BLOCK REQUESTS VENDORS TO HELP ECR

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. -- Food wholesalers need more help from manufacturers in clearing hurdles caused by Efficient Consumer Response and re-engineering, said John Block, president of the National-American Wholesale Grocers' Association.Speaking at the association's Midyear Executive Conference here, Block stressed that wholesalers are financially hurt by switches to continuous replenishment

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. -- Food wholesalers need more help from manufacturers in clearing hurdles caused by Efficient Consumer Response and re-engineering, said John Block, president of the National-American Wholesale Grocers' Association.

Speaking at the association's Midyear Executive Conference here, Block stressed that wholesalers are financially hurt by switches to continuous replenishment and the remaking of business services and fee schedules for retailers. Block said tha

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