A lack of truck drivers is making it difficult for some suppliers to meet Walmart windows. In response, Walmart is relaxing standards for shipments of some types of products:
“The world’s largest retailer will now let shipments of food, household goods and health and beauty products arrive at regional distribution centers one day early, according to a memo from Chief Merchandising Officer Steve Bratspies obtained by Bloomberg News. Under rules instituted just last year, deliveries that came the day before they were due had been subject to fines, as they could create overstocks.”
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