Wal-Mart Delivery Proposal Could Pressure Suppliers

Wal-Mart Stores' proposal to take over vendor deliveries to its distribution centers could reduce its own costs but put pressure on its suppliers, analysts told SN last week. Wal-Mart has reportedly proposed taking over vendor deliveries utilizing its own truck fleet reducing its shipping charges and those of vendors and passing those savings on to shoppers. The plan could also enable

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores' proposal to take over vendor deliveries to its distribution centers could reduce its own costs but put pressure on its suppliers, analysts told SN last week.

Wal-Mart has reportedly proposed taking over vendor deliveries utilizing its own truck fleet — reducing its shipping charges and those of vendors and passing those savings on to shoppers. The plan could also enable Wal-Mart to have more power in negotiating fuel prices.

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