1885-1995: A NASH FINCH RETROSPECTIVE

MINNEAPOLIS -- Nash Finch Co. here is disproving the maxim that you can't teach an old dog new tricks. After 110 years in operation, the distributor is reassessing its traditional ways of doing business, and it isn't hesitating to alter long-held procedures. "We see the need to change because the industry is changing," Al Flaten, president and chief executive officer, told SN. "With Efficient Consumer

MINNEAPOLIS -- Nash Finch Co. here is disproving the maxim that you can't teach an old dog new tricks. After 110 years in operation, the distributor is reassessing its traditional ways of doing business, and it isn't hesitating to alter long-held procedures. "We see the need to change because the industry is changing," Al Flaten, president and chief executive officer, told SN. "With Efficient Consumer Response initiatives, changes in the way manufacturers go to market and new attitudes among

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