THIS WEEK IN SUPERMARKET HISTORY

Some 40 years before the industry's Efficient Consumer Response initiative, the food industry was struggling with dynamics that tended to push distributor costs and retail prices up. These included higher labor and transportation costs and increased convenience services "designed to save the housewife's time," according to an SN article. reduction of waste through better handling, including improved

Some 40 years before the industry's Efficient Consumer Response initiative, the food industry was struggling with dynamics that tended to push distributor costs and retail prices up. These included higher labor and transportation costs and increased convenience services "designed to save the housewife's time," according to an SN article.

reduction of waste through better handling, including improved utilization of shipping, refrigeration and warehouse facilities and pre-packaging peri

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