AN ASSERTIVE NEW STANCE WITH VENDORS

TAMPA, Fla. -- Nowhere is the new attitude at Kash n' Karry Food Stores here more evident than in its dealings with vendors."In the past we've waited for vendors to tell us what they have available. Now we will tell them what we need, which is a big difference," said Ronald E. Johnson, chairman, president and chief executive officer of the chain."If we want to display paper towels or liquid detergent,

TAMPA, Fla. -- Nowhere is the new attitude at Kash n' Karry Food Stores here more evident than in its dealings with vendors.

"In the past we've waited for vendors to tell us what they have available. Now we will tell them what we need, which is a big difference," said Ronald E. Johnson, chairman, president and chief executive officer of the chain.

"If we want to display paper towels or liquid detergent, we'll go to the vendors and pursue a deal rather than waiting for one to c

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