Linda Purpura

Linda
Purpura
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PRESCREENING BY PHONE CUTS HIRING TIME AT SHOP 'N SAVE 
ST. LOUIS -- Shop 'N Save here is reducing the amount of time it spends prescreening prospective employees by an average of at least 15 minutes per person
WINN-DIXIE SCHEDULES DEPOT EXPANSION BY AUGUST '99 
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Winn-Dixie Stores here will complete construction of 267,500 square feet of additional refrigerated warehouse and dock facilities
OHIO GROCERS ASSOCIATION HELPS MEMBERS LOWER GAS COSTS 
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio Grocers Association here signed an agreement with an energy services provider to assist its members in obtaining lower gas
COLD, COMPUTERS AND CHOICE 
SAN ANTONIO -- Secondary-loop refrigeration systems and utility deregulation are just two of the hot issues flashing intensely on retailers' radar screens
ASSOCIATED GROCERS TO TRACK FLEET WITH REAL-TIME SYSTEM 
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Associated Grocers here this month will begin installing a new transportation logistics management system that provides real-time
FOOD LION GENERATES SAVINGS ON ENERGY 
SALISBURY, N.C. -- Food Lion here plans to expand the use of store-level electricity generators next year to take advantage of electric rates one-third
EFFICIENT CONSUMER RESPONSE 
Retailers are focusing on efficient product packaging and in-store fixtures to significantly reduce stores' handling costs. Such improvements could represent
TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED CONTAINERS KEEP COSTCO'S BERRIES FRESH 
ISSAQUAH, Wash. -- Air cargo containers that maintain a consistent temperature have helped Costco Wholesale here improve the freshness of perishables
CUSTOMIZED CASH-DRAWER SAFES SET AT DOMIMICK'S 
NORTHLAKE, Ill. -- Dominick's Finer Foods here will be installing customized safes in the customer-service areas at all its supermarkets over the next
NEW HANDLE CUTS RONETCO BAGGING COSTS 
LEDGEWOOD, N.J. -- A plastic handle that makes plastic bags easier to carry is enabling RoNetco Supermarkets here, operator of six ShopRite Supermarkets,
ALBERTSON'S MAY WIDEN USE OF DAMAGE ALARM 
BOISE, Idaho -- Having cut rack and equipment damage in one distribution center by mounting a damage-control device on its stand-up reach trucks and floor
KICKING THE TIRES 
Tools that can track the costs of introducing a product throughout the supply chain, as well as those that attempt to predict each item's profit potential
KROGER OUTSOURCES FLEET-MAINTENANCE RESPONSIBILITIES 
CINCINNATI -- Kroger Co. here is outsourcing the fleet maintenance for its Central Marketing Area, which includes 141 supermarkets in Indiana, Illinois,
KROGER CO. ROLLS OUT SPILL CLEANING SYSTEM TO ALL STORES 
CINCINNATI -- The Kroger Co. here is rolling out a wall-mounted spill cleaning system to reduce the potential for slip and fall accidents at approximately
IT SPENDING STUDY RAISES WARNING SIGNALS 
WASHINGTON -- A study that was designed to answer what the grocery industry is spending on applications development, where the money is being spent and
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