ADOPTION OF UNIFORM CODES CALLED KEY TO HIGHER PROFITS

NORTHLAKE, Ill. -- Converting to standardized codes can increase profits for both meat and produce departments, according to Robert DiPiazza, vice president of produce operations at Dominick's Finer Foods here.DiPiazza provided a graphic example from his own chain to prove that standardized product look-up codes, applied by suppliers, can lead to big financial rewards. He spoke at the recent Joint

NORTHLAKE, Ill. -- Converting to standardized codes can increase profits for both meat and produce departments, according to Robert DiPiazza, vice president of produce operations at Dominick's Finer Foods here.

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