COMPTON, Calif. -- Rebuilding its earthquake-damaged dry grocery distribution center in Glendale, Calif., has allowed Ralphs Grocery Co. here to deliver about 1,700 additional orders per month from the facility, lowering the retailer's transportation costs. Following the 1994 Northridge earthquake, these orders had been handled by Ralphs' Riverside, Calif., facility, located approximately 40 miles farther from the majority of Ralphs' stores than the Glendale facility. The two facilities ...

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