Efficiencies Seen in C&S Takeover of Winn-Dixie Distribution

Springer, Jon
May 2013
Supermarket News Expert Blog;5/17/2013, p16
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The article reports that Winn-Dixie will outsource its distribution services to C&S Wholesale Grocers. The deal will cause integration of 480 Winn-Dixie's stores into 1 common allocation platform similar to their sister stores in the Bi-Lo chain. The deal will also convert all workers at Winn-Dixie distribution facilities into C&S workers, with less changes on their wages and benefits.


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