Warehouse & Logistics

Retailers

Supply, Retail Challenges Trigger SpartanNash Profit Warning

Although sales growth remains on plan, a cut-fruit recall, foodservice losses and struggling retail stores dim outlook for distributor.

CPG

Nestle Dropping Frozen DSD

The change, which will result in the closure of eight company-owned frozen distribution centers and about 4,000 layoffs, continues cost-cutting trend among big brands while meeting new demands of retailers, say company executives.

As rivals combine to create a hybrid wholesaler, C&S must continue to innovate, Chief Commercial Officer Joe Cavaliere says in an exclusive WGB interview.

The online retailer said it would invest $800M in cutting delivery times by a day; Whole Foods sales up slightly in Q1, but online orders boost volume.

Ocado Zoom will have a smaller assortment but faster delivery, and it could become a potential option for partners such as Kroger.

Member-owned wholesaler serves 270 independent retailers; CEO to stay with company

Fleet management presents unique challengers to grocers, but software coupled with onboard hardware can help.

Deal combines the largest conventional and natural wholesalers; United Natural Foods' Sean Griffin to oversee Supervalu.

The new state-of-the-art Bronx facility will expand selection and enable further expansion of the pioneering e-grocer.

The distributor's annual event invites independents to shop deals, experience "education, inspiration and innovation."

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