Wall Street Journal Article- Grocers, Restaurants to Suppliers: Hurry Up, Make More

Summarize your understanding of the article and discuss ways this article reflects concepts we are discussing and reading.

Include in your discussion:

  • In your own words, explain what channel conflict is. Then, explain how this article provides an illustration of channel conflict.
  • What are big buyers like Walmart doing with their suppliers regarding infractions like late or incomplete orders? Why?
  • What challenges are suppliers presently facing in their efforts to meet demand from buyers like Walmart?
  • Offer at least two recommendations for how the industry might reduce the channel conflict that’s presently happening between buyers and suppliers.
  • What long term changes might be necessary in the food industry to prevent future shortages in the supply chain like those that are happening now?