Target considers partnerships to improve supplies of groceries
Target Corp. is seriously considering partnerships with outside companies to help shore up a creaky fresh-food supply chain that has led to chronic shortages on store shelves.
“There is an opportunity to use some partners who may be able to do things a little bit better,” John Mulligan, the company’s chief operating officer, said in an interview.
Minneapolis-based Target’s supply chain evolved over time as it expanded its offerings, including more fresh food, he said, leading to a patchwork system. “I said to my team, ‘This looks like Frankenstein. We have made this thing out of a bunch of parts.’ ”