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Strategic Sourcing: How Third Parties Can Provide Big Savings Opportunities for Retailers

Published: 05 December 2011

ID: G00226544

Analyst(s): Mickey North Rizza, Mike Griswold


Sourcing organizations identify the right suppliers and make significant contributions to gross margins and expense reductions when the process is done correctly. Partnering with the right third party can yield significant business savings and enable the sourcing process to scale quickly.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • The Great Sourcing Opportunity
  • Knowing What Good Looks Like, and When to Look for Help
  • Food Retailers Provide Ripe Candidates for Sourcing Improvements
    • Spartan Stores
    • Price Chopper

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