AFS PLANS TO SPEED NEW ITEMS TO SHELF

SALT LAKE CITY -- Associated Food Stores here sees the potential for its stores to capture another $15 million to $18 million in annual sales when they start using a new program designed to get new items to shelf faster.Associated's program, dubbed Code Red, is being tested at one of its 23 corporate-owned stores. Rollout at the rest of the corporate stores this year and about 95 conventional supplied

SALT LAKE CITY -- Associated Food Stores here sees the potential for its stores to capture another $15 million to $18 million in annual sales when they start using a new program designed to get new items to shelf faster.

Associated's program, dubbed Code Red, is being tested at one of its 23 corporate-owned stores. Rollout at the rest of the corporate stores this year and about 95 conventional supplied stores is expected to start in January, said David Rice, director of Center Store b

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