RICHMOND, Va. -- Richfood Holdings here is exploring increased use of advance ship notices by late next year. The wholesaler's current ASN use is limited to one vendor, who sends the ASNs by fax. Richfood is considering using ASNs across all categories, including dry grocery, dairy, frozen, meat or "wherever it's applicable," said Gary Conrad, executive vice president of distribution and logistics for Richfood. ASNs can be used in combination with UCC-128, the expanded industry standard ...

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