This is one race slow-and-steady is not winning.
Striving to gain logistical efficiencies, retailers and wholesalers are employing economies of scale -- larger order sizes, smaller inventory item counts and many full pallet shipments. However retailers tie up a good number of SKUs in slow-moving items that tend to feed the very inefficiency the operators are striving to stem.
Wholesale operators struggle to offer variety while providing efficiency. They face the challenge