CROSS-DOCKER DETAILS HOLIDAY COST-CUTTING

LA HABRA, Calif. -- An ongoing cross-docking program involving multiple stockkeeping units of holiday merchandise is said to be yielding a substantial cost savings for Food 4 Less Supermarkets here.The program's success may result in further cross-docking opportunities for other holidays, including Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, said John Hans, group vice president of sales at Crown Inc., a

LA HABRA, Calif. -- An ongoing cross-docking program involving multiple stockkeeping units of holiday merchandise is said to be yielding a substantial cost savings for Food 4 Less Supermarkets here.

The program's success may result in further cross-docking opportunities for other holidays, including Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, said John Hans, group vice president of sales at Crown Inc., a Cerritos, Calif.-based broker that partnered with the retailer for the program. High-vol

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