CHICAGO -- Giant Food is drilling down to the item level using in-depth activity-based costing and category management practices as part of a sweeping efficient assortment program that will involve all products in its stores. The chain expects to complete an efficient assortment analysis and resetting of all major "destination categories" by the end of the year and have a strategic plan in place for every other category by the end of 1997, said John Clutts, director of Efficient Consumer ...

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