AMERICAN STORES STANDARDIZING PROCUREMENT

SALT LAKE CITY -- American Stores Co. here this week will send letters to vendors outlining standardized policies and procedures for its central procurement program launched earlier this year.The procedures, on subjects ranging from electronic commerce to invoicing, will become effective Feb. 1.The company said last week that the rules are intended to promote fairness and ensure a level playing field.According

SALT LAKE CITY -- American Stores Co. here this week will send letters to vendors outlining standardized policies and procedures for its central procurement program launched earlier this year.

The procedures, on subjects ranging from electronic commerce to invoicing, will become effective Feb. 1.

The company said last week that the rules are intended to promote fairness and ensure a level playing field.

According to American, the procedures include the following:

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