Walmart Eases Supplier Delivery Deadlines Amid Driver Shortage

Source: Bloomberg, Thursday, Apr 12, 2018

Walmart has amended its terms for certain supplier deliveries, easing pressure on manufacturers already hit by a driver shortage. The retailer will now allow deliveries of food, household goods and health & beauty products to arrive at regional distribution centres one day early. 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.