INTO THE PALLET POOL

Supermarkets are no longer tolerating smashed fruits and vegetables and melted ice cream. In an effort to crack down on damaged goods, they are increasingly using third-party pallet pool leasing.Despite the drawbacks of an initially higher up-front investment, from Stop & Shop, Quincy, Mass., to Raley's Supermarkets, West Sacramento, Calif., supermarket chains are turning to pallet leasing as the

Supermarkets are no longer tolerating smashed fruits and vegetables and melted ice cream. In an effort to crack down on damaged goods, they are increasingly using third-party pallet pool leasing.

Despite the drawbacks of an initially higher up-front investment, from Stop & Shop, Quincy, Mass., to Raley's Supermarkets, West Sacramento, Calif., supermarket chains are turning to pallet leasing as the preferred way to control product movement through the supply chain.

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