MIAMI -- Distribution centers are reporting increases in costs when viewed as a percentage of sales, but when calculated on a per-case basis, costs have decreased slightly, according to an industry study. A study of distribution centers revealed a jump in costs from 2.38% last year to 2.49% of total sales in 1996. Cost per case, meanwhile, declined from 43 cents in 1995 to 40 cents per case this year, according to the 1996 Food Distributors International Warehouse Productivity Analysis, ...

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