ATLANTA -- Ahold USA here is jointly sponsoring a study with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Washington, to determine the impact of the retailer's use of cross-docking on local economies. The study, which could begin as early as next month, is part of an agreement reached with the union earlier this year, after the Teamsters charged that a new distribution center being built for Tops Markets, Buffalo, N.Y., would result in heavy area job losses. The union said cross-docking, ...

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