Wholesalers Suggest More Shelf Control

LAS VEGAS — IGA retailers should be willing to give up some control of shelf space and allow their licensed distribution companies to decide which new items to bring in and which ones to discontinue, wholesale executives said during the IGA Global Rally here.

“Everyone wants the latest, greatest new items because they bring excitement to your store,” Sam Mayberry, vice president of private brands for Minneapolis-based Supervalu, noted. “T

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