GIANT EAGLE REDUCES DSD STOCKOUTS VIA VENDOR PROGRAM

WASHINGTON -- As part of a systematic attempt to reduce out-of-stocks for direct-store-delivery products, Giant Eagle has begun partnering with manufacturers like Anheuser-Busch, as well as addressing a host of internal business practices."We encourage other DSD vendors to bring us their ideas and new technologies [for addressing out-of-stocks]," said Diane Roberts, director of merchandising systems,

WASHINGTON -- As part of a systematic attempt to reduce out-of-stocks for direct-store-delivery products, Giant Eagle has begun partnering with manufacturers like Anheuser-Busch, as well as addressing a host of internal business practices.

"We encourage other DSD vendors to bring us their ideas and new technologies [for addressing out-of-stocks]," said Diane Roberts, director of merchandising systems, Giant Eagle, Pittsburgh.

Roberts described the chain's aims last week during

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