WEGMANS LOOKS TO EXPAND COLLABORATION EFFORTS

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Wegmans Food Markets, Rochester, N.Y., said it is looking to expand a successful pilot program that helped it reduce truck unloading time by 38% through collaboration with a manufacturer."We hope to ramp this up in the industry going forward," said Mike Bargmann, director of distribution for the 60-store supermarket chain, which did $2.8 billion in sales last year.The pilot, conducted

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Wegmans Food Markets, Rochester, N.Y., said it is looking to expand a successful pilot program that helped it reduce truck unloading time by 38% through collaboration with a manufacturer.

"We hope to ramp this up in the industry going forward," said Mike Bargmann, director of distribution for the 60-store supermarket chain, which did $2.8 billion in sales last year.

The pilot, conducted with Welch's, Concord, Mass., makers of juices and jellies, involved a

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