ARCADIA, Calif. -- Vons Cos. here has organized seven task forces whose recommendations are likely to fuel the chain's growth for the rest of the decade. The groups will deal with labor productivity, store format evolution, in-store merchandising, category-based merchandising, logistics, real estate and manufacturing. "We identified those seven areas for long-term study within the last couple of months, and we think the benefits of the decisions we make from the task force recommendations ...

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