BROKERS SEEN FINDING NEW NICHES

NEW ORLEANS -- As manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer decision-making moves closer to the store level, food brokers will continue as a vital link in the distribution pipeline.That optimistic forecast came from industry speakers last week at the National Food Brokers Association's Convention and Marketplace Expo here, who said brokers are recasting themselves as broad-based consultants with expertise

NEW ORLEANS -- As manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer decision-making moves closer to the store level, food brokers will continue as a vital link in the distribution pipeline.

That optimistic forecast came from industry speakers last week at the National Food Brokers Association's Convention and Marketplace Expo here, who said brokers are recasting themselves as broad-based consultants with expertise in numerous areas. These include product development, manufacturing, logistics, tec

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