When Aftan Romanczak buys shrimp from overseas for the Steak-Out dinner delivery chain, the executive has the product shipped to its longtime beef supplier, which is capable of moving the shrimp to his 70 branches. Such “piggybacking” helps Romanczak, who is Norcross, Ga.-based Steak-Out’s director of research, development and purchasing, keep food costs down, and it helps his meat packer keep its trucks full, maximizing that company’s ability to move product across the ...
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