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A&P, Montvale, N.J., outsourced trucking and warehouse operations.Associated Food Stores, Salt Lake City, outsourced its maintenance facility.Kroger Co., Cincinnati, and Safeway, Pleasanton, Calif., outsourced refrigerated warehousing.These are just a few examples of an emerging trend: Supermarket operators are cutting the apron strings from some logistical operations in an effort not only to save

A&P, Montvale, N.J., outsourced trucking and warehouse operations.

Associated Food Stores, Salt Lake City, outsourced its maintenance facility.

Kroger Co., Cincinnati, and Safeway, Pleasanton, Calif., outsourced refrigerated warehousing.

These are just a few examples of an emerging trend: Supermarket operators are cutting the apron strings from some logistical operations in an effort not only to save money and gain efficiency, but to free up precious time

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