COUNTERPRODUCTIVE

Tinkering with business organizations in ways that cut spending or redeploy it into areas away from core activities has its limits, like everything else. That's among the lessons to be found in recent events at Eagle Food Centers, Megafoods, Kash n' Karry and, no doubt, many other companies.The situation at Eagle, the 102-store chain in Milan, Ill., is outlined in some detail in this week's front-page

Tinkering with business organizations in ways that cut spending or redeploy it into areas away from core activities has its limits, like everything else. That's among the lessons to be found in recent events at Eagle Food Centers, Megafoods, Kash n' Karry and, no doubt, many other companies.

The situation at Eagle, the 102-store chain in Milan, Ill., is outlined in some detail in this week's front-page news feature written by reporter Elliot Zwiebach.

It turns out that Eagle,

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