to transition from C&S, and will support self-distribution initiative and a new vendor collaboration program called ADvantage.

Retailers, shoppers and investors aren’t looking far to find a fresh hot seller.

The Consumer Brands Association and a supply-chain trade group are calling for a national Office of Supply Chain as the president is expected sign an executive order calling for review of critical supply chains.

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