MIAMI -- Transportation costs as a percentage of sales for wholesalers and retail chains declined last year, according to a new industry study. The study indicated a decline from 2.03% last year to 1.91% in 1996 in transportation costs as a percentage of sales for food wholesalers. Self-distributing retailers, on the other hand, experienced a decline from 1.27% last year to 1.16% this year in transportation costs as a percentage of sales. The 1996 Wholesale/Retail Transportation and Fleet ...

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