CARL'S HONES NONFOOD MIX, RACKING TO EXPAND SALES

MISSION, Texas -- Better merchandising may help Carl's Grocery expand its nonfood sales by a projected half percent.The retailer is replacing slower-turning items with faster-turning ones in several targeted nonfood departments. Presently, nonfood sales represent 5% of sales at the four-store retailer. In addition, Carl's shifted to a fully racked general merchandise program supplied by its nonfood

MISSION, Texas -- Better merchandising may help Carl's Grocery expand its nonfood sales by a projected half percent.

The retailer is replacing slower-turning items with faster-turning ones in several targeted nonfood departments. Presently, nonfood sales represent 5% of sales at the four-store retailer. In addition, Carl's shifted to a fully racked general merchandise program supplied by its nonfood wholesaler, Oklahoma City-based Fleming Cos. Store employees still maintain health and

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