IRWINDALE, Calif. -- Hughes Family Markets here this week plans to expand a test program involving consignment buying following a six-week trial with two direct-store-delivery vendors. Hughes began testing consignment buying at two stores in mid-October in an arrangement with Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, Oakland, Calif., and an unidentified packaged goods manufacturer, said Mike Shultz, senior vice president at the chain. The chain is now negotiating with additional DSD vendors to take part ...

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