C&K PROGRAM TAKES COST OUT OF NEW SKUS

BROOKINGS, Ore. -- C&K Market here has developed a program under which its brokers and vendors reimburse the chain for the cost of adding products to its health and beauty care/general merchandise mix.As part of the program, C&K receives one selling unit of each new nonfood stockkeeping unit, be it a pack of three, six, nine or more, from its wholesaler to cut in on the store shelf. In return for

BROOKINGS, Ore. -- C&K Market here has developed a program under which its brokers and vendors reimburse the chain for the cost of adding products to its health and beauty care/general merchandise mix.

As part of the program, C&K receives one selling unit of each new nonfood stockkeeping unit, be it a pack of three, six, nine or more, from its wholesaler to cut in on the store shelf. In return for adding the SKU to the HBC/GM mix, the product's vendor or broker reimburses C&am

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