BIG SUPPLIERS START IMPLEMENTING ECR

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Some major candy and tobacco suppliers are beginning to implement the grocery industry's Efficient Consumer Response initiative by working with their wholesalers on continuous replenishment programs.Others suppliers and distributors are less involved at present, however, and should begin the process of implementing ECR immediately or risk being obsolete by the year 2000 -- because

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Some major candy and tobacco suppliers are beginning to implement the grocery industry's Efficient Consumer Response initiative by working with their wholesalers on continuous replenishment programs.

Others suppliers and distributors are less involved at present, however, and should begin the process of implementing ECR immediately or risk being obsolete by the year 2000 -- because ECR is definitely in the industry's future -- said Peter Harding, vice president at Kur

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