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Grocers, Restaurants to Suppliers: Hurry Up, Make More – The Wall Street Journal

Walmart, Sysco and others implement penalties for late or incomplete orders, adding pressure to food makers dealing with labor and ingredient shortages

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Friction between food retailers and their suppliers is adding costs across the food chain.
Big buyers including Walmart Inc. and Sysco Corp. are fining suppliers over infractions like late or incomplete orders. Retailers excused such penalties for months during the pandemic when surging demand led to widespread shortages.
Meanwhile, many food makers and distributors say labor shortages, supply constraints and high freight costs are making it difficult to deliver complete, timely orders for goods…

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